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Are you, or do you know of any leaders in youth employment or Experiential Learning? Submit your nomination for the Game Changers Awards today!

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Halifax Index 2017

Download our sixth annual Halifax Index: A definitive look at Halifax's economic and community progress.

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Sell Halifax Program

Halifax provides the TLC needed for your business' success: Talent, Location and Cost.  View and Download the Sell Halifax Toolkit. 

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Economic Snapshot

Real GDP Level & Annual Growth 2016, CMA's, $2007 Chained Millions
Source: Conference Board of Canada

GDP level and annual growth

Real GDP per Capita Level & Annual Growth 2016, CMA's, $2007 (CM)
Source: Conference Board of Canada

GDP growth per capita and annual growth


Halifax had another strong year for GDP growth in 2016. The Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) estimated the city's real GDP grew to $18.6 billion in 2016, an increase of 2.2%.


2017 Halifax Index

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Halifax International Airport Authority

This month we talked to Joyce Carter, President & CEO of the Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA). HIAA manages and operates Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

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, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
BMO Room, Halifax Central Library

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

-Identify various employment types and their benefits
-Build a talent search strategy that fits your budget
-Recognize hiring best practices

Each participant will also gain access to uptreeHR's signature Hiring Toolkit after the session. Each kit includes:

-Comprehensive overview of federal and provincial wage subsidies programs
-Tips Sheet - the do's and don'ts of hiring
-Telephone Pre-screen Template
-Interview Guide Template
-Reference Check Template
-Candidate Evaluation Template
-Employment Legislation by Province

The Facilitator: Sarah Mullins is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) with over 20 years' experience finding, hiring and managing employees. She is the founder of uptreeHR, a Halifax-based human resource consulting firm that helps startups and small businesses manage their people and optimize their performance. For further information visit

Contact: Rosie Shen
Industry News

GAME CHANGERS: Hiring Young Professionals with International Backgrounds

September 6, 2017

As the industry association for Nova Scotia's fastest growing sector, Digital Nova Scotia provides advocacy, multi-sectorial industry intelligence, facilitates connections between industry and talent, and delivers high-level programming to ensure Nova Scotia’s $1.5 billion digital technologies industry continues to flourish.

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