CEI Student Research Symposium

A digital event which featured research presentations by students who are connected to the Centre for Employment Innovation or Coady International Institute.

Nova Scotia Works Diversity and Inclusion Program

“This initiative works with African Nova Scotians and persons of African descent to open doors and create meaningful employment opportunities.” – Angela Bear, Centre for Employment Innovation

Innovation Video Series

A province-wide video project documenting innovations and unique employment narratives found within the Nova Scotia Works employment services system.


The Centre for Employment Innovation (CEI) at St. Francis Xavier (StFX) University strengthens the development and delivery of employment services in Nova Scotia through various activities, partnerships, projects and research.

The CEI works diligently with its partners to:

  • enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion within workplaces;
  • foster exemplary career development practices;
  • conduct applied and practitioner-based research;
  • provide distributed systems leadership;
  • foster a more skilled, resilient, and productive workforce;
  • encourage collaboration for a greater collective impact for all Nova Scotians.

As part of a systems-focused approach to employment services excellence, the CEI conducts many of its activities in collaboration with Nova Scotia Works employment services providers, the Nova Scotia Career Development Association (NSCDA), and the Government of Nova Scotia’s Department of Labour and Advanced Education.


Introducing our Youth Engagement Specialist

Introducing our Youth Engagement Specialist

Meet Addy! Addy Strickland recently accepted the position of Youth Engagement Specialist at the Centre for Employment Innovation (CEI).   In this role, Addy will lead the development of an inclusive youth engagement framework, which will help guide organizations in...

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