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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.

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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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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

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

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Events

, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Pier 21
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This year’s Outlook conference delves further into this topic with a range of business speakers discussing their experience with adoption of such new technologies. APEC’s economists will also share their economic outlook, including discussion of the new trade agreement with the US and Mexico.

Join us for a door-opening dialogue with business leaders, covering:

  • The impact of technology on industries across our region
  • The surprising automation that’s already here and what’s around the corner
  • How to adopt — and adapt to — the best technologies for you and your business.

Confirmed speakers in Halifax include: 
Jeff MacLean, PresidentMichelin North America (keynote)
Robert Orr, CEO and Managing PartnerCuna del Mar LP 
Sandra McKenzie, Management Consultant; Strategy AdvisorPort of Halifax
Stephane Turbide, General Manager - Halifax Operations, Pratt and Whitney Canada

This will be an important session for you and the strategic planners on your team. For more details and to register, please visitwww.outlookconference.ca