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Photo Lisette Gaudet: 2007The Municipality of the District of Clare is pleased to welcome you to our bilingual Internet website. As you surf our site, you will discover a wonderful Acadian community that is rich in culture and heritage.

Settled in 1768 and incorporated in 1879, the Municipality of Clare is the only municipality in the Province of Nova Scotia that conducts business and offers services in both official languages, French and English.

With an approximate population of 8500, we are located at the south-western tip of Nova Scotia, an Atlantic province of Canada (North America).

A well-known Acadian region, Clare occupies the western half of Digby County. Most of the Municipality's settled areas are located along Saint Mary's Bay, a sub-basin of the Gulf of Maine.

The Municipality is mainly inhabited by Acadians and conducts its business in both French and English, although over 75% of the residents of Clare are able to communicate in both official languages the most commonly used language is French. The French-Acadian language and culture play an important role in the lives of the residents of the Municipality of Clare.

The Acadians of Clare are famous for their warm "joie de vivre", reflected in our vibrant music, festivals, culture and way of life.



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Municipality of Clare

Located in Southwest Nova Scotia, the Municipality of the District of Clare is a vibrant Acadian community of approximately 8,000 residents and remains Nova Scotia’s only municipal unit to conduct its business and offer its services in both official languages.

The Municipality is currently seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of Communications Officer. This is a full-time, permanent position.

Reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Communications Officer is responsible for the development and implementation of the Municipality’s Communications Strategy including the coordination of stakeholder communications, media relations, issues management, marketing communications, social media, speech writing, the development of public announcements as well as all other internal and external communication services for the Municipality of Clare.


  • Post-secondary degree in the field of communications, public relations, journalism, marketing, or related disciplines
  • Two (2) to five (5) years of related experience
  • Bilingual – Fluent in both French and English
  • Excellent writing, editing and translation skills
  • Relevant knowledge and experience in creating content for varied media
  • Strong public speaking, interpersonal and networking skills
  • Previous experience in a senior administrative capacity is considered an asset
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical, research and critical thinking skills

A complete job description is available here.

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume to Stephane Cyr, Chief Administrative Officer at

Deadline for submission is 4:30 pm on Monday, August 27, 2018.

The Municipality thanks all those who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Full Job Description Here

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1185 Highway 1

Little Brook, Nova Scotia
B0W 1Z0

Phone: 902-769-2031
Fax: 902-769-3773

Office hours:

Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

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