Working in Halifax

Halifax is a thriving business centre with a strong creative community and many established business organizations. Find out about Halifax's labour market including key industries, top employers, salary and wages and connect to career opportunities in Halifax.

Key Industries: 

Explore career opportunities in growing industries and new industries being developed for the future. 

Halifax’s Top Employers 

The Canada's Top 100 Employers project is a national competition to determine which employers lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees. There are also separate competitions recognizing Atlantic Canadian and Nova Scotia employers.  

Only companies whose head office or principal place of business is based in Halifax are profiled on this page.  To find out about other top Canadian employers offering employment opportunities in Halifax, see the complete list

You can also check out Halifax employers recognized for excellence in employing Young People  and  New Canadians, having exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs and creating a culture of  environmental awareness. To find employment opportunities with companies highlighted visit

2018 Winners: Nova Scotia's Top Employers

  • Admiral Insurance Services
  • CBCL Limited
  • Clearwater Seafoods LP
  • Crombie REIT
  • Emera Inc.
  • Health Association Nova Scotia
  • High Liner Foods Incorporated
  • IWK Health Centre
  • Jazz Aviation LP
  • Killam Apartment REIT
  • Northwood Group of Companies
  • NTT Data Canada, Inc.
  • ResMed Halifax Inc.
  • Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems Inc.
  • Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia


Salaries and Wages:

For salary information on specific occupations check the JobBank app, Career Options Nova Scotia or Working in Canada