2022 Nova Scotia Career and Employment Student Symposium

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 Future of Leadership Intern

Introducing Our Future of Leadership Intern

Meet Jack! Jack recently accepted the role of Future of Leadership Intern at CEI. Jack is a current fourth year student at StFX., double majoring in Economics and Finance. Born and raised in Calgary, Jack moved to Antigonish, graduating from Dr. John Hugh Gillis high...

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Introducing Our Youth Engagement and Research Intern

Introducing Our Youth Engagement and Research Intern

Meet May! May recently accepted the role of Youth Engagement and Research Intern for the summer of 2022. May is entering their fourth year at StFX, studying a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. They were born in Amherst, Nova Scotia and grew up in Malagash, Nova Scotia....

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