An Ocean Lifestyle
Nova Scotia's quality of life attracts and retains highly skilled workers
The OECD’s Better Life Index shows Canada as best in the G-7 in terms of overall living conditions and quality of life.
Where people want to live and work
The quality of life in Nova Scotia is second to none. Whether you prefer sandy beaches and coastal cliffs, or the culture and energy of city life, you’re never far from either. Our weather is moderate, and there’s plenty to do no matter what time of year it is. There is skiing and skating in the winter, hiking, golf and surfing in the summer, and theatre and music festivals all year long.
Best overall living conditions
FDI American Cities of the Future ranks Halifax, Nova Scotia in the Top 10 for Best Human Capital and Lifestyle (2019/20).
Beautiful natural environment
Nova Scotia’s mix of urban rural landscapes and communities balance work and play with city and nature.
Canada’s ocean city
The commercial heart of Halifax is on the water and there is no shortage of beautiful beaches, scenic coastal villages like Peggy’s Cove, and water sports like sailing, deep-sea fishing and some of the best winter surfing in the world. Learn more about our ocean city.
Cost of living
- Affordable living: According to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), the average selling price of houses in Halifax in 2017 was $298,507 and the Provincial average is much lower at $229,123.
- Short commutes: Our average commuting distance is just 6.5 km—almost 2 kilometres shorter than other provincial averages.
Nova Scotia is a wonderful place to work and live, learn more about living and working in Nova Scotia, Canada.