Halifax could reach a population of half a million within 5 years

The N.S. capital is one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities, second only to Oshawa

Halifax is on its way to having a population of half a million people in less than five years.
Currently, 459,000 people call the municipality home. It’s been growing at about two per cent a year since 2016.

“We’re adding the equivalent of a 10,000-person town every year,” Jacques Dubé, Halifax’s CAO, said at a November budget meeting.

In fact, Halifax is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, second only to Oshawa, Ont.

Over the past two years, almost all of Halifax’s new residents have moved from other parts of Canada. Officials expect the growth trend to accelerate when it becomes easier once again for immigrants to move here. …[Read More]