ELEVATE


With each edition of Elevate, readers from near and far are able to see that Cape Breton is truly open for business, while also showcasing the unique and highly-sought after lifestyle built by the spirited people that live in the communities across the island.

May 8, 2018

IN CAPE BRETON, WE SPEAK TRANSLATE!

The Cape Breton Local Immigration Partnership (CBLIP) recently teamed up with Local Immigration Partnerships across Atlantic Canada to receive web-based training in the Google Translate app, through the We Speak Translate project. We Speak Translate represents a unique collaboration between Google Translate and the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA). The project launched in Victoria in April 2017, spear-headed by ICA’s Community Integration Coordinator, Kate Longpre. The focus of We Speak Translate is on the use of the Google Translate app in the context of refugee resettlement and newcomer inclusion in communities. Three individuals from Cape Breton took part in… Read more >
May 8, 2018

5 TIPS TO HELP FIND AN AIP DESIGNATED EMPLOYER AND MOVE TO NOVA SCOTIA

Since the official launch of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) Program in March of 2017, all eyes have been on the four Atlantic Provinces. Candidates from all across the globe are looking to explore the Atlantic Provinces through this innovative and aspirational new pathway. The AIP has priority processing at the federal level with 2,000 more allocations for the four Atlantic Provinces. For Nova Scotia, that is almost 800 Principal Applicants (PA) plus their families in addition to the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). You might wonder, why? Atlantic Canada - including Nova Scotia - has negative natural growth, which means… Read more >
April 10, 2018

LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB? PREPARATION IS KEY!

6 TIPS TO BECOMING WORK READY Finding employment can be a real challenge. Job seekers are trying everything they can think of to get a job, but they don’t always hear back from the employers they are submitting applications to. Some applicants may even consider undervaluing themselves to improve their odds of being picked up by an employer, even when these positions/workplaces are not aligned with their education, qualifications or interests. Some new graduates also face challenges for not having enough experience or professional connections in their fields, which can put an early stop to their prospective career-path. These barriers… Read more >
October 15, 2017

TWICE THE APPEAL: A SECOND BERTH FOR SYDNEY’S PORT

Our gateway to the tourism world is being upgraded; this year alone, The Port of Sydney will welcome over 135,000 passengers which is a whopping 67% increase in traffic over the previous year. With this increase in traffic, there will be roughly $30 million in direct and indirect spending throughout the island. We talk to tourism operators throughout the region, other local business operators as well as the port leadership to discuss the economic impact of a second berth and upgrading of our port facilities. Read this story and much more in our October edition of Elevate Magazine    … Read more >
August 10, 2017

CAPE BRETON’S SEAFOOD & AGRI-FOOD SECTORS RECEIVE OVER $1 MILLION IN FUNDING SUPPORT

On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, Cape Breton University’s Chancellor and clean-tech champion, Annette Verschuren, joined Member of Parliament Rodger Cuzner to announce over $1 million in support of innovation projects in Cape Breton’s fisheries and agri-food sectors. Through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s (ACOA) Business Development Program, two local organizations were able to receive funding that are conducting projects aimed at reducing waste in food and seafood processing. The first investment was with the Verschuren Centre at Cape Breton University, which was a $750,000 contribution for an 18-month project to create a pilot facility with machinery and equipment needed to… Read more >