Business Voice

Latest Issue: April 2020

Cover story

Here to help Halifax grow

April 3, 2020

We’re not the loudest voice, but we’re one of — if not the most —effective voice in terms of advocating for this city.” - Gavin MacDonald, Chair, Halifax Chamber of Commerce

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Positive business environment

The right thing to do

April 3, 2020

Prioritizing the environment key to responsible, sustainable business

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Member Profile

Building brands

April 3, 2020

Revolve helps clients communicate clearly with customers

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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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Skilled workforce

Apprenticeship is exemplary in combining learning on the job with technical training that takes place off the job and provides our youth with opportunities to work and live in Nova Scotia.

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Skilled workforce

Life sciences sector playing growing role in Nova Scotia economy

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