2022 Nova Scotia Career and Employment Student Symposium

Join us August 16th – 17th for a virtual event featuring research presentations by post-secondary students from across Nova Scotia whose research or summer employment connects to career development, employment, and labour.

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

Youth Engagement Framework

The Centre for Employment Innovation (CEI) is developing a provincial Youth Engagement Framework to help employers, organizations, and service providers better support and serve the interests of Nova Scotians aged 18-34.

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 works alongside communities to strengthen 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 and other provincial employment services providers, the Nova Scotia Career Development Association (NSCDA), and the Government of Nova Scotia’s Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration.


Introducing our Research Intern

Introducing our Research Intern

Meet Alaa! Alaa Salih is currently a graduate student completing a Master of Education (MEd). As someone from a visible minority group, she believes that it is essential to increase minority representation in both professional settings and in academia; therefore, a...

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Introducing Our Marketing and Communications Intern

Introducing Our Marketing and Communications Intern

Meet Ahmad! Ahmad recently started working at the Centre for Employment Innovation (CEI) as the Marketing and Communications Intern. He has previously worked with StFX’s Student Success Centre, the StFX Students’ Union as well as The Career Studio at Schwartz School...

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