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Halifax is home to some of the brightest minds and best educational institutions in the world. Local businesses tap into that knowledge to take advantage of current opportunities and create new ones. Check out the tools and resources below that can help you do business and links to organizations that support buisness growth.

Doing Business in Halifax

Use BizPal to find out what permits and licences you need for your business. Apply for a building permit or request an inspection. Find information about commercial tax rates as well as garbage & recycling. Find who to contact if you are filming in Halifax.

Doing Business with HRM

If you’d like to do business with the Halifax Regional Municipality, check out our calls for proposal and tenders. We have a number of properties for sale and land for development in our business & industrial parks.

Business Organizations

Find links to business associations and organizations offering resources to businesses and entrepreneurs.

Planning & Development

Are you looking to develop a property or expand your business? Start with our Guide to the Planning Approval Process, access community plans, Municipal Planning Strategies & Land Use By-Laws. View the status of active planning applications and see meeting notices.

Why Halifax?

Looking to relocate or expand your business? Halifax is the economic hub of Atlantic Canada and the Greater Halifax Partnership is the lead economic development organization for Halifax.

SmartTrip Program

SmartTrip helps employers and employees get to and from work...sustainably. Less traffic, cleaner air. Become a business member. Learn about great programs like SmartTrip EPass, WORKShift, Guaranteed Ride Home and Driveless