We're Growing!

CANSA will soon be opening a Work Activity Centre located at 16 Church Street, Amherst, NS. We will be offering workshops, information sessions and training sessions. Keep checking for more updates.
Attention Employers!

Contact CANSA's Employer Engagement Specialist Barry Patriquin at 902-661-1509 ext. 231 to learn how we can help you!
Coming Soon! Satellite Office, Springhill NS.

CANSA will be offering Employment Assistance Services to clients and employers at 166 Junction Road, Springhill NS. Keep checking for updates!!
CANSA Job Bank Last Updated August 5, 2016

Contact CANSA to set an appointment with an experienced Case Manager for assistance with your job search activities
"Outreach Services" throughout Cumberland County.

CANSA is now offering Employment Assistance Services at Outreach locations throughout Cumberland County. Contact 902-661-1509 for more information.

    Welcome to the CANSA Careers Nova Scotia Centre Website.


CANSA Timeline:

  • 1990-1999 - Operated under the Local Initiative Project as a Community Group
  • 2000 - Registered Business
  • 35 Church Street Location
  • 2002 - Moved within Black Community
  • 2004 - Relocated to Downtown Core
  • 2005 - Services to Persons with disabilities
  • 2006 - Specialized services for Youth in Cumberland County
  • 2008 - Employment Assistance Services to all Cumberland County residents
  • 2010 - Moved to new location at 71 Victoria St. East, Amherst
  • 2013 - CANSA has been designated as Cumberland County's only Careers Nova Scotia Centre

How We Can Help!

  • Employment and Career Counseling
  • Return to Work Action Plans
  • Resume and Cover Letters
  • Interview Techniques
  • Labour Market Information
  • Job Development
  • Job Coaching
  • Employment Maintenance
  • Intake Assessment
  • Computer Training
  • Referral Services
  • Job Search
  • C@P Site
  • Customized Training
  • Summer Employment Options for Youth


CANSA Bylaws Click here to view the CANSA Bylaws as a PDF Document. Click here to view the CANSA Bylaws as a Microsoft Word Document.

Public Sector Compensation Disclosure Click here to view the Public Sector Compensation Disclosure as a PDF Document.    

(To view the PDF Format of the CANSA bylaws you must have Adobe Acrobat. You can obtain the free adobe reader download here! To view the Microsoft Word Format of the CANSA bylaws you must have MS Word 2003 or higher. You can obtain the free Word Viewer 2003 here!)

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