Employee Benefits Overview

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HRM Group Benefits

Halifax Regional Municipality offers a wide variety of employment benefits based on the specific position and employee group to which an employee belongs. These benefit options may include Health, Dental, Life Insurance, AD&D, and Income Replacement coverage. For more information on what benefits may be available to you, click on the employee group (found in the job posting) specific to the position you are applying for. 


Benefits at a Glance
Flex Benefits Guide (Available after 1 year of employment)

CUPE 108

Benefits at a Glance


The Halifax Professional Firefighters (HPFF) have managed their member’s employee benefits since 1997. In 2006 the HPFF created a board of trustees to manage their benefits plans. The board takes a proactive approach to providing benefits to its members and strives to be innovative and on the leading edge of benefits plan design in Canada. Visit hpffbenefits.ca for more information.


The Halifax Regional Police Association offers a comprehensive tiered plan that provides options to better suit needs of our members.  For further information on the HRPA benefit plan, please contact Tara Livingstone at livingt@halifax.ca.

Non-Union, NSUPE 14, & NSGEU 107

Benefits Guide


Benefits at a Glance


As one of the largest public pension plans in Atlantic Canada, the HRM Pension Plan provides current and future pensions to over 12,000 plan members. The HRM Pension Plan is a defined benefit plan and is mandatory for all fulltime permanent employees. 

Pension contributions are calculated at 12.21% of your base salary (or 12.56% for public safety occupations). These contributions are matched by the employer. 

Additional information about pension plan is available at hrmpensionplan.ca.

Employee & Family Assistance Program

Halifax Regional Municipality’s Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is a confidential, short-term professional counseling, advisory and information service designed to encourage employees and their family members to voluntarily seek assistance to deal with personal or work-related issues that may impact their well-being. This is available to regular full-time employees and family members 24/7.