Careers that make a difference
A municipal public servant makes a difference in the lives of over 400,000 people in the Halifax region. The municipality employs between 3,600-5,000 people annually. You could be one of them.
Mechanics, accountants, bus operators, planners, police and fire services: municipal careers are diverse and hands-on and offer exciting and dynamic opportunities. Municipalities are the closest level of government to the public and employees take pride in making Halifax the best it can be.
Halifax Regional Municipality’s Response to COVID-19
Halifax Regional Municipality maintains an ongoing commitment to take important steps in reducing the spread of COVID-19, as the health and safety of our citizens and employees is our top priority.
We have implemented the following measures to protect you and prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Interviews, testing, and in-person recruitment activities are being conducted in adherence with current COVID-19 Public Health protocols. Please note: Candidates are required to wear a non-medical mask inside all municipal buildings.
- Applicants must follow all Nova Scotia Public Health guidelines prior to attending any in-person recruitment activities. If you experience COVID-19-like symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19, please use the self-serve tools available to determine if you need a COVID-19 test.
- If you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment for any reason, please contact your recruiter. Virtual options (online video conference or teleconference) may be available in some circumstances. In-person assessments or interviews can be rescheduled by contacting your HR representative or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note, we have implemented a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy which requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide proof of vaccination as a condition of employment. This policy applies to all HRM employees, volunteers, work placements, and students. Proof of full vaccination is not required at time of application for employment but will be verified prior to the commencement of employment.
Successful applicants who are unable to be fully vaccinated based on a protected characteristic as defined in the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act, must immediately advise Human Resources and/or their direct supervisor of their request for accommodation. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at email@example.com.
- What is the definition of fully vaccinated?
In Nova Scotia, you are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after you have any of the following COVID-19 vaccines:
- 2 doses of AstraZeneca or COVISHIELD
- 2 doses of Moderna
- 2 doses of Pfizer
- 2 doses of a combination of COVID-19 vaccines (AstraZeneca, COVISHIELD, Moderna and Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy FAQ 2 Pfizer)
- 1 dose of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
- Complete series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization.
An individual is NOT considered fully vaccinated if they have not received a COVID-19 vaccine series as described above, including only one dose of any two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series. More information can be found at Coronavirus (COVID-19): vaccine - Government of Nova Scotia, Canada.
- How do I get my proof of vaccination?
Anyone who got a dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Nova Scotia can access their proof of vaccination online at NS COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination or by calling (toll-free) 1-833-797-7772.
If you received your vaccination before CANImmunize was available, you will need to provide the phone number linked to your health card in order to access your records. If the phone number is no longer valid, you MUST call 1-833-797-7772 to register an email address.
- How do I schedule, reschedule, or cancel a COVID-19 vaccine appointment?
You can schedule or makes changes to your appointment online at novascotia.ca/vaccination using your Nova Scotia health card.
811 Health Link
If you develop COVID-19 like symptoms, call 811.
311 Halifax Regional Municipality
For questions about Municipal services, call 311.
211 Nova Scotia
For questions on community and social services available in NS, call 211.
COVID-19 Related Information
Halifax Regional Municipality
Information on service updates from the Municipality in response to COVID-19
Government of Nova Scotia
Current information on public health orders, COVID-19 cases, updates from the Chief Medical Officer and support available
Government of Canada
Information on travel advisories, Canadian borders, economic and financial support
Why working for the municipality could work for you
If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, have a desire to learn, grow, and give back to the community through your work, you may be the right fit for our organization.
We also offer:
- competitive salaries and benefit packages
- diverse career opportunities
- professional development
See common questions about applying for municipal jobs.