New Job Community Navigator (Planning & Develop Off 1-2) In Nova Scotia

Community Navigator (Planning & Develop Off 1-2)
Community Navigator (Planning & Develop Off 1-2)

Community Navigator (Planning & Develop Off 1-2)

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $3,565–$6,003 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Labour, Skills and Immigration


Type of Employment: Temporary

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 3/10/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

Immigration and Population Growth Branch (IPG) of Labour Skills and Immigration (LSI) has a large mandate. We are responsible for attracting, integrating, and retaining newcomers to our province. The impact of our work is felt both on a macro level as we are helping businesses succeed and our population grow, as well as a micro level as we make decisions every day that change the lives of people choosing to make Nova Scotia home. A small but passionate team, we are continually evolving to ensure we are meeting the needs of the province.

About Our Opportunity

As Community Navigator for Colchester County and Cumberland County, you are a passionate champion of Nova Scotia. Reporting to the Manager, Engagement and External Relations, you will play a key role in the attraction and retention of newcomers to Nova Scotia.

You will be accountable for helping to grow Nova Scotia’s population to 2M by 2060, participating and developing in recruitment and retention activities, and working with a dynamic team of community navigators across the province. You will be a key member of the Attraction and Engagement Team.

Primary Accountabilities

As a Community Navigator, you are responsible to:

  • Attract, develop and cultivate relationships with newcomers interested in migrating and immigrating to Nova Scotia
  • Be a direct contact person for individuals seeking more information on working and living in our province
  • Provide timely and knowledgeable responses to inquiries
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key partners, such as municipal, provincial, and federal government representatives; Regional Enterprise Networks and other economic development agencies; settlement organizations; employers; post-secondary institutions; Chambers of Commerce; community organizations and other key groups in your communities
  • Represent the department on various working groups and committees at both local and provincial levels, to support program and departmental priorities
  • Prepare reports, briefing materials and other correspondence as required
  • Work with minimal supervision and demonstrate great initiative and teamwork capabilities
  • Apply legislation, regulations, policies and guidelines
  • Support the branch and the department on special projects, programs and initiatives when and where required

Qualifications and Experience

To be successful in this position, you hold a post-secondary degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Public Relations, Journalism, or other related field of study. In addition, you will have a minimum of one year related work experience or an acceptable equivalent.

You also possess and demonstrate the following:

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Exceptional client service skills
  • Effective problem-solving skills to address a wide variety of client inquiries and needs
  • Superb time management skills and the ability to manage priorities with competing deadlines and in complex situations
  • Exceptional ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Exceptional ability to use sound judgement at all times, including with confidential information
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Assets for this role include:

  • Language(s) in addition to English
  • Valid Nova Scotia Driver’s License

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), 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 within Nova Scotia is required

Additional Information

This is a temporary employment opportunity with an anticipated end date of November 1, 2023.

The successful candidate will be working out of the Amherst or Truro Office or Regional Enterprise Networks in those locations.

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
  • Countless career paths
  • Department specific flexible working schedules

Pay Grade: PR 05 - PR 13

Salary Range: $1,782.32 - $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].