Halifax Regional Municipality
Halifax Regional Municipality employees  

Recognized as one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers (2022) and Nova Scotia's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Halifax Regional Municipality was selected as one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers (2022) and Nova Scotia's Top Employers (2022):

  • Halifax Regional Municipality helps employees plan securely for the future with generous contributions to a defined benefit pension plan and retirement planning assistance
  • Halifax Regional Municipality encourages employees to prioritize their health with in-house wellness programming (topics include stress management, mental health, ergonomics and nutrition), up to 18 paid sick days annually, and coverage for mental health practitioners as part of its benefits program (to $1,000 per year)
  • Halifax Regional Municipality offers training and development opportunities for individuals at various stages of their career, from the Bridging the Gap internship for recent grads to an Aspiring Leaders program for more experienced employees
An employee of Halifax Regional Municipality  


Industry Municipal government
Established in Canada 1996
Major Canadian hiring locations Bedford NS, Dartmouth NS, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 3,516
Part-time employees in Canada 1,561
Average age of employees in Canada 46.44 years
Longest serving employee 55.21 years
Benefits note Halifax Regional Municipality has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 50% of the premiums
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $1,000 each year
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, mentoring, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 50% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year

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