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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.

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.

Get to know the municipality

On April 30 2015, we held a free workshops and information sessions at the Halifax Central Library.

Newcomers BBQ

Celebrate Halifax's cultural diversity, and meet people new to our Region.