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  • Greater Halifax Partnership - Presentation to Halifax Regional Council 23-09-08
  • Transcript

    • 1.  
    • 2. Who we are
      • Catalyst for economic growth in Greater Halifax
      • Direct partnering with business and government
      • 150+ private and public sector investors
        • Local, regional, national and international
      • All 3 levels of government
        • Municipal, provincial and federal
    • 3. Why?
      • Economic Data
      • Population Trends
      • 64,000 job openings before 2013
      • SmartBusiness – Business Retention & Expansion Program
      • Over 1800 face-to-face consultations with Halifax business leaders
      • 98% reported they would hire immigrants
      • 17% hired immigrants
    • 4. What’s Needed
      • Raise Awareness
      • Information Sharing/Employer Support
      • Better Networks for Newcomers
      • ALLIES Project: Immigrationworksinhalifax.ca
    • 5. Generated over 10 million media impressions
    • 6. Employer Support Program
      • Educate Employers on the immigration process
        • 100 Face-to-Face Consultations with Employers
      • Target industry Sectors
        • >300 Invited
      • Local Career Fairs
        • Opportunity for International Students
      • International Job Fairs
    • 7. Increasing Networks
      • Halifax Connector Program
      • Social and Professional Networks
      • Using Traditional Channels to Network
    • 8. Who are Connectors?
      • “ Connectors are people in a community who know large numbers of people and who are in the habit of making introductions. A connector is essentially the social equivalent of a computer network hub. Connectors usually know people across an array of social, cultural, professional, and economic circles, and make a habit of introducing people who work or live in different circles”
      • - The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Malcolm Gladwell
    • 9. Halifax Connector Program Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Follow up Follow up Follow up Follow up
    • 10. Best practice for business education and talent recruitment
      • Deloitte Halifax has adopted the program as part of their workplace diversity programs
      • Program has been duplicated in other cities across Canada
      • Expanding to include International Students
    • 11. Where are we today? (September 2010)
      • Over 140 Connectors
      • Over 220 Connections
      • 33 Employed
      • Moving to Sustainability
    • 12. Connector Companies…
      • ADP
      • Accounting Solutions
      • AirFire
      • Arrow Electronics Inc.
      • Atlantic Overseas Recruiting
      • Blue Ocean Contact Centers
      • Borderless Solutions
      • Clearwater
      • Convergys
      • College of Registered Nurses of NS
      • Dexter Construction
      • Deloitte
      • Eastlink
      • Enterprise Rent-A-Car (2)
      • La Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse
      • Focal Technologies Corp
      • Gem Health Care Group (2)
      • Halifax Refugee Clinic
      • HB Studios
      • HRM Community Development (2)
      • HRM Diversity
      • HRM Executive Management Team
      • HRM Councillors (3)
      • Holiday Inn Select
      • I.M.P. Aerospace
      • Irving Shipbuilding
      • Labour and Workforce Development
      • Lydon Lynch Architecture
      • Mitchelmore Engineering
      • MSVU Centre for Women in Business
      • Nautel Ltd.
      • Nicom IT Solutions Inc.
      • Nova Scotia Office of Immigration
      • Norex.ca
      • NSCC
      • Pacrim Hospitality
      • RBC Financial Group
      • Research In Motion
      • Salvation Army
      • Service Canada
      • SNC-Lavalin Inc.
      • Sun Life Financial
      • Team Space
      • Techlink Entertainment
      • Transcontinental Inc. (2)
      • Terrain Group
      • Trecan Solutions Inc.
      • Queen Street Studios
      • YMCA
    • 13. How it Works
      • Receive resumes from Partners
      • Match based on industry experience and qualifications
      • Formal email of introduction to both parties
      • Follow-up
    • 14.