Employer Services

“It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance”. – Thomas Huxley

We work collaboratively with employers to support, educate, inspire, connect with workers, and assist you in developing your workforce in todays labour market.

We are here to help all employers in our community to find people who are the best fit for their organization. We can help with:

  • Recruitment and selection of potential candidates 
  • Resume screening
  • Employee transition support during closure or layoffs 
  • Retention support  
  • Wage subsidy programs


Here are a few links that may be of interest:


Employment Engagement Specialist

The Employer Engagement Specialist will communicate with stakeholders on a regular basis to establish rapport, provide feedback, follow-up and ensure timeliness of recruitment efforts/activities. Employer Engagement Specialist is responsible for all aspects of running recruitment events such as: career fairs, Open House events, etc. The Employer Engagement Specialist will collaborate with team on a regular basis to establish a pool of qualified employers for the program. The Employer Engagement Specialist will also lead employer customer care efforts to ensure the resolution of any issues that may arise during program period. The Employer Engagement Specialist may also assist with placement efforts of clients.

The Employer Engagement Specialist can help you with:

  • Connecting with qualified workers
  • Recruit, retain and develop your workforce
  • Access training resources, HR tools, labour market information and government training programs


Are you an Employer looking to expand and diversify your workplace? We can help. For more information, please contact:

Mike Little, DDM, RVP

Employer Engagement Specialist

W 902 422.8900

C 902 471.7746



Ability Employers

Ability Employers is a group of employers in Nova Scotia who aim to create and support employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. By networking within the business community, and building partnerships and resources with other organizations, we are dedicated to reducing employment barriers faced by persons with disabilities in Nova Scotia.

Originally founded in 2003 as the Greater Halifax Business Leadership Network (GHBLN), the organization changed its name in 2012 to Ability Employers, and our current Board of Directors is excited about the 2016-2017 plan which includes: offering professional development and networking opportunities for Nova Scotia employers; exploring options for increased funding for Ability Employers; and achieving targets for membership growth.


Ability Starts Here

In June 2018, Ability Starts Here will be partnering with NS Human Rights Commission, Disabled Persons Commission, and Canadian Supported Employment Association (CASE) will be hosting an annual conference on employment with a day specific to employers.