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Employment Statistics

Nova Scotia is proud to support a strong and vibrant labour force. Please see the following statistics for the aquaculture, fish harvesting and seafood processing sectors.

Aquaculture Sector

The chart below provides an overview of employment in the finfish, shellfish and other.

Fish Harvesting Sector

The following graph illustrates the number of personal fishing registrations issued in Nova Scotia. A total of 6,269 licences were issued in 2015, representing various species.

Seafood Processing

In 2015, there were a total of 119 seafood processing facilities in Nova Scotia. The following graph illustrates the number of people employed in those facilities

Programs and Services Available to Employers

There are many programs and services available to Employers that can help assist with their employment needs. Check out the Programs and Services chart. We will continue to update as more information is made available. For further information on the programs and services contact the Department /Agency directly or contact Brandy and she will help you navigate through the system! brandy@nsfsc.ca

HR Tool Kit for Industry

The Nova Scotia Fisheries Sector Council has been working directly with employers to help improve HR planning efforts and attraction and retention. The following templates are available to employers and can be customized to fit your needs or requirements. For further information or help with customizing these for your business please contact Brandy– brandy@nsfsc.ca

HR Toolkit: List of Templates

  • Job Analysis Form
  • Job Descriptions
  • Interview Guideline
  • Reference Check Guideline
  • Job Application Form
  • Employee Handbook includes a variety of policies and procedures (i.e. Handheld Device Policy, Social Media Guidelines and Code of Conduct)
  • Critical Incident Form
  • Exit Interview

If you would like to obtain a copy of any of these templates please contact Brandy – brandy@nsfsc.ca

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