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Project Manager (Immigration and Recruitment Consultant)



Competition # : 37792 

Department: Health Professionals Recruit

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 2/1/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


The role of the Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment (OHPR) is to put a laser focus on the collective efforts of government and other organizations that help bring healthcare professionals to Nova Scotia and help them to put down roots in our communities. The thousands of professionals working in healthcare in Nova Scotia are a cornerstone of a strong healthcare system.


Our work is significant in terms of importance and scope. It is work we cannot do alone, and we’ll work with a broad range of partners to understand what is working well and where we can make things better. Collaboration is not just a buzzword here.


Our team at the Office of Healthcare Professionals recruitment is small but mighty. Whether it’s driving policy changes or working with our partners to boost capacity, we will continue to evolve and think about our impact. We’re developing long term strategy while maintaining focus on action and demonstrating results.

About Our Opportunity


Are you passionate about Nova Scotia being a top choice for healthcare professionals?


Are you excited by government’s commitment to health system transformation and the opportunity to set the vision and strategic direction for health workforce planning and strategy?


Are you a leader and a champion of change? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where collaboration with partners is critical?


Do you like to roll up your sleeves and get things done?


If you answer yes to these questions, then we would like to invite you to read further.


As Project Manager (Immigration and Recruitment Consultant) you will join a team that is accountable for leadership and oversight of the recruitment and retention of Physicians, Nurses, and other Allied Healthcare Professionals for Nova Scotia. Reporting to the Project Executive Lead, the Project Manager is an integral member of the recruitment and retention team. Responsibilities include but not limited to, leading the attraction process for domestic and international workers, and providing consultation and guidance to members of the team and our clients in international recruitment.


If you are ready for the challenge, we need your help to not only increase the number of health-care professional working in the province and their equitable representation, but also to retain those already working here.

Primary Accountabilities


•    Leads and partners with client groups to strategically recruit, through sourcing best national and international candidates to meet organizational and health system needs in a timely manner through innovative and effective recruitment strategies and methods.  
•    Leads planning and participates in both national and international recruitment events and acts as a primary liaison with external recruitment stakeholders (i.e., educational facilities, employees, employers, immigration settlement organizations, ISANS, etc).  Manages and provide leadership with recruitment missions with our key partner, including identification of new market opportunities.
•    Informs policy development around barrier identification for international and domestic candidates wanting to come to Nova Scotia. Provides advice to other government departments and senior leadership including recommendations in the development of policy and programs. 
•    Consults with clients to implement available retention programs and services aimed at onboarding and retaining international employees.  
•    Works with our partners at Labour, Skills, and Immigration to ensure all appropriate documentation and regulatory guidelines are met when hiring an international candidate.  Keeps up to date with changes to immigration laws/legislations and acts as a liaison with all federal and provincial governmental authorities.
•    Generates and analyses recruitment performance metrics and prepares reports for key stakeholders as necessary. 
•    Prepare and deliver presentations (in-person and virtual) that promote Nova Scotia’s work and lifestyle opportunities.
•    Maintains effective working and collaborative relationships with partners throughout the health system ensuring seamless advice and service to clients
•    Implements best practices to further support international recruitment efforts.  
•    Provide recommendations for approval and/or revisions of plans and strategies related to recruitment and retention efforts.

Qualifications and Experience


This may be the right opportunity for you if you are a leader with extensive partnership and stakeholder relations skills and experience in areas of international recruitment and retention. You have a Bachelors’ Degree plus several years of progressively responsible experience in the areas of immigration, recruitment and retention, equity, diversity and inclusion, strategy, and policy development, reporting and stakeholder relations. 


You must be a member in good standing with the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC) and or with a Canadian provincial or territorial law society/ Chambre des notaires du Québec. 


To be considered for this position, please provide your license number and/or membership ID number. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Also, we would consider candidates who are in process or close to obtaining their license, provided they provide/attach proof of the same with their application.  


You have experience providing recommendations and solutions to policies, problems, and required changes by developing new approaches based on constructive thinking, innovation, and broad consultation. You have led projects from initiation to implementation, and organized recruitment missions as it relates to domestic and international recruitment. Ability to manage confidential issues, with the highest level of professionalism is required. You are able to travel both domestically and internationally. 

Qualifications and Experience (cont'd)


As a successful Project Manager, you will:
•    Have a high degree of cultural awareness and proficiency including demonstrated experience working with communities.
•    Have a strategic orientation in leading large corporate horizontal initiatives from start to finish.
•    Work well under pressure and leverage the experience and expertise of team members and system partners in problem solving, undertaking innovative strategies and approaches to arrive at quality, sustainable solutions.
•    Be adept at synthesizing information from a variety of sources and taking into consideration competing interests when providing analysis and recommendations.
•    Have a clear communication style both written and verbal and ability to influence key clients and partners.

The Government of Nova Scotia has adopted the LEADS Leadership Framework.  During the interview, candidates will be expected to express how they have demonstrated the key behaviours and capabilities required to effectively lead in a caring and inclusive environment. LEADS Domains includes Leads Self, Engage Others, Achieve Results, Develop Coalitions and Systems Transformation.
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We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.



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.

Working Conditions


Work is conducted within an office environment.

The ability to travel locally, nationally, and internationally will be required (driver’s license and passport will be required).

Additional Information


Please note this competition is being advertised for 1 Permanent and 1 Term position. The Term status position has an end date of March 31, 2024; however, the position status (“term”, “temporary” or “casual”) is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate.

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:  EC 11 

Salary Range:  $3,143.79 - $3,929.78 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.


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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