Frequently Asked Questions




Q. Who is eligible to apply for the Talent Pathways Program?

Opportunities through Talent Pathways are designated to applicants that identify as equity-deserving. Dalhousie defines equity-deserving groups as Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), women, and persons belonging to the 2SLGBTQ+ community. If you are a member of one of these equity-deserving groups, you must self-identify during the application process to be considered.

Please note that the program does not currently support faculty or student employment opportunities.

Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents or hold a valid work permit.

Remote opportunities are not available through the Talent Pathways program. Candidates must be available on short-notice to work on campus.

Q. What is a temporary position at Dalhousie University?

A temporary position at Dalhousie University is short-term, paid employment that may be within any faculty, administrative unit or department. The position could be available for different reasons.

The length of a temporary position is subject to provisions in the appropriate collective agreement or employee handbook. Please note, temporary employees are not eligible for the employee benefits offered to regular employees, including health and dental benefits and the employee pension plan.

Q. How do I register to join the roster of candidates?

Please visit, select the ‘Staff’ tab, then look for ‘Talent Pathways Candidate Roster– Temporary Opportunities’. Please note that we only accept applications that are submitted electronically to ensure they are properly assessed. Please email if you are experiencing any issues.

Q. How do I get assistance or an accommodation when registering to the Talent Pathways Program?

If you require assistance or accommodation at any point, please send an email to or for guidance and support. Our goal is reduce barriers to employment.

Q. I submitted my application, when will I be contacted?

We appreciate your interest and thank you for submitting your registration. Employment opportunities are subject to requests from hiring departments and/or administrative units. When a position becomes available that may match your candidacy, the hiring department and/or administrative unit or Human Resources will be in direct contact with you.   

Unfortunately, a registration doesn’t guarantee a placement within Dalhousie University. We will hold your information on file for 12 months. Please note, you may receive emails from Dalhousie’s recruitment system, PeopleAdmin, with updates. Please monitor any spam, clutter or junk mail folders.

Q. How do I make changes to my application? How long will my application stay on file?

The Talent Pathways Program will retain your application for 12 months. If you are no longer available, we kindly ask that you log into your account and withdraw your application. For other changes and updates to your application, please email for instructions.  

Q. I require a computer and/or internet access to submit my application, where can I go?

Please visit your local public library or Nova Scotia Works Employment Services Centre. If you are a new immigrant to Canada, please contact Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia. They will be able to provide employment support and assist you with the application process. 

Q. How will Dalhousie protect my personal information?

Dalhousie University understands the importance of privacy and ensuring that personal information is protected. All applicants submitted to the Talent Pathways Program will be stored in a secure database and will only be accessed by designated Human Resource employees and hiring managers. If you would like your application removed from our records, please contact us at

Q. I'm looking for regular employment at Dalhousie, how do I apply for other opportunities?

A registration to Dalhousie Talent Pathways does not transfer as an application to other positions at Dalhousie. To view our current academic and administrative opportunities, we encourage you to visit on a regular basis and apply to those of interest.

Q. I'm a manager at Dalhousie University, and would like to hire a temporary employee. What are the next steps?

For more information on hiring temporary employees through the Talent Pathways Program, please visit the HR site on myDal (log-in required) or reach out to us at We would be pleased to support you.