FALL 2024 CO-OP: Co-op Student, The PIER (Fall) – Halifax Port Authority

  • Location: Halifax, NS
  • Deadline: June 26, 2024

The Halifax Port Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels. The Halifax Port Authority welcomes applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women, in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the above groups, you are encouraged to self-identify, on your covering letter, or on your resume. If you would like to receive this job posting in French, please reach out to us directly for a translated copy.

The Port of Halifax is about making connections between people, commerce, and opportunity. We take a leadership role developing business for the Port in collaboration with our partners and we responsibly manage Port assets. The total impact of Port of Halifax activity including Nova Scotia exporters on the Province of Nova Scotia was $4.87 billion in economic output in 2022, with the direct portion being $3 billion. This level of activity generated direct and spin-off positive impacts of $2.5 billion in GDP, $1.6 billion in labour income and more than 25,300 jobs.

Offering a natural, deep harbour and big ship infrastructure, Halifax can meet the needs of today’s shipping, cargo, and cruise operations, while building for the future with our focus on the three key pillars of community, economics, and environment. Collaborating and working
with strong partners and stakeholders, sustainability is built into every facet of the Port and how we operate. To learn more about Canada’s preferred Atlantic gateway, visit www.porthalifax.ca. We are One Port City.

At this time, the Halifax Port Authority (“HPA”) is looking for a Co-op Student, The PIER (Fall)

A Fall student is required for the PIER to support the innovation hub and living lab at the Port of Halifax. The PIER is Canada’s first living lab for supply chain and logistics, with more than 50 members developing, testing and deploying solutions to make Canada’s supply chains more efficient, resilient, transparent and sustainable.

The successful student can come from any academic background with transferable skills and an interest in working in the Living Lab. Responsibilities and tasks will be tailored to a combination of PIER requirements, student experience and student interest. We are looking for a student with an interest in understanding the innovation ecosystem and how as a port community, we can solve problems in our industry.

The main responsibilities include:
• Event coordination support for PIER member day
• Event coordination support for PIER programming
• Project(s) to improve existing member services
• Support as required for PIER programming
• Support for PIER member focused initiatives
• Support for execution of PIER projects which could include sustainability, operations, and innovation.

Other miscellaneous duties include:
• Updating process templates and checklists
• Assistance with day-to-day operations of The PIER, including front-desk coverage
• Other duties as assigned

NOTE: These are only the basic and primary duties; related and allied duties may be assigned from time to time as may become necessary to the operation of the PIER. The term of this position will be from September 03, 2024 until December 20, 2024.

The compensation for this student position will vary depending on program and year of study. The minimum student rate is $19 per hour.

The successful student will be subject to successfully completing and maintaining a Criminal Record Check and must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Restricted Area Pass (RAP).

If you are seeking a student opportunity, please send a cover letter and résumé by e-mail in confidence to:
Human Resources
Halifax Port Authority

Applications should be received no later than Wednesday, June 26, 2024. However, applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews may commence prior to the posting deadline. We thank all applicants and ensure that all inquiries will be treated confidentially; only those considered for an interview will be contacted.