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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.

GDP

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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GDP
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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

Featured Business

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

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Events

, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
Events

The future of trade in the Maritimes and Canada is going to change – NAFTA re-negotiation, new opportunities with CETA/TPP and recent developments pointing to a trade war between the US and China will all have an economic impact on Canadian export and import markets.

On Tuesday, April 24th, The Maritimes Energy Association is on tap to host an evening in conversation with Laura Dawson – Director of the Wilson Institute - as we set the stage to discuss the complexity and uncertainty surrounding NAFTA renegotiations, while digging deeper into the important role of diversity in trade.

When: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Venue: The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
Reception: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Dinner Served: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Dress: Business Formal