Help Wanted: Province Launches Recruitment Campaign to Increase Workers in Healthcare, Trades

RELEASE — “As Nova Scotia’s population passes the one million mark, the Province is launching a recruitment campaign to increase workers in healthcare and the skilled trades to support labour market needs. The campaign is part of a larger strategy to double the current population to two million people by 2060 – adding an average of 25,000 more people to Nova Scotia each year.” Read the full release from the Province. 

Perspective from Construction

“We’re entering a period of unprecedented growth in the construction sector just as many of our people are reaching retirement. Nova Scotia has billions of infrastructure and housing in development, and that’s going to require a lot more people in the trades: at least 11,000 certified tradespeople in the next eight years,” said Duncan Williams, President and CEO, Construction Association of Nova Scotia