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We are Hiring – Executive Director

We are hiring an Executive Director. The application deadline is June 16, 2024. Executive Director Pictou County Chamber of Commerce New Glasgow, Nova Scotia Full-time, 1-year term, with the potential for a permanent position. About the Pictou County Chamber The Pictou County Chamber of Commerce...

Health and Safety Week May 6-11, 2024

A message from Dept. of Labour, Skills and Immigration. As part of Safety and Health Week, Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia (WCBNS) are reminding Nova Scotia Workplaces about the available resources on psychological health and safety. They are also presenting a Webinar about...

Chamber Calls on Government to End the Federal Carbon Tax

The Pictou County Chamber of Commerce today urged the Government of Canada to end the federal carbon tax ahead of the planned tax increase scheduled for April1, 2024. The Chamber said their decision is based on the impact of inflation, interest rates, and ongoing efforts to recover from losses...

Workers Compensation Changes and Concerns

Workers’ compensation serves as insurance for employees who are off work as the result of an injury suffered in the workplace. Managed by the Workers Compensation Board in Nova Scotia, it has served thousands of Nova Scotians and businesses over the years. WCB financial awards are paid by...

New Leadership at Chamber Board

More than 75 Chamber members attended the business meeting portion of the event which saw Bonnie O’Toole elected as Chamber President, Lydia Sayeau, Vice- President and Jacob Roper, Treasurer. Also elected as Directors were Jacob Goodwin, Tabitha Co, Jenny Velchev, Dylan Thompson-MacKay and Matt...

Positive Energy At Chamber AGM

The 2024 Chamber Annual General Meeting brought together nearly 100 Chamber members and guests to celebrate another year of progress and growth. Guest speaker Ava Czapalay, CEO and Deputy Minister of the Nova Scotia Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration praised the Chamber for its...

Workers Compensation Changes Coming

As part of the Chamber’s advocacy work, the Chamber met with Karen Adams, the CEO of the Nova Scotia Workers Compensation Board in February to discuss new WCB policies being implemented this year. WCB claims represent a significant cost to our local businesses, both in terms of financial impact...

Deputy Minister to Speak at Chamber AGM 

NEWS RELEASE Deputy Minister to Speak at Chamber AGM  The Pictou County Chamber of Commerce has announced that Ava Czapalay, Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Minister of the Nova Scotia Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration will be guest speaker at the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting,...

Business of Reconciliation

The “Business of Reconciliation” training seminar, in response to the Federal Truth and Reconciliation Report recommendations, was held in October led by Indigenous Treaty Partners. The event was well attended, and participant evaluations were positive, beyond expectations. All participants will...

Partnering with Not-For-Profits is Good Business

“It is vital for businesses to support and get involved with the non-profit community. Non-profits help our communities prosper, they provide opportunities for employee engagement and play an important role in staff retention and attraction. The natural partnerships between business and...