Coming Home

The world is a big and beautiful place with adventure and new opportunity, but there's nothing like coming home to the South Shore.

Remember the days at Risser's Beach jumping waves and walking on the boardwalk? Or attending some of the festivals like Privateer Days, The Big Ex, Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, The Whirligig and Weathervane Festival, Shelburne Founder's Days or the Lockeport Canada Day Celebrations? You could buy fresh seafood, stop by a local farm market and pick up some new vegetables, or pick your own strawberries at one of the local U-Picks?

Winters were mild and a snow day was filled with activities like sliding down hills, snowmobiling on a fresh trail, playing hockey outside on a frozen pond and having snowball fights.

biking-over-bridgeThings haven't changed a whole lot – we still have gorgeous seasons with great fishing and hunting, four-wheeling trails, walking trails and farmers making hay on hot summer days. You'll still find lots of the traditional family names living here – like Meisner, and Nauss, Conrad, Hiltz, Whynot and Zwicker and the old Tastee Freeze still opens every season with their signature soft serve ice cream.

What has changed are the opportunities – the South Shore has more opportunity for experienced skilled workers to fill trades positions, technical workers, health care professionals IT positions, among many others. Irving Shipbuilding was also recently awarded a major $25 billion contract that will create jobs and opportunities across the province. The South Shore is just one hour away from the Irving Ship Building yard and the yard in Shelburne where work will also take place. Housing is much less expensive than moving into the Halifax Region. Like the rest of Canada, the population is aging here, so additional opportunities are available as employers look to the next generation of employees.

Oh, and there are always opportunities to start a business of your own, set your own hours, then take a break and get outside and do a little fishing, swimming or even build a snowman!

Take a look at some of the videos in this section for a reminder of why you should consider coming back to the South Shore. We're just waiting to welcome you home and help you find your WhyHere.