Industry News

Hiring trends show arts and humanities degrees are making a comeback

June 10, 2019

There is a rising demand for people who can take information and put it into a human context – these are essential skills that are developed through humanities studies.

#HireMeHalifax shows employers the value of experiential learning

March 29, 2019

It takes a lot of courage to stand up and pitch your skills and career ambitions to a room full of employers, but that’s exactly what 10 ambitious students and recent graduates did at #HireMeHalifax.

Tech Business in Halifax, Made Easy

March 4, 2019

Ease of doing business in Halifax, combined with a $1.5 million grant from the Canadian Space Agency, fuel Aethera Technologies CTO Tim Hardy and COO Kirk Zwicker’s big plans for their company.

Youth Under 30 Pitch Social Innovations for $10K to Launch Their Idea in Halifax

February 27, 2019

Future City Builders engages 30 youth (18-29 years old) each in Vancouver, Calgary, Hamilton, Toronto and Halifax to create and launch innovative ideas for urban food, water, transportation, housing and waste systems. Alfred and Joyce lead Halifax’s program, which is supported by FutureCities Canada, Evergreen and the Halifax Partnership and championed by RBC Future Launch.

#HireMeHalifax: Top 3 Tips to Nail Your Elevator Pitch

February 25, 2019

Once again this year, the Halifax Partnership is hosting the #HireMeHalifax pitch competition. If you’re a post-secondary student or recent graduate, you can grab your smartphone and film your best elevator pitch for a chance to get noticed by Halifax employers and win up to $1,000.

Atlantic Lottery Corporation hits the jackpot in Halifax’s Innovation District

February 19, 2019

Jean Marc Landry, VP of Innovation and Renewal at the Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) joined the team in 2005 with a focus on product development. When he was asked to set up an innovation team in the company in 2015, he was thrilled.

Turning the Tide on Youth Outmigration

February 19, 2019

The landscape of youth retention in Nova Scotia is very different today than it was just a few years ago.

Tech start-up Clutch finds success in Halifax

February 13, 2019

When the founders of Toronto-based tech company Clutch were deciding where to launch their business, it was the low start-up costs and reduced market competition that drew them to Halifax.

eBay Canada announces small business exporting initiative to help retailers stay local and grow globally

January 24, 2019

Online marketplace leader, eBay Canada, together with the Halifax Regional Municipality, today announced the launch of Retail Revival, a program designed to help small and medium-sized retailers harness the power of ecommerce and global trade.

Three reasons 2018 was an exciting year to invest in Halifax

January 14, 2019

As we enter a new year and charge forward with renewed energy and focus, we’re reflecting on some of the top reasons why this past year was an exciting one for Halifax