Halifax is undeniably an educated city. With 6 universities and three community college campuses enrolling over 35,000 students each year, Halifax has a young and vibrant culture. Over the past few years, the number of university students in Halifax has increased significantly, leading to more talent, a deeper labour pool, and a more educated workforce. In the 2006 census, Statistics Canada noted that 67% of the working population had a trade, college, or university qualification, making Halifax one of the most educated cities in Canada. Halifax is an attractive place for students and with new prospects on the horizon this is definitely a place they can put down roots.
The Conference Board of Canada predicts there will be another 14,000 jobs in Halifax over the next four years; and that was before they heard the Shipbuilding news! With $25 billion dollars being invested in creating a Shipbuilding Centre of Excellence, Halifax is poised to be a hotbed of economic activity. New jobs on the horizon, new prospects for growth, and a community that’s rallying around the growing abundance of economic opportunities will all help Halifax grow as a city and as a economic hub for Atlantic Canada.
Over the next four years, Halifax is expecting 15,000 new residents. Halifax is a growing city and a great place to live - FDI Magazine’s 2010/11 rankings placed Halifax 1st for quality of life and 2nd for Large Cities of the Future across North America. With job opportunities, an excellent quality of life, and affordable prices, more people are seeing the value of living in Halifax.