Employment - Cape Breton Local Immigration Partnership (CBLIP) Program Coordinator

Cape Breton Local Immigration Partnership (CBLIP) Program Coordinator

Cape Breton Partnership

Full-Time Contract



Are you passionate about fostering welcoming communities? Do you have a knack for working collaboratively to improve community outcomes? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you as the CBLIP Program Coordinator at the Cape Breton Partnership!  

In this role, you will provide assistance to the CBLIP Program Manager and work collaboratively to improve newcomer settlement outcomes in Unama’ki-Cape Breton by fostering welcoming communities.  

Reporting to the CBLIP Program Manager, or designate, you will assist with the following duties: 

  • Providing administrative support to the CBLIP Council, Immigrant Advisory Table, and Working Groups;
  • Supporting the coordination of the CBLIP’s Annual Partner Update Event;
  • Supporting the implementation of CBLIP Working Group projects;
  • Assisting in data analysis related to the newcomer experience in Cape Breton; 
  • Supporting CBLIP communications (internal and external); 
  • Representing the CBLIP on committees and in meetings, as required;
  • Supporting the development of funding applications;
  • Assisting in the design of CBLIP presentations and reports; and
  • Assisting with other CBLIP and Partnership initiatives as required.  

Must-have Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Relevant experience (i.e. administrative, program coordination).
  • Strong English communication skills (verbal, written).
  • Solid organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and ability to conduct sound research.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise sound judgement.
  • Team player with a positive attitude and proven interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a small team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and efficiently with minimal direction.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) 

Nice-to-have Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Experience working with software and digital tools, i.e. Basecamp, SurveyMonkey, Zoom, and Teams. 

Working Conditions: 

  • Monday-Friday in an office environment with the option to work from home up to 2 days per week provided you have a strong and reliable internet connection. 
  • Frequent sitting or standing while using a computer is required. 
  • Flexibility in working hours may be required as some work may happen outside of regular hours.
  • Location: Work location is flexible; the Cape Breton Partnership is an island-wide organization with offices in Sydney, Baddeck, Port Hawkesbury, and Arichat. For the right candidate, we will also consider a remote working arrangement within Unama’ki-Cape Breton. 


  • Approximate Start/End Date: October 2, 2023 – March 31, 2024
  • Duration/Type: 6-month term; Full-time (35 hours/week) 
  • Wage: $25/hour
  • Offers of employment will be conditional on the successful candidate’s ability to accept and comply with all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, confidentiality, intellectual property, non-solicitation, and conflict of interest policies. 

About Cape Breton Partnership: 

The Cape Breton Partnership is an innovative and dynamic organization dedicated to promoting economic development and growth in Unama’ki – Cape Breton.  Our mission is to collaborate with key stakeholders, attract investment, and support local businesses, all with the goal of building a thriving and sustainable economy. We believe that by harnessing the talents and potential of our community, we can create a brighter future for everyone. 

The island-wide organization, led by a Board of Directors, runs a number of programs and initiatives, and administers two Regional Enterprise Networks (RENs):   

  1. Cape Breton Regional Municipality Regional Enterprise Network (CBRM-REN)   
  2. Cape Breton Regional Enterprise Network (CB-REN), which includes:   
    • the Municipalities of the Counties of Victoria, Richmond, & Inverness;   
    • the First Nation Communities of Membertou, Eskasoni, We’koqma’q, & Wagmatcook; &  
    • the Town of Port Hawkesbury.   

With approximately 25 staff located across Cape Breton-Unama’ki, the Cape Breton Partnership works with all levels of government, and private and non-profit groups to help foster inclusive economic growth on the Island. 

How To Apply

Cape Breton Partnership will be accepting applications for this position via email. Please follow the instructions below carefully. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

To Apply:  

Join our team and make a difference in shaping the future of Unama’ki – Cape Breton! If you are ready to contribute your skills and passion to a dynamic organization that values collaboration and innovation, we invite you to apply for the CBLIP Program Coordinator position today.  

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter highlighting your qualifications and why you are interested in this role. Applications must be sent to careers@capebretonpartnership.com as a single PDF document. 
This opportunity is open until filled! Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. We thank all applications for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

Email Address: careers@capebretonpartnership.com Apply here

Intended Audience

This employment opportunity is open for: Canadian, Permanent Residents, and Temporary Residents who are able to work for any employer in Canada (Study Permit and Open work permit holders).

Only applicants who are authorized to work in Canada will be considered.

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Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Nova Scotia
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Posted on
September 13th 2023
October 13th 2023