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Labour Mobility Coordinator (Program Admin Officer 3)



Competition # : 34106 

Department: Labour, Skills and Immigration

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 1/28/2022​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


The Adult Education Division of Nova Scotia's Department of Labour, Skills, and Immigration is dedicated to improving the education and employment prospects of Nova Scotia's adults by promoting, developing, and funding qualification recognition, adult literacy, essential skills, and upgrading programs in the province.


The Division administers the following programs: Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning, General Educational Development (GED), Fair Registration Practices Act (FRPA) Program, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and International Qualification Recognition (IQR) Funding Programs.


On October 6, 2021 the Government of Nova Scotia announced full vaccination will be a condition of employment for new staff being hired. View News Release


About Our Opportunity


As the Labour Mobility Coordinator you support the work of the Fair Registration Practices Act (FRPA) by working with the FRPA Review Officer to promote fair registration practices of workers in regulated professions and trades, assisting with FRPA reviews and action plans, coordinating events and consultations, and supporting data collection and analysis.


The Labour Mobility Coordinator represents Nova Scotia on various working groups that focus on labor mobility, provides Nova Scotia’s position on broad issues, tracks labour mobility data, conducts research and statistical analysis on labour mobility and market trends, facilitates presentations, and connects and collaborates with various stakeholders to understand labour mobility barriers and to explore possible solutions.


As the Labour Mobility Coordinator, you will report to the Manager, Recognition of Prior Learning and Labour Mobility.


Primary Accountabilities


The Labour Mobility Coordinator responsibilities also include:


  • Leading and implementing Nova Scotia's activities related to Chapter 7 (Labour Mobility) of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA).
  • Providing interpretation, recommendations, and expertise of the CFTA, and utilizing provisions in Nova Scotia's CFTA Implementation Act (CFTAIA) to assist with compliance.
  • Leading the creation, review, and approvals of Legitimate Objective Exceptions under Chapter 7 by analyzing information using existing guidelines, working with regulatory bodies in their development, facilitating and recommending approvals, and communicating outcomes to stakeholders.
  • Responding to CFTA complaints and inquires, both formal and informal, from individuals, regulating bodies, government departments, and provincial counterparts.
  • Leading the awareness and providing information resources to ensure key stakeholders in the province understand their responsibilities under the CFTA.


Qualifications and Experience


This may be the right opportunity for you if you have a bachelor's degree and 5 years of related experience interpreting and working with legislation, or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.


As the ideal candidate you will have effective interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills, along with the ability to demonstrate good judgement, strategic thinking and effective decision­ making skills. Innovation and results oriented are key characteristics you should possess. In addition, you must be able to work under considerable pressure due to conflicting deadlines and will require tact in dealing with internal and external stakeholders. Significant multitasking skill is required to manage competing priorities in this role. Experience with general office software is required, such as, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and Internet.


We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentation, interview(s), and reference checks.




Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.




Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.


What We Offer


  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace: our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in, we have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Countless career paths.
  • Department specific flexible working schedules.



Pay Grade:  PR 13  

Salary Range:  $2,396.86 - $2,913.59 Bi-Weekly


Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:



 Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued. 


External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 


Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to