July 2022 Podcast from our Employer Engagement Speaker Series

In this series hosted by our Business, Workforce, and Integration (BWI) team, our focus is to bring employer-related issues forward by highlighting employers and employer-related supports throughout Nova Scotia.

On this podcast episode, we’re talking to Stephanie Jones, who is a proud, second-generation McDonald’s owner and operator!

She started her McDonald’s career early, working her first shift at age 11. She worked in the restaurant with her parents and sister, leaving after university to pursue a career in teaching in 1999. She returned to the business and purchased her first 2 locations in 2010. She is now the proud owner of 11 locations in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Listen now to learn all about the impact Stephanie has had on the communities she works in, how her business is promoting diversity to help overcome hiring challenges presented by the pandemic, and how she’s using Nova Scotia’s immigration streams and the talent of immigrants to enhance her business.

If you’re in a position to hire, she also shares practical advice on how to tap into Nova Scotia’s immigration programs and how to engage with organizations like us to find the support you need.


  1. Paul W Pickering on October 26, 2022 at 10:47 am

    Great show you guys! You got a great radio voice Cliff, and Stepahanie’s plain talking and informed awareness of local and regional larger issues is really helpful. I look forward to hearing more podcasts!

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