Employment - Economic Development Assistant

Economic Development Assistant

Cape Breton Partnership

Full-Time Temporary



Job Title: Economic Development Assistant

Approximate start/end date: July 5 – August 30, 2022 (negotiable)

Duration of term: 8 weeks

Location:  Victoria County – Baddeck Office (remotely up to 2 days per week).

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

  • Assist the EDO with writing internal and external communications to various stakeholders and collaborators.
  • Provide administrative support to the EDO or designate.
  • Communicate with business clients and partnering organizations as directed.
  • Market research on various industries, products, and businesses.
  • Data analysis.
  • Assist with other Cape Breton Partnership initiatives as required.

Additional Opportunities:

  • Cape Breton-wide networking with a broad range of sectors, media relations, Investor relations, stakeholder management, strategic planning, as well as the promotion and marketing of the Cape Breton Partnership brand and other investor brands.

Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to qualify for the funding.

Must-have Skills and Qualifications:

  • A positive, optimistic attitude.
  • Strong English communication skills (verbal, written) and attention to detail.
  • Solid organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Good analytical skills and ability to conduct sound research.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and exercise sound judgement.
  • 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.)
  • Must be a youth between the ages of 15-30 to qualify for the federal funding.

Nice-to-have Skills and Qualifications:

  • A keen interest in adventure tourism and Cape Breton trail system.
  • Experience working with software and digital tools, i.e. Canva, Acrobat, Zoom, and Buffer.
  • Experience using Facebook Ads Manager for ad creation and analytics.
  • Knowledge of up to date social media trends and practices.

To Apply:

Please create a "Candidate Profile" and apply through the Cape Breton Job Board! Or, send your cover letter and resume as a combined PDF document by email to:  careers@capebretonpartnership.com by Friday, May 20, 2022.

About the Cape Breton Partnership:

The Cape Breton Partnership is Cape Breton-Unama’ki’s private sector-led economic development organization that supports companies and entrepreneurs by promoting our island 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 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:
    • Municipalities of the Counties of Victoria, Richmond, & Inverness;
    • First Nation Communities of Membertou, Eskasoni, We’koqma’q, & Wagmatcook; &
    • 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 the Cape Breton Job Board. Applicants will need to first create a complete account before applying directly through this page.

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.

Location Information
Victoria County
Nova Scotia
Opportunity Information
Cape Breton Partnership
NOC Code
Experience Required
An Asset
Available Openings
Pay Type
To be Determined
To be Determined
Estimated Weekly Hours
Start Date
July 5th 2022
End Date
August 30th 2022
Language Proficiency Level
Advanced (CLB 8-9)
Posted on
May 5th 2022
June 19th 2022