• The Next Talent Wave: Navigating the Digital Shift – ICTC’s Labour Market Outlook Report 2017-2021 April 19, 2017

    The Information and Communcations Technology Council (ICTC) has recently released their latest labour market forecast for the next 5 years: The Labour Market Outlook 2017-2021.

    This report is a critical toolbox for navigating the ever-changing and rapidly evolving ICT employment landscape in Canada. The work force of tomorrow is rapidly changing amidst unprecedented technological advancements, evolving global economic outlook, as well as social, demographic, trade, and environmental prospects. “In many cases, change in one of these areas will result in change in another and vice versa, leading to a chain reaction of accelerated transformation with broad impact and implications on the labour market” said Jack Noppé, Kinaxis Chief Technology Officer.

    To learn more, or to download the report please visit the ICTC website.


  • Call for Application for the first Canadian EduTech K-12 Mission to NYC. April 13, 2017

    The Consulate General of Canada in New York in partnership with the (NYCDOE) New York City Department of Education’s iZone is organizing EduTech K-12 Mission to NYC, May 24/25, 2017.  Companies selected will take part in the two-day mission, which will include workshops, panel discussions, pitch practice, and a networking event with the local education community. Deadline to apply April 30th.

    Download the Application Form Here


  • Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia to speak at TEDxKelowna March 24, 2017

    Digital Nova Scotia is excited to share that our President & CEO, Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia has been invited to speak at TEDxKelowna in British Columbia on June 10th, 2017.

    Ulrike’s talk is entitled Redefining Leadership with Disruption and HumanITy and she will be representing Atlantic Canada, as she joins thought-provoking speakers from across the country for an evening filled with inspiration. (more…)

  • Department of Labour and Advanced Education – Graduate to Opportunity Diversity Announcement March 22, 2017

    The Graduate to Opportunity program provides an incentive to Nova Scotia employers to hire recent graduates for permanent, full-time jobs paying at least $30,000 a year.  The incentive is 25% of the first year’s salary and 12.5% of the second year’s salary and it’s available to small businesses, social enterprises, and non-profit organizations.

    Now, employers who hire women in occupations in which they’re under-represented – such as ICT jobs – or people who identify as racially visible, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal or international graduates will receive an additional 10%, for a total of 35%, of the first year’s salary.  This “diversity bonus” was created to encourage employers to take a closer look at women applicants, as well as people from other under-represented groups, and discover what tremendous benefits diversity can bring to a workplace.

    You can read the full news release here. (more…)

  • Jenelle Sobey Wins National WCT Emerging Leader of the Year Award March 10, 2017

    Managing Partner of Norex and Digital Nova Scotia Member, Jenelle Sobey has been recognized by Women in Communications and Technology (WCT) for her efforts in advancing, and inspiring women across Canada in communications, media, and technology. 

    Joining ten Canadian female leaders from companies such as Microsoft, IBM Canada, Bell Media and CBC, Jenelle will be representing Atlantic Canada at the WCT Annual Awards Gala on April 26th in Ottawa. 

    In 2016, Jenelle was recognized and awarded the Digital Nova Scotia Power IT Up: Next Generation Leadership Award at our inaugural Digital Diversity Awards celebration. We are excited to share that through our partnership with the Women in Communications and Technology, all award recipients were automatically vetted and nominated for WCT’s own national Annual Awards program. 

    We are extremely proud of Jenelle for all of her achievements and believe she truly deserves this national recognition. Congratulations Jenelle! 

    Nominations for our 2017 Digital Diversity Awards are currently open, and we are encouraging the recognition and celebration of female leaders and diversity champions in the ICT sector. Nominate someone remarkable and outstanding today!

  • Member Blog: The Impact of Navigating New Sales Channels March 2, 2017

    It is hard to know where to start. The last few months have flown by in a bit of a whirlwind. But it really all started a year ago when I enrolled in Digital Nova Scotia’s – Navigating New Sales Channels program hosted by inspiredEggs’ John Robertson. (more…)

  • The Digital Spectrum – Winter Edition February 17, 2017

     Welcome to our Winter Edition of our quarterly newsletter, The Digital Spectrum.

    We’ve had a busy quarter! The DNS team has been launching exciting new programs, meeting new members, hosting roundtable discussions, coordinating our upcoming Digital Discovery Camps and welcoming our new Director of Marketing and Communications, Caitlin to the team. You’ll also notice our new look & feel! Thank you, Caitlin!

    It’s been an exciting few months here for sure, and we’re not slowing down anytime soon. This edition of The Digital Spectrum includes opportunities for you to join leadership and sales programs, get involved with upcoming events, and nominate a company for our Digital Diversity Awards.

    We’re really looking forward to the year ahead, and would love to connect with you! All of our programs and projects are membership driven, so if you’re interested in talking more about what you’d like to see from your DNS membership – you know where we are!

    All the best,

    Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia
    President & CEO, Digital Nova Scotia

  • Member Promotional Opportunity – DNS Booth at NSCC IT JobCon February 14, 2017


    Member Promotional Opportunity – Digital Nova Scotia Booth at 3rd Annual NSCC IT JobCon

    Like in previous years, DNS will be hosting a table at the 3rd Annual NSCC IT JobCon event on March 1st, and we’re big on promoting our members. So we are offering you the opportunity to “share our booth”. If you have materials that you’d like current students and new graduates to see, we can help!

    The deadline to provide us with your materials is February 24th at 4pm. Please send, deliver or courier any hard-copy promotional materials, information packages, or job postings you’d like us to take with us to:

    Digital Nova Scotia
    Purdy’s Wharf, Tower I
    1347-1959 Upper Water Street
    Halifax, NS
    B3J 3N2

    Attention: Rosie Shen


    Thank you.
    The DNS Team

    P.S. If you would like any unused promotional materials returned, please let us know.

    Any questions or comments you may have can be forwarded to info@digitalnovascotia.com.

    Not a member yet, but would like to take advantage of this unique opportunity and other benefits we have for our members? It’s never too late! Sign up directly online by clicking “JoinToday” in the upper-righthand corner of our website (digitalnovascotia.com) or contact Rosie Shen at rosemary.shen@digitalnovascotia.com.

  • Digital Nova Scotia and Women in Communications and Technology Announce New Partnership Agreement January 18, 2017


    Digital Nova Scotia to tie provincial Digital Diversity Awards program to National Leadership Awards

    HALIFAX (Jan. 18, 2017) – Digital Nova Scotia (DNS) and Women in Communications and Technology (WCT) are pleased to announce a partnership agreement which will see the two non-profit organizations collaborate on a number of initiatives, including their respective awards programs and an industry roundtable session to be held in Halifax in March 2017. (more…)

  • Canadian ICT Partnering Mission to Hong Kong (April 12 – 17, 2017) January 12, 2017


    The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, in partnership with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Canada, would like to invite Canadian companies to join a Canadian ICT Partnering Mission to Hong Kong scheduled for April 12 – 17, 2017.  The main objective of this mission is to assist Canadian ICT companies to diversify their business into Hong Kong, mainland China and Asian markets. (more…)