The following companies/organizations are Investors of the Cape Breton Partnership and offer services specific to business development.

Kim Long and Associates

Experienced Human Resources Professional with a demonstrated history of working in private and non-profit sectors. Skilled in Training, Program Development, Facilitation, and Management.

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Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI)

At Nova Scotia Business Inc. we are working towards a strong, thriving and globally competitive Nova Scotia through attracting global investment to create new jobs across the province and working with companies in all communities to be more successful exporters. We can help you get there from here. With extensive industry and market expertise, we are passionate about helping Nova Scotia companies discover new exporting opportunities. Make Nova Scotia your business solution. If you are not yet familiar with our province, allow us to show you why our talent, geographic location, reputation, and research and development are attracting world-leading companies to establish operations here. You may also be interested in our Industrial Lands that offer access to shipping, logistics and distribution of your products.

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Wanda MacLean

Regional Business Development Advisor

902-227-7144

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Agriculture and Agrifood Canada – Career Focus Program — Agricultural internships

You could get a wage subsidy of up to $14,000 in matching funds to hire post-graduate interns or Indigenous youth participants between 15 and 30 years old, for a period of 4 to 12 months. The projects must provide for the employees:   Agriculture career-related work experiences in Canada Skills acquisition through mentoring and coaching

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506-460-4453

1-866-452-5558

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Black Business Initiative Constructing the Future Training

Constructing the Future is a program aimed at increasing the participation of working age tradespersons in the mainstream economy of Nova Scotia. It will equip existing and aspiring tradespersons from the Black community with enhanced skills, basic certifications and competencies to establish a stronger presence in Nova Scotia’s construction sector.   This program offers participants hands-on work experience through eight weeks on-the-job training. Participants receive a stipend (weekly allowance) while undertaking the program. Participants build the required confidence, skills and knowledge to work in the construction sector: secure a job, start a business, or go back to trades school.

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Roger Smith

BBI Northern Region

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Canada Green Corps Program

If your business or non-profit organization is looking to reduce its environmental footprint or increase sustainability, you can apply for a wage subsidy to hire an eligible youth. Eligible employers must:   Offer meaningful work experience Offer a 4 to 6 month term Pay a portion of the youth’s salary   Eligible participants must: Be between 18 and 30 years of age Be legally entitled to work in Canada Not be a full-time student or co-op student

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(613) 232-5751

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Canadian Heritage – Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages

Your incorporated private business or non-profit organization may be eligible for a wage subsidy to hire a bilingual summer student. To be eligible you must:   Offer 30-40 hours a week of work for a period of 6-16 weeks Conduct activities in both official languages   Once enrolled, you will have access to a pool of talented and innovative youth.

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1-800-935-5555

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Cape Breton Partnership

The Cape Breton Partnership recognizes that economic growth and prosperity is the result of many factors and the work of many people. As such, it undertakes a variety of initiatives that will affect the economic and social development of Cape Breton.

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Carla Arsenault

902-562-6059

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Cape Breton Partnership-Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIP) is a pilot project that attracts and retains skilled immigrants in Atlantic Canada. This program helps employers who are looking to hire full-time, non-seasonal international candidates (from inside or outside of Canada).

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Kelly McKinnon

902-562-0122

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Cape Breton Partnership-Connector Program

The Connector Program matches community and business leaders (Connectors) with immigrants, international and local graduates (Connectees) in their industry of expertise. The Connector Program is a simple and effective networking program that connects driven individuals with industry leaders who can help facilitate the growth of their careers here in Cape Breton.

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Robyn Lee Seale

902-562-0122

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Cape Breton Partnership-Global Skills Strategy

The Cape Breton Partnership is a referral partner to Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Dedicated Service Channel (DSC). This is a dedicated service for employers to navigate Canada’s immigration system to meet their needs. The DSC gives employers access to an account manager who can: Assess the employer’s needs Answer the employer’s questions Give the employer guidance

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Omar Tag El-Din

902-562-0122

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Cape Breton Partnership-Global Talent Stream

The Cape Breton Partnership is a referral partner to Employment and Social Development Canada’s (ESDC) Category A of the Global Talent Stream. This is a program for innovative companies hiring unique and specialized talent to help the firm scale-up and grow. The Global Talent Stream offers timely, responsive and predictable client-focused service to help an organization access highly-skilled global talent to expand their workforce here in Canada and to be competitive on a global scale.

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Omar Tag El-Din

902-562-0122

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Cape Breton Partnership-Safety First

The Safety First Network will demonstrate Leadership by providing safe work environments for employees, distributing online newsletters to share with industry about safety related topics, highlight the work of the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education and the Workers Compensation Board of Nova Scotia and showcase the safety champions in the Cape Breton region.

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902-562-0122

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