If you like the idea of small-town living with cozy cafes, unique shops and restaurants, pubs that serve local craft beer and host live music and a vibrant arts and recreation culture, then Amherst might be the town for you!
Remote work is evolving. It's becoming more popular with employers and organizations around the world. With high-speed internet, affordable housing, easy access to transportation, outdoor attractions and a vibrant community, Amherst has the necessary tools and supports you’ll need to create a life you will love right here in Nova Scotia.
Stay connected to the office with reliable, unlimited, high-speed internet, while enjoying the comforts of your own home and avoiding long traffic jams during your commute.
Amherst is ideally located in the geographic center of the Maritime provinces. It sits between two international airports, has easy access to the Trans-Canada Highway and the Canadian National Railway passes right through the town.
Our active transportation sytem, with its connected trails, allows you to explore our community while enjoying the fresh air. Need a change of scenery? Take advantage of one of our many green spaces and outdoor seating areas, located throughout the town, to work outside on a beautiful summer's day.
Working hubs are popping up in many of our cozy cafes, where you can also enjoy a cup of coffee, or at the Community Credit Union Business Innovation Centre Business Hub.
Join the Amherst & Area Chamber of Commerce, sign up for our mailing list, follow local social media accounts or take a local training workshop, and you’ll be networking and making new friends in no time!
Our maritime hospitality and diverse culture are celebrated all year long through many festivals and events that the whole family can enjoy. Experience community spirit, pride and a sense of belonging.
With a flexible work schedule, you can make more time for yourself and your family. You can take your pup for a run at the off-leash dog park, enjoy free public skating, borrow a pair of snowshoes or activity kit from our free equipment lending program or cool off at one of our two splash parks.
You could also take the time to shoot some hoops or play pickleball at the multipurpose court, get in a round of golf, play tennis on our new beautiful courts, or go for a walk to find all of our unique outdoor murals that were created by local artists.
In addition, you could take a fitness class or go for a swim at the YMCA, unwind with yoga, go for a bike ride or just visit a park and play!
These are just a few of the activities you will have access to just minutes away from your home.
Cumberland County also offers some of the best hidden gems in Canada. You can go on an adventure and visit dozens of waterfalls or hike our many trails, walk along our ancient fossil cliffs or take advantage of our beautiful beaches, all of which are within a 40-minute drive.
If you’re new to the Amherst area, check out our Relocation Guide.