Since its inception, the Women Unlimited Association has worked collaboratively with Nova Scotian employers. In fact, industry was at the table to help us build our model. Employers play a critical role in our organization by hiring our graduates, offering work experiences and job shadows, providing site visits and as guest speakers and mentors. Women are under-represented in trades and technology workplaces in Nova Scotia. We’re working with industry to change that.
The Women Unlimited Association can help employers address labour shortages in the skilled trades and technologies. In turn, women benefit from well-paying , meaningful jobs. By widening the talent pool to include women, employers are reaping the benefits of a more diverse workforce. Employers who hire women know that many women want to stay in Nova Scotia, because their children want to stay and their extended families are here. Employers know that by increasing diversity, they increase employee loyalty and retention, reducing HR costs for recruitment and training. Employers who hire women know that women bring fresh perspectives, new ideas and often increase collaboration in the workplace. Employers also know that by employing women they can increase workplace safety. If you want an edge in an increasingly competitive global marketplace … reach out to Women Unlimited. We want to work with you!
Women represent the largest untapped source of skilled trades workers in Nova Scotia.
Increased workplace diversity can lead to increased employee satisfaction, loyalty, retention and savings in recruitment and training
Employing diverse women will assist employers meet diversity goals and employment equity guidelines.
Women bring fresh perspectives, new ideas and often increased collaboration to the workplace.
Women also bring an increase in workplace safety.
Increased workplace diversity may give employers an edge in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.
How can employers get involved?
Hire female apprentices
Hire women technologists and technicians
Get involved by offering site visits, work experiences, job shadowing
Contact us to build industry-specific training that works for you
Contact our Workplace Facilitators to recruit women
Bernadette Johnson, Site Coordinator
Many Nova Scotian employers are already involved.
We would like to send out our appreciation to the following employers, who hired Women Unlimited graduates in their chosen fields:
ABCO Industries Ltd.
Able Electric Ltd.
ACE Machining Ltd.
Aecon Buildings - Atlantic
Air Wave Ventilation
Alva Construction Ltd.
Atlantica Mechanical Contractors Inc.
Balls Creek Alignment
Canada Bread (Ben's)
Canadian Piping Trades UA Local 56
Canadian Welding Bureau
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Carpenters Local 84
Carroll South Shore
Chester Building Supplies
Dalhousie Agricultural College
Department of National Defense
Do All Industries Ltd.
D.P.M. Solutions Inc.
Easco Electric Ltd.
Eco Electric Ltd.
Eddy Group Limited
Emera Utility Services
FMF Cape Scott
Fossil Power Systems Inc.
Foxwood Contracting Inc.
Halifax Longshoremen Assoc. Local 269
Halifax Regional Municipality
IBEW: Energize 625
Irving Shipbuilding Inc.
IWK Health Centre
JW Lindsay Enterprises Limited
Lunenburg Industrial Foundry & Engineering
Mackay’s Truck & Trailer Center
Maritime Helicopter Project
Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.
MilAero Electronics Atlantic Inc.
Naturally Nova Scotia Organics
Nova Enterprises Limited
Nova Wood Products
Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
Nova Scotia Power
Parts for Trucks
Retire Well Renovations
RKO Steel Ltd.
Rod's Machine Shop Ltd.
Rosborough Marine Centre
South Shore District Health Authority
South Shore Regional School Board
Sunsel Systems Manufacturing Corp.
THI Construction Limited
Trican Tire Distributors
Twin City Electric
Westin Nova Scotian Hotel