Business Voice

Latest Issue: July 2021

Cover story

Downtown core, upward trends

June 30, 2021

Stretching from Downtown Halifax to the North End and across the bridge to Downtown Dartmouth, the downtown core is supporting small business and economic recovery efforts. The area is transforming, expanding and improving Halifax on multiple levels.

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Positive business environment

Making the move

June 30, 2021

Offering inclusive economic growth, Halifax provides businesses with opportunities to start up, grow and prosper. Despite the pandemic, three businesses chose to make the move to the city and join its thriving business community for very distinct reasons.

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Profile

Comforting Companions

June 30, 2021

Yvette Gagnon and her team of care providers meet people where they’re living, both physically and mentally. Focusing on the wellbeing of those living with illness and age, Comforting Companions provides companionship support for diverse needs.

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Skilled workforce

A small media production company based in Halifax, is shifting gears during the COVID 19 crisis to support clients better.

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Skilled workforce

Are you looking for a skilled force to help your business? Then you should hire a student through the Co-operative Education Incentive (CEI) program. Read more about the program's benefits, wage-subsidy offers and general process.

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Skilled workforce

Hiring recent graduates was made easier for Squiggle Park by the Graduate to Opportunity (GTO) program. GTO offers 25% of a grad’s first year salary – 35% if the grad is diverse – and 12.5% of their second-year salary.

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Skilled workforce

Introducing the concept of cluster employment to the Atlantic-Canadian job market

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Skilled workforce

As a small business owner, Wendy appreciates continued learning. “I think it is very important to keep learning. As a business owner who needs to keep on top of things, there is a never ending list of things you need to know to run your business.”

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Skilled workforce

The inclusive employer

February 4, 2020

Twenty per cent of the Canadian population has a disability. That’s about 7.5 million people. And of those 7.5 million people, more than 50 per cent are not working.

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Skilled workforce

Beyond bricks and mortar

February 4, 2020

Diversity in procurement adds value to construction process

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Skilled workforce

“The young grads we hire are extremely hardworking, dedicated and passionate,” says Melissa Gunn, Manager of Customer Support. “We run a very transparent business and that is something that millennials appreciate."

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Skilled workforce

Meant to achieve

November 1, 2019

NSCC transition year program builds on success

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Skilled workforce

Nova Scotia Works Centres are located across the province of Nova Scotia. They provide employment services and supports to job seekers and to local businesses - matching people to jobs and jobs to people.

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Skilled workforce

The right size

October 1, 2019

Graduate to Opportunity opens doors for recent graduates.

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Skilled workforce

A small start-up in Downtown Halifax is using its new data-sensor technology to read the quality of blood samples when they’re being moved from one place to the next. And now, a new grad is helping the company expand its business across two continents.

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Skilled workforce

Graduate to Opportunity (GTO) is a provincial funding program that provides a two-year salary subsidy to small businesses, start-ups, social enterprises and non-profits who hire a recent grad within 12 months of their graduation.

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Skilled workforce

The ‘Trades Exhibition Hall’ (TEH)TEH is a one-of-a-kind interactive career-awareness facility displaying over 40 occupations in the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) construction sector in 14 booths.

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Skilled workforce

Small business owner recently completed two free Workplace Education courses, Sage 50 Accounting & Social Media Marketing. Both courses were offered close to home by a sponsoring business organization, Northern Opportunities For Business Limited (NOBL).

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Skilled workforce

Graduate to Opportunity program opens doors for young people

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Skilled workforce

Graduate to Opportunity (GTO) provides a two-year salary incentive to small businesses, start-ups, social enterprises and non-profits who hire a recent grad within 12 months of their graduation.

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Skilled workforce

Nova Scotia’s online training tool - SkillsonlineNS is helping build a smarter, more productive, and more competitive workforce in Nova Scotia. SkillsonlineNS gives every business and employee in the province access to skills training– at no cost.

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