One of Halifax's greatest challenges is to find the people we need to fully realize our own future. We need new Canadians more than ever. Together we must offer meaningful opportunities to people from other provinces and other countries.
The future of our city will not be written by the people who have traditionally called Halifax home - or at least not solely. The next Halifax will be largely shaped by a coming together of people from around the world, determined to find new opportunities and, in doing so, forge a new way forward for this city. And we need to welcome them.
Mike Savage, Mayor of Halifax
Halifax is home to Pier 21, which welcomed nearly one million immigrants to Canada between 1928 and 1971.
Halifax has the highest proportion of visible minorities in all of Atlantic Canada.
Approximately 1 in 4 Halifax households have a housing affordability issue, and 1 in 5 have a need for non-market housing.