Recent Business Expansions in Halifax

August 23, 2017

Several Canadian and international companies have expanded their businesses in Halifax since March. Executives say Halifax offers the talent, location and cost advantages their companies need to grow and succeed. 

Pepper Group 

Pepper Group, a residential mortgage, consumer lender and loan servicer, based in Sydney, Australia, announced in June the expansion of its Global Shared Service Centre in Halifax, with the potential to create up to 200 jobs. 

Pepper Group offers a unique, diversified, global portfolio of financial services. It provides specialist experience in core disciplines of lending, advisory and asset servicing across the residential and commercial property sectors – as well as in consumer, auto and equipment finance. The company has offices located across Australia, Asia, Europe and now Canada.

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Arizona-based technology company, Mobivity, celebrated their commitment to Halifax as a center for jobs and innovation with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 14. Mobivity helps restaurant and retail brands grow their business by increasing customer frequency, engagement, and spend.  

In January 2016, Mobivity acquired LiveLenz, a Halifax-based startup. Since then, Mobivity has added six Halifax innovators to the team.  CEO Dennis Becker says Mobivity is excited to be contributing to the growing data and tech scene in Halifax. 

“Halifax is key to broadening the pool of talent Mobivity can draw upon as our business grows. The diversity in our office geography, especially here in Halifax, let's us draw upon talent, ideas, and innovations that simply wouldn't be possible from one location in isolation.”

Mobivity is headquartered in Chandler, AZ and has offices in San Diego, CA, and Halifax.

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Origin and Cause 

Origin and Cause held the grand opening of its Halifax office in May. Growing in Halifax is allowing them to expand their services and better serve Atlantic Canadian clients. 

As Canada’s largest consulting forensic engineering and fire investigation firm, Origin and Cause is a trusted leader in providing cross-disciplinary forensic expertise to insurance companies, law firms, independent adjusting firms, manufacturers and corporate risk managers.

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Network Test Labs

Network Test Labs (NTL) recently opened its office in Halifax and has been impressed with the quality of talent Halifax offers.  

Network Test Labs was founded in 2006 as a cybersecurity consultancy specializing in online gaming. Today, NTL has a full suite of cybersecurity services and a global reach, with clients in nine different countries including organizations such as CSIS and the FBI.  

NTL has offices in Vancouver (headquarters), Toronto, Calgary and now Halifax. 

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NTT DATA, a top 10 global business and IT services provider, announced in April that Halifax will continue to be a market of choice for expansion with the creation of up to 500 new jobs at its Halifax office.

NTT DATA Services, which is headquartered in the U.S., together with its affiliates, provides technology services to more than 50 countries around the world. Since opening its doors in Halifax 20 years ago, NTT DATA has grown this location to nearly 800 positions, shifting from a pure technology services provider to a business partner with deep industry insights and technology expertise.  

Greg Foran, Vice President, Application Services, says NTT’s business growth would not have been possible without the strong partnerships with Halifax’s universities that continually adapt and provide great people for their team.  

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MUFG Fund Services (Halifax) Ltd

MUFG Fund Services (Halifax) Ltd., a contracting entity of MUFG Investor Services, announced in April the expansion of its Halifax operation which includes up to 100 new jobs. 

As one of the largest banks in the world, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) has offices in 40 countries. MUFG’s Investor Services Group seamlessly brings together many leading global businesses across the asset servicing spectrum – providing solutions from fund administration, custody and transfer agency to FX, trustee, depositary, securities lending, banking services and a broad range of regulatory solutions.  

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IBM Canada

IBM Canada announced in March it would create an additional 250 jobs at its state-of-the-art Client Innovation Centre in Halifax. The first of its kind in Canada, the Centre is part of IBM’s global network that provides application management and consulting services to manage and transform IT systems for local government departments, businesses and universities. 

Claude Guay, General Manager, IBM Canada Global Business Services, said in a release announcing the company’s growth, "In 2012, we created a partnership with six Nova Scotia higher education institutions to support skill development for transformative projects that are now underway. We are more than a year ahead of our estimated hiring target, and this is largely due to the right mix of talent and education." 

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