First Time Applicants

How to Join Our Talent Community

Enter your email in the Join Our Talent Community field and click on “Join Now.” You will be prompted to enter information as part of joining the Talent Community. Once you have entered your information, read the Privacy Statement and click on the button to consent to the collection, use and disclosure of the information you are providing for the Talent Community.

How to Search for a Job
You can search for jobs by:

  • Selecting one of the links under “Explore Opportunities".
  • Selecting “All opportunities” and filtering the job postings. To use a search filter, select the item in the drop-down menu you want to search by.
  • Entering a location in the “Search by Location” field.
  • Clicking on “Go to Map” by the map of Nova Scotia.
  • Entering a key word in the “Search by keyword” field.

How to Apply for a Job

After you have completed a search and selected a job posting, you can apply by clicking on “Apply.” If you haven’t already joined, you will be asked to join the Talent Community and provide some basic information.

The next step is to enter personal and professional information into your Candidate Profile. This information is required before you can apply for a position. Once you have entered the required information and uploaded your resume and cover letter, you can click “Apply” to submit your application.

How to Apply Using LinkedIn

Once you have started an application, you can choose to click on “Apply with LinkedIn.” This feature will use your existing LinkedIn account information to automatically populate some of the information needed for your application.

Returning Applicants

How to sign in

Click “Sign in” and enter the required information.

How to check the status of your active job applications
You can sign in to your candidate profile and select "View Profile". Once you are in Your Profile, you can select “View your active applications.”

Existing Government of Nova Scotia Employees

If you are an existing Government of Nova Scotia employee, please click on this link to go to the Employee Portal and apply for job opportunities.

Internal Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest are restricted to eligible Nova Scotia Government bargaining unit employees covered by the Civil Service Master Agreement between the Government of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union.

If you are an existing Government of Nova Scotia employee, and you qualify to apply for an Internal Expression of Interest, please click on this link to apply.

To be eligible for Expression of Interest consideration, an employee must have completed their probationary period, and be within the same classification and the same department as the posted position. All applications will be screened according to Fair Hiring Policy guidelines and the Collective Agreement. Where more than one Expression of Interest is received, the employee with the greatest length of service will be identified and the employee’s ability, experience, qualifications and any special skills or qualifications, as posted, will be assessed. Assessment tools may include an interview, written exercises and/or practical testing. One employment reference check is conducted with the employee's current supervisor. If a position is not filled through an Expression of Interest, the hiring manager will proceed with the posted competition in the usual manner.

Expressions of Interest are not open to:

  • the general public
  • casual employees
  • temporary employees
  • relief employees
  • term employees who have not completed twelve (12) continuous months of service
  • probationary employees
  • EC employees
  • OIC appointees