About This Site

The Nova Scotia Human Resources NS HR Toolkit has been developed to support small and medium-sized employers (SMEs) in the province in finding and keeping well qualified, motivated workers they need to compete in the global market place.

Over the past several years, employers in Nova Scotia have faced increasing recruitment and retention challenges. Looking ahead, demographic trends will continue to have major impacts on labour markets here in Nova Scotia and throughout Canada. As fewer and fewer young people enter the workforce and the number of retirees increases, SMEs will find themselves in even greater competition for a shrinking pool of available workers.

In this environment, being able to find and keep the right workers, to motivate them, and to develop their skills will be critical for employers. However, many employers do not have access to resources they need to help them achieve these goals. The NS HR Toolkit was designed to provide tools and resources to help address this gap.

The NS HR Toolkit is modeled after the Newfoundland and Labrador HR toolkit, which was developed with support from the Awareness and Retention Committee of the Atlantic Population Table (APT). The APT has been instrumental in supporting the development of initiatives to support employers throughout the Atlantic Provinces to meet shared workforce challenges. The APT agreement to share intellectual property and knowledge between the four Atlantic Provinces has enabled Nova Scotia to modify and build upon the NL HR Toolkit to meet the needs of employers in NS.

Contact Us to learn more about this and other ongoing initiatives to support worker recruitment and retention in Nova Scotia.