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WebHomepage_HireMeHalifax2019#HireMeHalifax Pitch Competition is back!

Want a chance to win $1,000 and get noticed by Halifax employers? Submit your best elevator pitch telling Halifax employers why they need you on their team. Learn more about #HireMeHalifax 2019.

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Employers in Nova Scotia can use the Atlantic Immigration Pilot to hire international workers and graduates. Learn more about the Pilot, explore its resources, and connect to our Talent Specialists. 

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FALL_Economic Snapshot - Web Cover2Retail Revival Halifax

eBay Canada announced the launch of Retail Revival, a program designed to help small and medium-sized retailers in Halifax and Nova Scotia harness the power of ecommerce and global trade. Learn more and apply today.

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Economic Snapshot

Halifax’s predicted GDP growth rate is forecasted to outpace the provincial figure, but will track slightly below the national figure, averaging 1.6% between 2018 and 2022.

12-03-18_Growth Rate GDP

Source: Conference Board of Canada Metropolitan Outlook

 

Average weekly earnings in Q3 2018 grew by 1.3% since the last quarter, increasing from $898 to $910. Inflation increased by o.4% in Q3, resulting in a 0.9% increase in purchasing power.

12-03-18_Inflation

Source: Statistics Canada Table 18-10-0004-01, CMHC Housing Now Tables

 

GDP
Growth

Halifax's GDP grew by 1.7% in 2017, below both the national figures and most of the benchmark cities. 

The Business Confidence Index for Halifax reached an all-time high in 2018, marking the fourth straight year of gains.

 

Halifax Index 2018

Featured Business

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This month, we talked to Jean-Jacques Ruest, President & CEO, at CN.

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Events

Halifax Central Library
Events

Join the Black and Immigrant Women's Network, Halifax Chamber of Commerce and the Black Business Initiative in partnership with Halifax Central Library and in collaboration with other partners, businesses and communities as we celebrate our 5th Annual African Heritage Month.

This year we are featuring Cynthia Dorrington, Chair of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber is one of the oldest business institutions in North America and for the first time in 200 years, an African Nova Scotian woman was elected Chair of the Chamber.

Join us to cheer and support one of our own, and learn about Cynthia Dorrington’s remarkable journey to success and her achievements over the years.