How Our Moving Services Work

It all starts when you contact us for your free moving estimate.

  1. You complete the free estimate form.
  2. A moving consultant calls to review your move requirements.
  3. You receive an estimate and we’ll take care of the rest!

“Having moved 6 times in 12 years, we’ve had plenty of recent experience with moving companies. Cassidy’s outdid every other mover.”

Diana Wolfe, Ottawa

Our Halifax Long Distance Moving Services

Cassidy’s moving company is staffed by a friendly and respectful team of movers that are part of a legacy—we’ve been moving people and their possessions locally and around the world since 1908. When it comes to moving across Canada, each province is unique, and Cassidy’s has been around long enough to know exactly how to help people like you who are shifting their lives from one province to another. 

When you’re moving to a new province, careful planning and organization is key. Cassidy’s Halifax movers are a team of people who will have your back, from the very first conversation you have with our knowledgeable moving consultant to the team carefully unloading your belongings into your new home. No need to worry if you’re out of your depth with your long distance move, because Cassidy’s long distance moving company will make sure you have all the paperwork necessary to make your move free of worries!

No matter what time of year you’re moving, or where in Nova Scotia you’re moving to, Cassidy’s long distance moving company will be at your side for such a journey. We offer comprehensive packing and unpacking services, local and long distance moving services, and our experienced Ottawa and Halifax moving team will get you to your final destination stress free. Trust our professional movers to provide all the services you’ll need for your long distance relocation—without any hidden costs or fees to make it a stressful experience.

Trusted Partners and Accreditations

Cassidy’s is a long standing and respected member of the moving industry. We strive to uphold the very best in service, standards, and care no matter how far you’re moving.

We are members of and/or accredited by the following organizations:

  • Better Business Bureau
  • United Van Lines
  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • Canadian Association of Movers
  • Air Miles

Pros & Cons of Moving to Halifax

Are you thinking of moving from Ottawa to Halifax? This Maritime city boasts a boatload of appeal… but it does have a couple of downsides as well. So before you start packing your boxes for long distance relocation, dig deeper into the pros and cons of moving to Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

The Pros of Moving to Halifax

1. Reasonable Housing Prices

Although Halifax housing prices used to be cheap compared to other cities in Canada, now they can more accurately be described as “reasonable.” Increased demand has driven up the cost to buy a home in Nova Scotia’s largest city somewhat. (There have even been bidding wars on a few choice properties recently!) Still, homeownership is a much more affordable dream in Halifax than in, say, Toronto or Vancouver.

2. Beautiful Scenery

The Atlantic Ocean. That’s where any description of Halifax’s gorgeous scenery has to start. Wherever you choose to live in the city, you’re never more than 30 minutes from the beautiful beachfront. You’ll also find plenty of parks and hiking trails to enjoy, and even two ski hills not far away. If your idea of attractive scenery runs more toward sites created by human beings, you’ll enjoy the local historic landmarks and picturesquely painted houses.

3. Friendly People

Haligonians, as they are known (seriously!), tend to be a friendly bunch. Courteous and happy, they are very willing to strike up a conversation with strangers…. and no one stays a stranger very long. People who’ve made the move to Halifax mention the pleasant feeling of knowing your neighbours, pitching in to help each other, and joining together to build a community.

4. Big City Feel

With an estimated 414,000 residents as of 2021, Halifax could be described as a mid-sized urban centre. But perhaps because it has Canada’s second-fastest-growing population, it is developing a distinctly big city vibe. Its thriving entertainment scene includes a wide variety of festivals throughout the year and some sophisticated dining. Yet the area maintains a slower, more relaxed pace of life — great if you’d like to leave traffic jams behind.

5. Safe Place To Live

Good news! Halifax is a very safe place to live. The crime rate in Halifax is much lower than in most other parts of Canada — and it continues to drop. Contributing to this downward trend: a number of formerly dodgy areas are now being gentrified.

The Cons of Moving to Halifax

1. Not As Many Job Options

Nova Scotia’s economy is rather sluggish, due at least in part to its small population. Job opportunities tend to be limited and several fields, like teaching, are already saturated. While there is seasonal work available, most long-term jobs are either in physically demanding industries like construction and fishing or in minimum wage sectors such as call centres. However, if you are moving to Halifax with a work-from-home job or a retirement pension, you won’t have to worry.

2. Amenities Are Bit More Expensive

No doubt about it, the cost of living in Halifax is relatively high. You’ll have to shell out approximately 9% more for food and similar basic amenities here than in Montreal, for example. There are a few exceptions, however, such as low prices for fresh, delicious seafood.

3. Taxes Are Higher

Be prepared to pay higher taxes in Halifax. That includes income tax, property tax, and even sales tax. The reason for these higher taxes? There is not enough large industry in Nova Scotia to support the government and its services, so individual taxpayers need to make up the shortfall.

Should You Move to Halifax?

As you can see, Halifax offers a lot more pros than cons. If you love salty ocean breezes — and the thought of paying less for a private house in a beautiful setting by the sea, than you would for a condo in other Canadian cities — then Halifax could be the ideal home for you. Just make sure you have a reliable source of income.

The next step in your research is checking out the cost of moving to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Usually, long distance moving costs are based on total weight X distance. Cassidy’s experienced, reliable long distance movers will be happy to help pound out all the details and make the calculation.

Need movers? Get a no obligation quote today.