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About Us

Nova Scotia Works Service Providers deliver employment and career services in Nova Scotia; connecting people to jobs and jobs to people. We help people figure out who they are and achieve success by supporting their employment goals. Using creative and innovative approaches, we assist employers in accessing and navigating Government and community resources; supporting them in recruiting and retaining employees for the benefit of all Nova Scotians. Purpose, Vision & Mission.


For more than 30 years, the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth has successfully worked with unemployed individuals in community-based settings in the areas of employment, personal and community enrichment. 

Presently, across Canada, the YMCA operates nearly 700 employment initiatives. All individuals are served with a holistic approach in all of our programs and this philosophy is most clear in our mission statement.

YMCA Nova Scotia Works Employment Services Centre, with many locations around Halifax Regional Municipality, is one of such centres across Canada providing employment services for successful job searching and career advancement.






The YMCA is a charity dedicated to the growth of all persons in spirit, mind, and body, and to their sense of responsibility to each other and the global community.


 Building healthy communities through the power of belonging.

YMCA Values







As Nova Scotia Works System Partners, we support and empower Nova Scotians; to foster resiliency in individuals, businesses and communities to build a stronger province.


A quality employment and career services system that is relevant and responsive to Nova Scotians, partners and stakeholders. A robust, productive and inclusive Nova Scotian workforce that represents and celebrates our province’s diversity and embraces opportunity and innovation.


Nova Scotia Works System Partners collaborate with each other and stakeholders to lead in promoting and building:

  • Welcoming and innovative workplaces

  • An engaged, diverse and inclusive workforce representative of the communities in which we serve; and

  • A skilled, resilient and productive workforce and workplaces across the province.

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