Industry News

Building a Business Around Technology

April 24, 2017

QRA Corp, a 100% IT export company founded and based in Halifax, works to solve complex system errors. Learn more about this innovative company and how our SmartBusiness team help them grow.

Experiential Learning Creates an Ocean of Possibility

March 31, 2017

Carmen Lawrence grew up in a small community that not only relied on the ocean for income, but provided her with a view of the ocean right from her doorstep. Her first ocean-related job of guiding boatloads of people on tours while teaching them about whale biology and ecology lead Carmen to follow a career in ocean technology.

Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) to open in former Coast Guard base

January 16, 2017

The new ocean innovation centre, set to begin development within the year and to open in 2018, will be an incubation hub for research, design, and development. COVE will support goals outlined in OneNS.

Switzerland adopts Halifax's Connector Program

December 12, 2016

Inspired by the Halifax Partnership's Connector Program model, the city of Bern, Switzerland is looking to help immigrants get job ready and connect with industry professionals in their field with their own version of the Connector Program called "Bernetz".

Sweden Adopts Connector Program Inspired by Halifax Partnership's Model

November 15, 2016

Many Swedes face challenges when it comes to integration, tolerance and inclusion in their communities. Axfoundation, a Swedish non-profit focused on creating conditions for change towards a more sustainable society, developed the Yrkesdorren initiative to address this issue which was inspired by Halifax Partnership's Connector Program.

Halifax a world leader for cost of doing business

August 31, 2016

When it comes to the cost of doing business, Halifax is one of the top-ranked major cities among mature markets around the world.

Halifax Partnership ‘Pitch It!’ Competition Helps Land Employment for Finalists

April 7, 2016

Following the success of our Pitch It event, we are pleased to report that two of the Pitch It contestants have found jobs in Halifax.

#HireMeHalifax Helps Land ClearPicture’s Newest Employee

January 14, 2016

On November 17th Game Changers was launched and over 50 students took a selfie and participated in the #HireMeHalifax Twitter campaign. ClearPicture was one of the businesses that capitalized on the wealth of talent active online and posted a job ad. Within ten minutes, they had a response and their newest employee.

Halifax Port Authority welcomes Shenzhen Port Authority delegation to Halifax

January 14, 2016

Six members of the Shenzhen Port Authority attended the Port of Halifax on January 11, 2016 and met with key members of the HPA business development team. The meeting was held in the spirit of international cooperation and is helping to further develop the positive relationship between the two ports while exploring mutually beneficial opportunities.

Halifax Taking a Lead in World Energy

December 1, 2015

On October 28th, 2015 Mayor Mike Savage was elected President of the World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP). The WECP is a partnership of 19 of the World’s leading energy cities. Halifax has been a member of the organization for over ten years.