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

2016 Winners: Nova Scotia's Top Employers

Admiral Insurance Services Inc.

CBCL Limited

Crombie Real Estate Investment Trust

Dalhousie University

Health Association Nova Scotia

High Liner Foods Incorporated

IMP Group Limited

Jazz Aviation LP

Killam Properties Inc.

Northwood Group of Companies

Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation

NTT Data Canada, Inc.

ResMed Corporation

SportsDirect Inc.

Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia

Best Places to Work in Atlantic Canada

The  Best Places to Work in Atlantic Canada project is a regional program managed by the Best Companies Group in partnership with Progress magazine. It is dedicated to finding and recognizing Atlantic Canada’s best employers. To be eligible, companies must have a facility in the Atlantic Canada region with a minimum of 20 employees in the Atlantic Canada region. 

2016 Winners in Halifax

Salaries and Wages:

The average income for those employed in Halifax continues to rise. In 2016, the average weekly earnings were $869

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