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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.


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



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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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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