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As one of Canada’s fastest-growing regions, Halifax has something to offer everyone, from great career opportunities to great escapes.

In Halifax, It's All Here!

We know it, and so do the thousands of people who fall in love with our East Coast lifestyle and set roots down here every year, whether they lean toward urban, suburban, or rural living. Here, opportunities abound, as fresh as the salt air that surrounds our city. From our way of life to our way of doing business, Halifax offers all the right ingredients for success.

Ranked Top Ten among mid-sized cities for Best Human Capital and Lifestyle (2021/2022).

Get from the boardroom to beach in 30 minutes.

Halifax is an affordable place to live compared to other cities in Canada.

Halifax is a diverse community, with population growth being driven by newcomers to the city.

Halifax has one of the most ambitious climate action plans in Canada with a commitment to a net-zero economy by 2050.

Combination of suburban, urban, and rural communities surrounded by nature and protected wilderness areas.


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10 Reasons to Fall in Love with Halifax

Join Halifax's Growing & Diverse Community

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Over 200 ethnicities represented.

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More than 100 languages are spoken here

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Immigrants from more than 168 different countries call Halifax home.

New immigrants represent 5.7% of Halifax's total population

Halifax at a Glance

  • Growing and diverse economy and industry sectors

    • IT, Gaming & Digital Media:
    • Financial Services
    • Ocean Technology
    • Cleantech
    • Life Sciences
    • Transportation & Logistics
  • High concentration of universities and colleges

    • Halifax is home to 7 prestigious universities and 3 Nova Scotia Community College campuses, offering an exceptional standard of education.
    • Several colleges and trade schools offering one and two-year industry-driven programs and training for specific jobs.
    • More than two-thirds (70%) of Halifax's workforce holds a post-secondary degree or certificate.
  • 200+ Diverse Communities in Halifax

    • Urban centre of the city can be broken up into three key areas — Halifax, Bedford, and Dartmouth.
    • Suburban communities are a great place to live while being just a short drive, bus, or bike ride to Halifax's central business and entertainment district.
    • Rural communities are known for offering an abundance of outdoor adventures and activities, more affordable homes with larger lots, and the peace and quiet of the countryside.
  • Arts, Sports and Entertainment

    • 200+ restaurants and bars.
    • Atlantic Canada’s shopping destination with a variety of major and local retailers.
    • Variety of professional sports teams, including the Mooseheads, Hurricanes, Wanderers FC, and Thunderbirds.
    • Hub for visual art and home to a celebrated school for art and design.

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Find out all about Halifax, where growth and diversity go together, offering something for everybody. From great career opportunities to unforgettable getaways, it's all here!



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