Halifax is now home to over 408,000 people. Since 2000, Halifax has
achieved strong population growth in comparison to its benchmark
cities and at the Canadian average.
Immigration and Outmigration
Halifax’s population growth between 2000 and 2011 was evenly
split between natural growth (births vs. deaths) and migration. Halifax
had average natural and migration growth when compared to its
Since 2007, annual international immigration totals have fallen 18%. This has been largely offset by strong interprovincial migration figures. Nova Scotians are used to losing people to other provinces, but the impact of the recession in Canada meant fewer residents headed west, reversing historical out-migration trends. These trends are showing signs of shifting back to pre-recession levels in 2011.
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