Halifax Index Archive

Read and explore past versions of the Halifax Index

Digital Halifax Index Versions

In 2020, we transitioned the Halifax Index into a digital web-based format.

Halifax Index 2023 - Presented by TD Bank Group

Getting from 2022 to 2023 in Halifax felt … intense. Growing pains felt particularly acute as well. However, we have yet to see any metrics that would signal the onset of a recession. In the grand scheme of things, Halifax appears happier in 2022 than it was in 2021. We can continue to feel optimistic about our future as we recognize our growing pains and find new and better ways of addressing them.

Halifax Index 2022

The transition from 2021 into 2022 feels like an especially significant turning point. While 2021 marked another long year under the shadow of the pandemic, mid-way into 2022 we seem to be emerging from COVID, although no one would yet say that we are in a post-COVID world. The 2021 to 2022 handover also marks the shift to a new five-year economic strategy for Halifax, that in many ways is a continuation of the last and builds on its success.

Halifax Index 2021

2020 was unlike anything any of us have seen or could have predicted. Coming into 2020, Halifax was in a strong position, making progress towards Halifax’s long-term Economic Growth Plan vision. But like most of the world, COVID-19 significantly impacted many aspects of our economy and community. However, Halifax has shown continued resilience throughout this difficult year and there are signs that economic recovery is well underway.

Halifax Index 2020

Halifax lived through a tale of two years. In 2019 we saw strong economic growth, a growing population, and record business confidence. Labour force, employment, international student, and youth retention indicators were all very positive. We began 2020 with well-deserved optimism that it would be Halifax’s best year ever.


Print Halifax Index Versions

Prior to 2020, the Halifax Index was produced as a printable document. Download past print editions of the Halifax Index below:

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