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New Job Program Compliance Officer (Program Admin Officer 3) In Nova Scotia

Program Compliance Officer (Program Admin Officer 3)
Program Compliance Officer (Program Admin Officer 3)

Program Compliance Officer (Program Admin Officer 3)

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $4,939–$6,003 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Labour, Skills and Immigration

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 12/7/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

The Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration (LSI) works to provide fairness, safety, and prosperity for all Nova Scotians by helping them live, learn, and work to their highest potential. We have a team of more than 500 people working from offices throughout Nova Scotia, who together are responsible for workplace and public safety, pensions, apprenticeship, adult education, and many other facets of everyday life along with leading the effort to help Nova Scotia increase the number of immigrants and newcomers to the province and works with partners, stakeholders, and businesses to identify labour needs.

About Our Opportunity

As the Program Compliance Officer, you will report to the Manager, Investigations & Compliance at Immigration and Population Growth Branch. The Officer is a critical role in the office to ensure the long-term success of immigration programs and service delivery.

The Officer is responsible for ensuring immigration program participants are compliant with the requirements set out under the various streams administered by the office, by 1) providing information and guidance to employers and candidates, 2) conducting compliance work to ensure program requirements are being met, 3) conducting workplace inspections, and 4) making recommendations in the context of compliance within immigration selection programs.

Primary Accountabilities

  • Conduct compliance verification activities including site visits to businesses in relation to program case files.
  • Draft compliance verification reports, in a timely manner, as deliverables for each inspection. Provide those reports, which include recommendations, to the Manager of Investigations & Compliance.
  • Conduct effective records management related to all compliance activities. The Officer records management must be done in alignment with government records standards and applicable legislation.
  • Support the Manager in the review of program records to appropriately prioritize compliance activities. This includes monitoring program participants.
  • Work closely with Program Officers who support all immigration programs administered by the Immigration & Population Growth.
  • Work with program participant employers and employees to provide education and guidance on appropriately participating in Immigration & Population Growth programs.
  • Provides coaching/job shadowing to new officers or officers with less experience with a program area.
  • The Officer will conduct other operational duties, as required, within the Investigations & Compliance unit.

Qualifications and Experience

To be successful in this role, you will hold a post-secondary education in a related discipline such as, but not limited to, public administration, business, international development, social sciences, or law and five (5) years of related experience.

You must also demonstrate:

  • Proven ability to administer programs that may include working with a range of partners, including other levels of government and the private sector or members of the public
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • An ability to multi-task and handle and organizer large workloads and the ability to prepare and execute plans and adapt as needed
  • An aptitude to deal with complex issues, strong analytical skills, tact and diplomacy, capacity for decisive action, and the ability to influence
  • Must be self-motivated and demonstrate significant intuitive and the ability to work independently
  • The ability to maintain and remain clam in a hostile or adversarial environment
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • The ability to see the big picture

Experience conducting regulatory inspections or compliance work, or strong working knowledge of immigration legislation, programs, policies, and stakeholders is desirable.

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), scenarios, and reference checks.


Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.


Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions

  • Normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day
  • May be required to work overtime on occasion

  • Travel throughout the province to conduct site visits at a variety of businesses will be required

What We Offer

  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.

  • Engaging workplace: our employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in, we have forward-thinking policies and strategies.

  • Numerous career paths.

  • Department-specific flexible work options.

Pay Grade: PR 13

Salary Range: $2,469.30 - $3,001.65 Bi-Weekly

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:

Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.

External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to [email protected]