Living in Halifax

Considering calling Halifax home? You’re not alone. As one of Canada’s fastest-growing regions, Halifax has something to offer everyone, from great thinking to great escapes. Halifax, it’s all here.

Is Halifax a Good Place to Live?

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 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.

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

Combination of suburban, urban, rural, and protected wilderness areas.

O.C.E.A.N Advantage

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Halifax is booming. With continued investments in innovation and growth, and the attraction of new businesses, Halifax is one of the fastest growing cities in Canada with many career opportunities to choose from.

Community & Culture

Halifax is home to diverse groups and cultures, welcoming people of all backgrounds who want to make this region home. With increased immigration, moving to Halifax means you’ll be surrounded by a like-minded community.


Halifax has one of the most ambitious climate action movements in Canada, demonstrating its commitment to preparing for current and future environmental impacts.

Arts & Entertainment

Whether you’re cheering on a sports team or enjoying a meal at one of the 200+ restaurants, Halifax offers occasions for everyone to get out and about. In both rural and urban communities, there are events and world-class experiences to keep you busy and enjoying life here.


Halifax is known for its natural beauty. People's favourite thing about living in Halifax is being surrounded by the ocean and beaches. We’re not known as Canada’s Ocean playground for nothing! No matter where you are in Halifax, you’re never far from the ocean, nature parks, and protected wilderness areas.

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