About Us

About Island Employment

Island Employment is a Cape Breton based non-profit organization funded by the Province of Nova Scotia (Department of Labour and Advanced Education, Employment Nova Scotia Division) and the Government of Canada (Service Canada).

Our mission is to inspire and support people in their employment choice, advancing inclusive workplaces . We also help employers find the best candidates for their organizations through recruitment support, resume screening, wage subsidy programs and more. 

Our approachable and experienced staff are here to offer free and completely confidential services at six locations across Cape Breton:

  • Sydney
  • Port Hawkesbury
  • Inverness
  • Cheticamp
  • St. Peter’s
  • Arichat

Sometimes it takes a little guidance to help decide the next step in life, understand the current job market, or figure out whether to go back to school. Island Employment can help navigate the programs you’ll need to succeed.

To get started, call us to make an appointment or explore our extensive website resources with one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members.