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FALL_Economic Snapshot - Web CoverQuarterly Economic Snapshot - Fall 2018

The Halifax Partnership measures growth in Halifax by tracking key economic indicators that detail trends affecting Halifax's business climate. View and download the fall 2018 Economic Snapshot.

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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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AGM_Graphic_Oct 20182017-18 Annual Report

We are now in Year 3 of Halifax's five-year Economic Growth Plan. It is critical that we maintain the momentum of the previous two years and focus on What's Next

Want to see how we are advancing economic development in Halifax? View and download our 2017-18 Annual Report.

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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

Stewart McKelvey

Stewart McKelvey

This month, we talked to Lydia Bugden, CEO & Managing Partner at Stewart McKelvey, one of the largest law firms in Canada.  

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Events

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
Game Changer

Meet some of the best talent Halifax has to offer!

Join us March 27, 2018 at the Halifax Ballroom, Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel for a night of networking, live pitches, and youth hiring resources. Don't miss out as we award the winners of our #hiremehalifax video contest for their best elevator pitch.

 

Why Employers Should Attend:

  • Connect and network with over 100 recent or soon-to-be graduates in Halifax
  • See 10 of Halifax’s most promising young professionals perform live elevator pitches
  • Get ahead of the curve and recruit young talent looking to start their careers in Halifax
Why Young Professionals Should Attend:

  • Meet some of the top youth employers in Halifax.
  • Network and connect with leaders in your industry
  • BONUS: Last year, many attendees landed interviews and some were even hired from the event!

Need to brush up on your networking skills? 

There is also an opportunity to participate in a Networking Workshop just prior to the main event. Put on by our Connector Team, this workshop will teach you how to make a great first impression, successfully network and set yourself up for future success.

If you have any questions please contact Nada Halaweh at communications@halifaxpartnership.com 



Reserve your spot today!


Non-Investor: $50
Investor/Connector: $30
Student/Recent Graduate: FREE


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!