Job Details - Business Planning Assistant - Regional Enterprise Network (REN)

Business Planning Assistant - Regional Enterprise Network (REN)

Cape Breton Partnership


Position: Business Planning Assistant - Regional Enterprise Network (REN)
Contract Term: July 5, 2021 – August 27, 2021
Location:  CBRM or Victoria County

About the Organization

The Cape Breton Partnership brings together people, companies, and organizations to work at increasing economic opportunities across the island and to transform Cape Breton┬čUnama’ki into the most creative and prosperous place on earth.

The Partnership strives to accomplish this by PROMOTING Cape Breton┬čUnama’ki as a great place to live and invest; GROWING a culture that values and celebrates creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship; and CONNECTING entrepreneurs and companies to the resources they need to succeed.

The Cape Breton Partnership administers two regional enterprise networks in Cape Breton. These Networks were established by the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and encompasses the First Nation Communities and all five municipalities in Cape Breton.

About the Opportunity

The Cape Breton Partnership is recruiting a Business Planning Assistant for a 8-week summer placement.

General Description:

Reporting to the Economic Development Officer, or designate, you will assist with the following duties:

  • Working with the Business Planning Advisor to assist clients in the development of business plans for new start-up businesses, business expansions, or new investments being explored by clients of the Cape Breton Partnership; and
  • Assisting in the development of projected financial statements, including balance sheets, cash flow analyses, and income statements.

Specific Duties:

Specific duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the Business Planning Advisor with writing internal and external communications to various stakeholders and collaborators such as the Canada Business Network;
  • Communicating with business planning clients;
  • Market research on various industries, products, and businesses;
  • Writing of business plans and portions of business plans including editing, proofreading and version control;
  • Document layout;
  • Data analysis; and
  • Assistance with other Cape Breton Partnership initiatives as required.

Additional Opportunities:

  • Support the Business Planning Advisor and other Cape Breton Partnership team members in the delivery of other related projects and services for business and investment;
  • Content creation and information updates for Cape Breton Partnership websites and other promotional materials; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

To apply: 

Send a cover letter and resume combined as one PDF to

Subject line should be:
REN Business Planning Assistant – Your First and Last Name.

Failure to follow these instructions may disqualify applicants.


Qualifications: Must be a youth between the ages of 15-30 to qualify for the federal funding.

Intended Job Posting 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.

Location Information
CBRM or Victoria County
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Nova Scotia
Job Information
Cape Breton Partnership
NOC Code
Administrative assistants (1241)
Experience Required
Available Openings
Pay Type
To be Determined
Pay Rate
To be Determined
Estimated Weekly Hours
Start Date
End Date
Language Proficiency Level
Advanced (CLB 8-9)
Posted on
May 4th 2021
May 28th 2021