Fast Facts: Formerly known as the Halifax Regional Municipality, Halifax is the capital of the province of Nova Scotia in Canada. It was founded in 1996 as a result of the merging of all 18 municipalities of Halifax County. Now considered as global city, its motto is “E Mari Merces” Latin for “From the Sea, Wealth”.
Landmarks: Among the array of the city’s famous attractions are the Halifax Town Clock, Halifax Transit Ferry, Citadel Hill, Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the Downtown Halifax.
Rankings: In the year 2012, Halifax was ranked as the fourth best place to live in Canada by the MoneySense magazine
Economy and major employers: Career opportunities for Halifax’s population are from the sectors of transportation and manufacturing as well as government services. Mining of gold, limestone, shale, gypsum and clay deposits along with Agriculture, fishery and forestry are also part of the economy.
Companies that hire many work labourers are from the Department of National Defence, Dalhousie University, Port and Shipyard of Halifax, Halifax Stanfield International Airport and the Irving Shipbuilding Inc. as well as the farming district in Musquodoboit Valley.