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ShiftKey Labs gives Nova Scotians the chance to expand their technical skills, applied experience and professional network to foster entrepreneurship and innovation in computer science and technology.
At ShiftKey Labs, we understand the challenges students face in balancing academic commitments with the need for meaningful employment. ShiftKey Works is more than just a part-time job portal – it’s a gateway to valuable experience in your chosen field, an opportunity to build applied skills, and a platform to forge key connections in Nova Scotia’s vibrant tech ecosystem.
Industry interested in hiring through Shiftkey Works must provide details of the role, including the required skills, how the student will be supervised, the term and hours of the position, and the hourly wage. Examples of roles and vacancies can be found at the end of this document.
When a company has a job posting for ShiftKey Works, the ShiftKey team will review the skill sets of the students in the student pool to determine the most suitable applicants. ShiftKey will then reach out to those students and help the company choose the person who is the best fit.
Once a student has been selected for a gig, ShiftKey will ensure that a brief contract is drawn up outlining the role, expectations, and term. The company is responsible for payment and supervision for the duration of the contract.
Employers have the opportunity to meet current labor market shortages by employing students, develop relationships with future talent, and contribute to the students’ professional development and experience.
Employers interested in hiring through ShiftKey Works must provide detailed job descriptions, including required skills, supervision details, term and hours of the position, and hourly wage. ShiftKey Labs assists in shaping the vacancy and suggests 1-3 suitable candidates to the company. A brief contract is drawn up once a student is selected, outlining the role, expectations, and term.
Yes, but companies are advised to verify in advance that they can legally employ international students who hold student visas.
At the contract’s end, both students and employers are required to fill out a short report reflecting on the learning experience. This feedback is recorded within the student’s profile in the student pool, aiding ShiftKey in future role matching and serving as a reference for the student’s job search.