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Accessing International Talent & Immigration Resources in 2021

  • 15 Apr 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


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During this session, you will hear from Mary-Jo McKay from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration and Population Growth and Al Tek from Halifax Partnership’s Labour Market Team. There will be an overview of the various provincial immigration streams for accessing international talent for your company, with a focus on the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP). At the end of the presentation, there will be a Q&A period to answer any of your questions.

Al Tek, Account Executive, Atlantic Immigration Pilot

Halifax Partnership

Al Tek is focused on building awareness of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot with a goal to identify and connect employers looking to fill labour gaps with experts in Nova Scotia’s Office of Immigration. Al brings diverse experience in the public, private, education and tech sectors and a focus on relationship building to his role. What excites Al most about Halifax is the continued growth of Halifax’s population, businesses, and the advancements in innovation in the city he calls home. Al holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from Dalhousie University and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Laval University, Quebec.

Mary-Jo MacKay, Manager, External Relations

Nova Scotia Office of Immigration and Population Growth

As the Manager of External Relations for the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration, Mary-Jo works closely with diverse stakeholders to enhance their understanding of immigration and use of immigration programs. Prior to this position, Mary-Jo spent 13 years with the Provincial Departments of Communities Culture and Heritage, and Tourism Culture and Heritage. She is passionate about immigration and workplace diversity and has worked internationally in Europe, Latin America and Africa. Mary-Jo holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Carleton University, an Environmental Engineering Diploma from the University College of Cape Breton and a Master of Environmental Studies Degree from the University of Waterloo.

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