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

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

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

Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $3,672–$6,183 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Labour, Skills and Immigration

Location: Pictou, Antigonish, Guysborough

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 13-Sep-23 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

The Office of Immigration has a large mandate. We are responsible for attracting, integrating and retaining immigrants 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

In this position, you make decisions that change the lives of people choosing to call our Province home. How? By providing information and expertise to our senior management team so that informed decisions may be made on applications from clients who are seeking permanent residency.

Primary Accountabilities

As a Community Navigator, you:

  • Research, analyze and verify information from a variety of sources. Interviewing clients, employers and consulting regularly with our partners both locally and abroad are also key responsibilities;
  • Provide advice and information to clients, the general public, representatives, and stakeholders on behalf of the Office of Immigration regarding our various programs;
  • You liaise regularly with business, industry and community representatives on immigration matters.

Your work is critical in assisting Senior Management make informed decisions regarding client applications by presenting assessments in a clear and concise manner. You play an important role in identifying program integrity concerns and consulting with the program integrity unit. You will also provide input and feedback on policies, guidelines, directives and operational processes.

Qualifications and Experience

To be considered for this position, you hold an undergraduate degree in a related field such as communications, business or marketing , in addition to a minimum of 3 years of directly related experience in working with partners and public, gathering, researching, and analyzing information. You have gained expertise in interpreting and applying legislation, programs, policies and guidelines. You also possess strong interviewing skills allowing you to engage and communicate effectively with diverse groups. You are proficient in various computer software programs such as Microsoft Suite. You display a passion for our purpose with your general knowledge of government departments and organizations involved in citizenship and immigration. Objective decision making, as it pertains to the assessment of applications, is a must. Strong English speaking, writing, reading and oral comprehension skills are required for this position.

An understanding of the Nova Scotia economic conditions, immigration programs and our labour market priorities would be viewed as assets. The ability to speak French or other language(s) would also be an asset.

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written assignment, 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

Ability to travel in and outside Nova Scotia may be required.

Additional Information

In this Community Navigator position, you will be responsible for the following locations: Pictou, Antigonish, Guysborough.

This is a Term employment opportunity with an anticipated end date of December 30, 2024. The appointment status (‘term’, ‘temporary’ or ‘casual’) is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate.

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: $1,835.79 - $3,091.70 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].