Halifax is Booming with Opportunities

Explore jobs and career development in a place where innovation is driving growth like never before.

6 Reasons To Live and Work in Halifax

With a growing and increasingly diverse economy, booming local tech community, and universities and colleges driving research and development, there are endless career opportunities in Halifax. It takes a special place — bringing people, businesses, and infrastructure together – to foster innovation and opportunity. And we have it all right here.

Halifax is a major economic centre with a diverse economy.

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Halifax has a booming technology community and is recognized as one of Canada’s best tech hubs.

High concentration of universities and colleges offering a variety of bachelor, graduate and executive level education.

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10,000+ companies, large and small call Halifax home.

Halifax is a more affordable place to live, compared to other cities in Canada.

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A great place for families and young professionals.

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Career Opportunities in Every Key Sector


IT, Gaming, & Digital Media

Learn about Halifax's IT, gaming & digital media sector fueled by 8 post-secondary institutions, world-renowned research institutions, and a growing start-up community.

Financial Services

Halifax is the regional hub for Canada's Big 5 banks and home to 1,100+ finance, insurance & real estate firms with 19,000+ employees.

Ocean Economy

Halifax is a global leader in ocean science, technologies, and business with a robust ocean innovation ecosystem.

Life Sciences

Halifax is a regional centre for health & life science excellence with major research centres, leading hospitals, and post-secondary institutions.

Transportation & Logistics

Halifax Gateway is a strategic location for moving goods in and out of North America and traveling to and from international destinations.

Support Programs to Boost Employment

Alongside a plethora of job opportunities in Halifax for young professionals and immigrants, there are several programs available to support your job search and career development. Job seekers and employers can leverage these programs.

Graduate to Opportunity

Recent graduates, including international graduates from local universities, can promote this hiring incentive program to prospective employers to boost employability.

Innovate to Opportunity

Recent master's or Ph.D. graduates from local universities can leverage this hiring incentive program to boost their employability in small and medium businesses.

Local Connector Program

This signature Halifax Partnership program helps final-year students, recent graduates, and newcomers in Halifax build their professional network in Halifax.

Do You Know?

Labour scarcity has been a major issue across the country in 2022. Halifax’s job vacancy rate was 5.2% in Q4 2022 and averaged 5.1% for the entire year. The 12,425 vacant positions in Q4 were more than 4,500 above the five-year average.

Halifax made me feel at home, even though I was far away from home, since day one. From the warm welcome the community offered me, to the support throughout my personal and professional growth—that’s what made me stay and start a life here.”

Ossama Nasrallah, owner of The Harbour Watercraft Tours & Adventures

Halifax Innovation District

Halifax is recognized as a growing Canadian technology and innovation hub. Located in the heart of the city, Halifax's Innovation District is a striking combination of drive and discovery, technology and talent, curiosity, and culture — all working together to fuel growth. From commercialization opportunities, partnerships with post-secondary institutions, research funding, incubators, accelerators, and resources, there are endless ways that this city fosters innovation. And you can be a part of it.

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Interested in Opening or Expanding a Business in Halifax?

The Halifax Partnership brings together all three levels of government, industry, post-secondary, and community partners to create and cultivate the necessary relationships for business development and growth. Discover your opportunities today.

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