Health Care Human Resource Sector Council


The Health Care Human Resource Sector Council (HCHRSC) deals with human resource planning and development within the Nova Scotia health sector. By providing an objective focus in occupational and labour market analyses, sustaining collaborative linkages and performing research to understand developing health human resource challenges, we contribute to a viable, well trained health sector workforce.

We maintain close ties with health sector stakeholders such as employers, employees, industry organizations, regulatory bodies, educational institutions and government departments and related agencies.

The Mi’kmaw people have been the caretakers of these lands for over 15,000 years. The Health Care Human Resource Sector Council would like to acknowledge we are on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaw people. We are all treaty people.


Health Career Profiles

Browse our Health Care Career Profiles for valuable information before embarking on a health career path. Each career profile gives you an idea of the specific job duties, educational requirements, and related careers.

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The Career Exploration Toolkit

The toolkit is one of 5 components of the Council’s career promotion resources including web-based Employer Profiles, up to date career information relevant to the health and community care sectors, a career exploration tool specific to the continuing and community care careers and a developing inventory of training opportunities to support employers. The project is directed towards all regions of Nova Scotia, although there is an emphasis on rural areas where resources are limited.

The toolkit includes information and promotional materials for use by career practitioners. Resources found in of the toolkit will inform practitioners and help them guide clients. The toolkit also includes a postcard advertising the on-line toolkit, a list of Access sites in Nova Scotia for those without computer access and a list of Nova Scotia Works Employment Services Centres. The completed package can now be accessed on the Health Care Human Resource Sector Council web site.

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HCHRSC Celebrates 20 years


The Health Care Human Resource Sector Council is pleased to celebrate 20 years of the Council’s many accomplishments and partnerships  in addressing and supporting human resources in the Nova Scotia health and community care sectors.

It has truly been a journey of innovation and diversity, guided by our mission “The Health Care Human Resource Sector Council promotes excellence in human resource innovation and builds capacity through collaboration with stakeholders” in responding to the challenges and opportunities identified through our stakeholder engagement model and research.

2018-2019 Annual Report

20th Anniversary Video