Welcome to Our Resources Page
Whether you are coming from across Canada or from another country, here’s a list of everyday essential resources to help make your move to Nova Scotia a little easier
All of our suggestions and recommendations are based on people and companies that we know, like and trust and that we have done business with in the past and feel happy to recommend.
Our trusted panel of experts can help with all your needs – click here to meet them
Moving 2 Nova Scotia Guide – our essential guide to everything you need to know about living in Nova Scotia. Please sign up to receive your own copy.
Immigrate to Canada – Your starting point
Choosing a Neighbourhood:
- You will find a detailed breakdown of all the neighbourhoods in and around Halifax, Nova Scotia in this Relocation Areas map
- Our Newcomer’s Guide to Buying Your First Home is available. It’s a comprehensive guide, simplified and full of useful tips. Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org to grab your free copy.
- Thinking of renting when you first arrive? Some essential information here.
- Planning on buying a home prior to moving here or when you arrive here? You’re in good hands with our Specialist Relocation Expert who can guide you every step of the way, at no cost to you.
- Properties for sale in Nova Scotia. See what you can get for your money. Click here.
- Newcomers guide to the Nova Scotia school system – a comprehensive guide on all you need to know to settle into the school system here in Nova Scotia.
- Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development – click here
- Halifax School Board – including School Finder (based on your address), boundary regulations, student transportation and School Calendar. Click here
- Private Schools in Nova Scotia – click here
- Independent Schools – click here
- Child Care Information: Nova Scotia licenses child care facilities. Click here to search for facilities by name and/or location.
- Labour and Advanced Education – Workforce, Education and Apprenticeship information. Click here
Getting a Job
- Canadian Resumes – Resumes in Canada tend to be written in a different style to our traditional CV. Use this online template to change yours into the Canadian format. Functional format or Chronological format work either way.
- Networking – This highly effective networking program helps new residents and recent graduates grow their professional network and connect with career opportunities in Halifax. For more information, click here.
- Upcoming local business events and meetups – Click here
- Networking Events in Halifax, Nova Scotia – Click here
- Finding a Job in Nova Scotia – Click here to access the Job Search Websites
- ISANS – Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia – free service and skills match
- Driving – For information on driving in Nova Scotia, including how to get your license, click here
- Rail Service
- VIA Rail 888-842-7245 www.viarail.ca Service to Montreal from Halifax and Truro
- Bus Service
- Halifax Metro Transit 902-490-4000 (TTY 902-490-6645) www.halifax.ca/metrotransit Halifax-Dartmouth area
Halifax Metro Transit “Access-A-Bus” 902-490-6681 (to register); 902-490-6999 (scheduling) Wheelchair-accessible bus service in Metro area
- For schedule and bus route information, click here
- Nova Scotia Airports
- Halifax Stanfield International Airport is the Atlantic Canadian hub for all domestic, regional and international services. Visit FlyHalifax.com to view a list of airlines providing flight options to Halifax.
- JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport is located in Sydney, Cape Breton Island with daily air service provided by Air Canada and Westjet. Visit www.sydneyairport.ca for further information.
- Transportation from Halifax Stanfield International Airport: Limousine service, car rentals from international car rental agencies, bus service as well as an airport shuttle service to and from Halifax area hotels are available. Click here or call Nova Scotia’s Check In Reservation and Information Service for further details at 1-800-565-0000
Health Care Information:
- Dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency department if you are experiencing an emergency.
- Dial 811 to talk to a Healthlink nurse about non-emergency health information and services.
- A list of hospitals in Nova Scotia, listed by area. Click here
- Emergency Departments in Nova Scotia – Click here
- Capital Health QEII Health Sciences Centre – The QEII is made up of 10 buildings located on two sites, the Halifax Infirmary (HI) site and the Victoria General (VG) site. Click here for more info.
- Finding a Family Doctor – Practices accepting new patients. Click here
- Walk-in Clinics – A list of walk-in clinics across Nova Scotia, including civic addresses and hours of operation. Click here.
- Halifax Regional Municipality – With many parks, walking trails, beaches, and recreation centres, Parks & Recreation offers a variety of activities to suit everyone’s interests. Click here.
- A list of trails in the Halifax area – click here
- A list of Playgrounds in Halifax – search by community – click here
- A list of Provincial Parks – click here
- Canada Games Centre – The Canada Games Centre was built as the legacy of the 2011 Winter Canada Games and is now a community recreation centre open to the public. Click here
- If you have children, Family Fun Canada is a fantastic local resource, listing every event and fun attractions/things to do in the Halifax area and further afield. Click here
- Halifax Public Libraries – with 14 branches throughout Halifax, including a state of the art central library on Spring Garden Road, the library offers plenty of fun things to do for all ages. For up to date information, click here
- Churches – For a complete list of churches, temples, synagogues, mosques and other places of worship, click here
- To receive updated information on road conditions call 511
- When will my road get plowed, click here
- Winter driving conditions and tips, click here
- Emergency equipment you should have in your car, click here
- Nova Scotia’s winter parking ban, click here
The New Child Benefit and what you may be entitled to, click here
Canada Revenue – click here / General Enquiries phone 1-800-959-5525
Grocery Shopping and finding the best deals – click here