Originally Posted by graupner
Except Halifax, Nova Scotia is a terrible shit hole, economically speaking.
That's not what the labour and wage statistics seem to suggest. It's also not what I found when I lived there; I had no problem finding interesting jobs. I am not aware of any friends there who are unemployed, but I do know a bunch who are in their mid-20s and already have found jobs as doctors, lawyers, researchers, workers in high tech companies, etc.
I talked to an American once who said Halifax was a shithole and he would never consider living there. It turned out he was rejected for a couple of jobs there. Interesting that he was looking for jobs in a shithole he'd refuse to move to!