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Welcome to Halifax. Welcome Home.

This information is a guide about life in Halifax for you and your family, as new permanent residents. It may also be helpful to you if you are here as a temporary resident, a temporary foreign worker, an international student, a refugee or are just thinking about moving here from another province or country. Learning about Halifax will make your transition a little bit easier.

Newcomers Guide

Find information about how to get setttled once you arrive in Halifax. Your resource for programs and services, language training, faith, education, transportation, and more.

Annual Welcome BBQ

An intercultural gathering for all! Free family event with entertainment , games, food, and music! Free BBQ while supplies last. Bringing newcomers and current residents together to build relationships and make connections. Saturday, August 13, 2016. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. South Commons, Halifax.

Welcomed in Halifax Program

Are you a new refugee living in Halifax Regional Municipality? Learn more about our Welcomed in Halifax program and see if you qualify for a year-long pass.

Local Immigration Partnership

The Halifax Local Immigration Partnership (HLIP) works with partners from many different sectors to help newcomers settle in Halifax and to ensure that Halifax welcomes all newcomers.