Employment Opportunities

Economic Development Officer, Immigration Lead

Western Regional Enterprise Network


The Western Regional Enterprise Network (Western REN) encompasses the Municipalities of the Districts of Argyle, Barrington, Clare, Digby and Yarmouth, the Towns of Digby and Yarmouth. The Western REN’s role is to guide and navigate regional development in Western Nova Scotia, supporting business growth in communities. The Western REN operates as a connector among economic development partners, supporting business growth and retention and providing regional leadership on economic development priorities.

Job Purpose:

  Reporting to the CEO, Western Regional Enterprise Network, the EDO Immigration Lead is focused on building awareness of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot and identifying and connecting employers looking to fill labour gaps to Nova Scotia Office of Immigration (NSOI) for the support required to become a designated employer under the Pilot.

Status:  Full-time, 24-month contract



• Undergraduate degree in business administration, marketing or another related discipline.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

The successful candidate will be proficient in:

• Communications and stakeholder relations

• Client management and service

• Knowledge and understanding of industry sectors in the Western region


 • Minimum five years’ professional experience in business, recruitment and/or economic development.

Working Conditions

• The Program Manager will work in both an office environment and in the field and will work a standard work week. Flexibility in working hours is required as some work will happen outside of the standard work week. Travel throughout the region will be required.

Bilingualism would be a strong asset.

Please send your CV and cover letter by Monday July 31st, 2017 to:

Angélique LeBlanc, CEO

Western Regional Enterprise Network

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This job posting is conditional to receiving program funding.
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
For a full job description, please visit www.westernren.ca

The Municipality of Yarmouth has been receiving inquiries concerning employment possibilities associated with the operation of the Yarmouth Ferry Terminal.  This is the responsibility of the Ferry Terminal operator. 

To download the Municipality of Yarmouth employment application form, click here.   Employment application forms are held on file for a period of six months.