Halifax: A Canadian Gateway to the World

Key Advantages

  • Major North American transportation and logistics hub
  • Major projects totaling $129 billion in Atlantic Canada
  • Diverse economy powered by growing industry sectors such as financial services, transportation and logistics and ocean technology
  • One of the most highly-educated workforce in North America - close to 70% of the working age population have post-secondary certification
  • Ranked Top 10 for Business Friendliness in FDI Magazine’s ranking of American Cities of the Future 2015/16 



Major city in the province of Nova Scotia

Key Sectors

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Financial Services - Halifax is the regional headquarters of Canada’s largest banks and a global financial centre for shared services, middle and back office operations.  According to KPMG, Halifax, Nova Scotia is the fastest growing hedge fund administration centre in Canada. MORE



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Information and Communication Technology, Gaming and Interactive Media - Some of the world’s most recognizable ICT, gaming and interactive media companies are based in Halifax including IBM, CGI, Citco, HB Studios, Xerox and Frontier Developments. MORE




Oceans - Halifax is a world leader in oceans research and technology, a growing sector generating $5 billion in revenue in Nova Scotia and employing 15% of the province's workforce. Nova Scotia is home to 450 PhDs in oceans-related disciplines, the highest concentration in the world. MORE



Transportation and Logistics - Built for speed and volume, the Halifax Gateway is a strategic North American location for the efficient movement of goods and people globally.  It includes the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, the International Port of Halifax, CN Rail, a strong logistics and warehousing sector, and excellent class 1 highway infrastructure. MORE



Aerospace and Defence - Nova Scotia’s commercial aerospace and defence sector - primarily based in Halifax - employs 6,000 people and generates more than $600 million in revenues each year.  Nova Scotia is home to 40% of Department of National Defence’s (DND) assets, and CFB Halifax alone employs more than 9,800 DND and Canadian Forces personnel. MORE


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City Profile of Halifax (2015)


For more information, please contact: 

Halifax Partnership

Phone: 902.490.6000
Website: www.halifaxpartnership.com
City of Halifax: www.halifax.ca

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Purdy's Tower II, Suite 2101
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3J 3R7

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