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Networking

Apart from recruitment agencies and job sites, finding a job in Halifax involves connecting, or networking, with people in the community. This is a great way to meet new contacts and learn more about jobs in your field.

Below is a quick list of helpful organizations that may help you better understand how networking works and to start or broaden your professional networks:

  • The Halifax Connector Program is a simple but effective referral process that helps immigrants, international students and local graduates who are employment ready to build their professional networks by connecting with local businesses, organizations, community leaders and career opportunities in their field.
  • FUSION Halifax is a networking group for young professionals from 20 to 40 years old. These individuals are inspired to make their city a better place to live, work and play.
  • Francophone Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business for HRM’s Francophone Community.
  • Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) offers a professional Mentorship Program that matches newcomers with professionals in their field.
  • Eventbrite provides an updated list of networking events happening in the municipality.
  • Third Wednesday is a monthly networking group for Digital, I.T. and Marketing professionals.
  • BioNova hosts networking events for professionals in the Life Sciences industry.
  • Centre for Women in Business is located at Mount St. Vincent University and hosts regular breakfasts and events.
  • Halifax Women’s Network provides opportunities for professional women to enhance their careers, increase their contacts, create a positive image, and strengthen their links to the community.

Finding a Job

Finding a job can be hard in a new city. Halifax has a diverse, creative community and many established business organizations. Volunteering can be a good way to gain relevant local experience, make connections in your field and further your knowledge of the Canadian workplace culture. There are many resources and programs available to help you find out what is the best path for you.

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