Studying in Halifax

Halifax: A University City 

Halifax is home to seven highly regarded universities and three community college campuses providing a full range of high-quality post-secondary options for over 35,000 students from around the world. 

The post-secondary opportunities available in Halifax make the city a great place to grow, learn, and make friends. 

Find out more about what each school has to offer:


There is a need for additional skilled tradespeople in Nova Scotia over the next five years to meet new demand and replace those retiring.  Nova Scotia's education and apprenticeship system can help you get the training and experience you need to become a professional, skilled tradesperson who enjoys a great career. Learn more »

Private Colleges 

Nova Scotia’s Private Colleges offer a wide variety of occupational programs that specifically meet the needs of business and industry. The  Private Colleges Association of Nova Scotia (PCANS) represents over 14 leading colleges in the Halifax area, who are registered with the Department of Education. 

Private colleges provide quality, industry-approved programs. Last year, our 20 member colleges collectively trained over 3,000 students in the province of Nova Scotia. This number represents approximately 70% of the students attending private colleges in the province today. 

For additional information, access the Nova Scotia Department of Education website. 

Primary & Secondary Education 

The Halifax Regional Centre for Education, Nova Scotia’s largest school board, accounts for 38% of the province's school age population.  The are also has a large number of students taking French courses and enrolled in French immersion.  

In addition, a number of private schools offer high quality and specialized educational options at the elementary and secondary level.  

Elementary & Secondary Schools in Halifax