About Halifax & Nova Scotia


Halifax, Nova Scotia’s waterfront capital city is world renown for its’ beautiful scenery, historic architecture, friendly culture that also offers a wide variety of night life and dining experiences. With the downtown core of the Halifax peninsula being the most population dense, the Halifax Regional Municipality covers a large number of smaller communities, including Halifax’s sister city Dartmouth (Also known as “The City of Lakes”).

Take a walk along the Halifax waterfront boardwalk, following the water’s edge alongside the world’s second largest ice-free harbour. Visit the many unique shops, festivals or parks on your way. If you’re looking to visit the beach, you will never be further than a 30-minute drive from the downtown core. Not only is Halifax beautiful to take a walk or drive through, with Halifax being the cultural hub of Nova Scotia, the city offers several art galleries, theatres, museums, sports facilities and a wide variety of festivals throughout the year.

Love the idea of living by the ocean? Nova Scotia has more than 7,400 kilometres of coastline. We are fortunate to be surrounded by the natural beauty of the rolling sea, lush green forests, lakes and farmland. All of this, combined with our growing cities and low cost of living, makes Nova Scotia one of the most enjoyable places to live in Canada.

Wherever you reside in Nova Scotia, fresh and local is easy to access and considered a way of life. From award winning craft breweries, distilleries, cideries, and wineries to local markets, there are plenty of unique tasting experiences across the province.

If you’re looking for a great place to raise your family, it is no wonder that so many Nova Scotians living abroad return home. Nova Scotia’s slower pace means families can spend more time together and participate in the many fun activities offered throughout the province. Children are also lucky to be able to play outside and walk safely to schools located close to their homes.

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Immigrant Support


We welcome immigrants to apply for all government jobs, as we value the experience and diversity they bring to our team. Please get started by creating a profile with the GNS thorough the Join Our Talent Community page on this site and apply to the jobs that fits your skills sets and id of interest to you.

Please visit this site for important information and links to start your life in our province.