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Atlantic Immigration Pilot

Have labour gaps to fill? Learn more about the Atlantic Immigration Pilot and how your business can take advantage of this new opportunity. 

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Game Changers Awards

The Halifax Partnership is pleased to announce the winners and nominees of the 2017 Game Changers Awards.

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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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Maritime Paper Products

This month we talked to Gary Johnson, President of Maritime Paper Products Limited. Maritime Paper Products is proudly rooted on Canada’s East Coast, with four manufacturing facilities specializing in seafood, farming, beverages, brewing, and food products.

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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

Are Halifax Businesses Hiring Immigrants?

November 17, 2017

With the launch of the new Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP), our most recent SmartBusiness report took a look at how Halifax businesses hire economic immigrants.

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