Let's Talk Careers and Nova Scotia Works School Liaison (NSWSL)

Let's Talk Careers

Let’s Talk Careers sessions help families and communities to support youth in making informed career choices. This program is intended to open and support career dialogue, build connections and increase the sharing of information and resources among youth, families and their communities. 

Nova Scotia Works School Liaison (NSWSL)

Nova Scotia Works School Liaisons (NSWSL) provide students and families support with:

  • access to and understanding of Labour Market Information
  • access to potential employment opportunities for youth
  • delivery of workshops and sessions (one-on-one or group sessions), related to career planning and labour market information, both virtually and in-person
  • delivery of workshops and sessions for schools, community groups, families, workplaces and other both at the school and in the community

Reach out to the NSWSL connected or nearest to your local high school. 

School Assignment
School Liaison
  • Amherst Regional High
  • Oxford Regional Education Centre
  • River Hebert District School
  • Advocate District School
Sam MacDonald    
email: samantha.macdonald@cansa.ca
  • Pugwash District High School
  • Parrsboro Regional High School
  • Springhill Junior-Senior High School
  • Tatamagouche Regional Academy
Victoria Vance    
email: victoria.vance@cansa.ca
  • North Nova Education Centre
  • Pictou Academy
  • Northumberland Regional High School
Joey Desmond    
email: jdesmond@careerconnections.ca
  • St. Mary's Education Centre/Academy
  • Fanning Education Centre
  • Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High
  • Guysborough Academy
Katie Pellerin   
email: kpellerin@careerconnections.ca
  • École secondaire de Clare
  • École secondaire de Par-en-Bas
  • École Rose-des-Vents
  • St. Mary's Bay Academy
Sydnee Saulnier    
email: ssaulnier@cdene.ns.ca
  • École NDA
Amélie Jérôme    
email: ajerome@cdene.ns.ca
  • École Beau-Port
  • École acadienne de Pomquet
Melanie Joshua    
email: mjoshua@cdene.ns.ca
  • Bridgetown Regional Community School
  • Annapolis West Education Centre
  • Digby Regional High School
  • Islands Consolidated School
Joanne Tinker    
email: jtinker@nsworksdigby.ca
  • North Queens Community School
  • Liverpool Regional High School
  • Shelburne Regional High School
  • Lockeport Regional High School
Catherine Gillis    
email: cgillis@empsolutions.ca
  • Park View Education Centre
  • New Germany Rural High School
  • Forest Heights Community School
Lorenda Barkhouse    
email: lbarkhouse@empsolutions.ca
  • Cobequid Educational Centre
  • Hants East Rural High School
  • Hants North Rural High School
  • South Colchester Academy
Meagan Kuhn    
email: meagan.kuhn@futureworx.ca
  • Halifax West High School
  • JL Ilsley High School
Alisha Dasti-Hill    
email: alisha.dastihill@jobjunction.ca
  • Sydney Academy
  • Rankin School of the Narrows
  • Cabot Education Centre
  • Baddeck Academy
Tracey MacMullin    
email: tmacmullin@nedac.ca
  • Inverness Education Centre/Academy
  • Cape Breton Highlands Education Centre/Academy
  • Memorial Composite High School
Leah Noble    
email: lnoble@nedac.ca
  • Charles P. Allen High School
  • West Bedford High School
  • Lockview High School
Amy Patterson    
email: apatterson@opportunityplace.ca
  • Sackville High School
  • Millwood High School
  • Bay View High School
Charlene Tasco    
email: ctasco@opportunityplace.ca
  • Middleton Regional High School
  • Northeast Kings Education Centre
  • West Kings District High School
Melanie McCulloch   
email: mmcculloch@peopleworx.ca
  • Barrington Municipal High School
  • Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School
  • Drumlin Heights Consolidated School
Tiffany Saulnier    
email: tsaulnier@swemployment.com
  • Dartmouth High School
  • Citadel High School
Matt Jamieson    
email: mattjamieson@teamworkbridge.org
  • Central Kings Rural High School
  • Horton High School
  • Avon View High School
Stephen Johnson    
email: sjohnson@vansda.ca
  • Riverview High School
  • Glace Bay High School
  • Breton Education Centre
Ashley Burns    
email: ashley.burns@cb.ymca.ca
  • Étoile de L'Acadie
  • Strait Area Education and Recreation Centre
  • East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy
  • Richmond Education Centre/Academy
  • Dalbrae Academy
Patti MacDonald-David    
email: patti.macdonald-david@cb.ymca.ca
  • École acadienne de Truro
  • École secondaire du Sommet
  • École secondaire Mosaïque
  • Centre Scolaire de la Rive-Sud
Houssem Fourti    
email: houssem.fourti@halifax.ymca.ca
  • Auburn Drive High School
  • Cole Harbour District High School
  • Woodlawn High School
  • Island View High School
  • Marine Drive Academy
  • Musquodoboit Rural High School
  • Eastern Shore District High School
Dawn Howe-Power    
email: dawn.howepower@halifax.ymca.ca

Career Coaching Tools

There's no shortage of information to help youth and families learn about career planning, occupations, education/training, and the labour market. The following resources may be helpful to get started.

myBlueprint: This is an excellent resource available to all public high school students and families to support career development and helps students make informed decisions about career pathways. 

Nova Scotia Works Online: This website is a great place to start! Find information on career planning, labour market information and more! 

Careers Atlantic Canada: This site provides resources for students, families, and schools related to skills for success and labour market information. 

Canadian Government Career Planning: This resource includes career quizzes, job profiles, local and national labour market information, and tools to find out about career trends.

Have questions? Get in touch.