Explore what’s possible in a place where innovation is happening like never before.

In Halifax, there is room for big dreams and ideas.

With a growing and increasingly diverse economy, booming local tech community, and universities and colleges driving research and development, there are endless opportunities to build and grow a career in Halifax. It takes a special place — bringing people, business, 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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2,000+ 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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Looking for a job in Halifax? Discover what’s currently available in Nova Scotia’s tech sector on the Digital Nova Scotia Job Portal.

Halifax Innovation District

Halifax is being recognized as an exciting 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.

Meet Halifax Companies

  • IBM Canada Ltd. is one of the largest technology, services and consulting companies in Canada, backed by over a century of business and systems innovation.

  • Today’s Atlantic Lottery has more than 600 employees in all four Atlantic provinces, including more than 50 in Dartmouth. We offer everything from dare-to-dream draw games and sports wagering to Scratch’N Win and games played on alc.ca.

  • REDspace is a custom software development company that builds unique, flexible platforms for global enterprises, empowering clients to meaningfully connect with their audiences and remain at the top of their industries.

  • Virtusa helps businesses with transformational changes at scale and speed through their Digital Transformation Studio that delivers deep digital engineering and industry expertise, using client-specific and integrated agile scrum teams.

  • AXIS delivers specialty insurance and global reinsurance solutions with determination, passion and strength. We’re inspired by the opportunity to give people and organizations the confidence to take necessary risks in the pursuit of their goals.

  • NTT DATA provides data and analytic services with business operations in 42 countries, and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

  • Magnet Forensics is a developer specializing in digital investigation software that acquires evidence from computers, mobile phones, and cloud services.


Cost Comparison

Halifax offers excellent housing options at costs considerably lower than many other North American cities. Apartments and condominiums for young professionals who want to live within walking distance to work, larger homes with backyards for families, and high-end luxury accommodations in the heart of Halifax for senior-level employees are all options when it comes to finding a place to call home.

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Note: Sale price is for new sold units as of January 2022 – New and resale average in Halifax as of February was $590,943 according to the NSAR.
Average rent is as of October 2021.
Source: CMHC Housing Market Information Portal.


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

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