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Growing Communities Event Series

Supporting Career Success in Nova Scotia for New Immigrants



Thank you for your interest in attending this event; however, at this time our registration numbers are at capacity. Please send an email to hr200@dal.ca if you wish to be added to our wait list. We will contact you if there are cancellations. Note: We have reached our capacity for childcare and cannot accept any further registration of child(ren) for the daycare service.



Event Details

Dalhousie University is offering a one-day professional development conference for new immigrants on Tuesday, May 16, 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building.


This event will provide an opportunity for job-ready immigrants who would like to develop their skills for a successful career in Nova Scotia. There is no registration cost to attend, and on-site child care (limited) and free lunch (Indian cuisine) will be provided to all participants.



Program Information

Check-in for participants will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building. The event will include presentations, panel discussions, networking opportunities and more.


The event will kick-off with a welcome speech from Dalhousie University’s President Richard Florizone, followed by a panel discussion among immigrants and their journey towards career success. This will be followed by a facilitated networking session and a presentation on current labour market trends in Nova Scotia – conducted by the Greater Halifax Partnership.


During lunch there will be a career resource expo where participants will have an opportunity to explore resources that will aid in their quest for career success.  Additionally, there will be presentations made by subject matter experts (ISANS, Dalhousie University) on how to position yourself as a new immigrant to ensure career success in Nova Scotia.  


For more information contact: HR200@dal.ca


About the Growing Communities Event Series: In 2018, Dalhousie will celebrate its 200th anniversary. Dalhousie's Human Resources department and Dalhousie Professional & Managerial Group (DPMG) developed a shared vision to celebrate this anniversary in the form of a legacy event. The intent is to host an annual event focused on serving the needs of our external community through access to Dal's resources, services and partners.