Recruitment & Retention

Recruiting and retaining high quality employees is important for any business. In a recent LMI survey delivered by the Farm and Workforce Development team, the majority of farms indicated recruitment is an issue in their business. To help you find local labour, we developed the Job Bank. Employers can create an account and post vacant positions to the Job Bank. The Job Bank receives hundred of views each month and has helped connect employers to local job seekers.

Need help hiring your first employees? Click the button on the right for information and resources on hiring employees!

We know that recruitment and retention efforts are an important part of your farming operation.
There are several resources available to help support you in recruiting and retaining the people you need to be successful

Access an Employer Engagement Specialist (EES)
Nova Scotia Works, has EESs on staff to help you with the employment side of your business.
They can assist in areas such as:

  • Creation of job descriptions and marketing materials
  • Job postings and recruitment services
  • Information on funding to support onboarding and upskilling
  • DEI hiring and support


Summer Students and Interns
Hiring students over the summer months can be a great way to help youth grow their agriculture skills and potentially invest in your own future employees!
If you are considering hiring a student, check out our Guide to Hosting an Intern for information and templates.