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Finalists_WebHomePage_HireMeHalifax#HireMeHalifax Pitch Competition finalists!

On March 26, ten #HireMeHalifax Pitch Competition finalists delivered their pitches live to nearly 200 students and businesses at the Atlantica Hotel Halifax for the #HireMeHalifax event. Click here to view the list of Finalists!

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AIP - Web Cover_DEC 20182Have labour gaps?

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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WINTER_Economic Snapshot - Web CoverWinter 2019 Economic Snapshot 

Highlights this quarter include a GDP growth rate forecast, increase in international enrolment in Halifax Universities, an improved unemployment rate, and improving consumer purchasing power. View and download the Winter 2019 Economic Snapshot.

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Economic Snapshot

Halifax’s GDP growth is forecasted to be moderate in 2019, falling to 1.4% from 1.8% in 2018. Over the next few years GDP growth will track slightly below the national figure, averaging 1.6% annually between 2019 and 2022.

GDP

Source: Conference Board of Canada Metropolitan Outlook

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The unemployment rate dropped to 6.0% in Q4 2018, down from 7.1% in Q4 2017.

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

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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.