About Us

We are non-profit organization funded by both the Province of Nova Scotia and the Government of Canada. Provincially we are funded by Department of Labour and Advanced Education Employment Nova Scotia Division. Federally we are funded by Service Canada.

We offer programs and services at 7 locations across Cape Breton; Sydney, Port Hawkesbury, Inverness, Cheticamp, St. Peter's and Petit de Grat.

Whether you are looking to find a job or explore career possibilities, we can help. Maybe you are an employer looking for qualified and dependable employees? We can help you with that too.

We can also help you access government sponsored programs to assist with employment, training, and supports.
Some of the services we offer are:
Women's Services
Help with Job Search
Career Counselling
Help with Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interview Skills
Free Workshops
Help Accessing Employment Nova Scotia funding programs
Access to the latest Labour Market Information
Job Coaching
Case Management
Job Development
Assistive Technology Assessment & Planning
Referrals to other programs you may qualify for
Free Wireless Internet Access
Access to Regular Desktop and Fully Accessible Computers

Sometimes people just need a little extra help to decide what their next step is in life. Often times people have a hard time understanding why they are not finding work or are unsure if they should consider going back to school. Navigating programs that are designed to help can be frustrating and that’s where we can help.
Our staff is kind, experienced, and always ready to help.

So give us a call and ask for an appointment to meet with one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff.
All appointments are confidential so we will never share anything without your written permission.

To request more information contact us:


Island Employment

500 George Street, Suite 100
Sydney, NS, B1P 1K6

Phone: (902) 539-5673
TTY: (902) 539-2387
Fax: (902) 539-6226

Email: info@islandemployment.ca

Office Hours are Monday to Friday

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

You can also contact  us using the form below

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If you spot a typo or notice a link has stopped working anywhere on our site please let us know, it would be greatly appreciated.  Email Brian Walker at bwalker@islandemployment.ca


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