Why do business in Nova Scotia?

Nova Scotia is one of Canada’s leading regions for renewable natural resource innovation.

The gateway to Canada

Imagine a place where nature and innovation come together. A place with warm summers and breathtaking cliffs that overlook the ocean.  

Welcome to Nova Scotia, one of Canada’s leading regions for renewable natural resource innovation.

Nova Scotia’s bioeconomy is a thriving renewable economy, with companies spanning all supply chain sectors. These businesses harvest and process renewable feedstocks and create sustainable products for everyday use.

Local talent

Known as Canada’s Education Province, Nova Scotia has the most academic institutions per capita, providing a consistent stream of available talent.

Research and development

A number of companies and organizations look to post-secondary institutions across the province to support their research and development.

Support organizations

Gain access to a large network of support organizations that help you with research, funding, accessing global supply chains, and more!

Prime location

Nova Scotia’s proximity to the USA and Europe provides bioeconomy companies with both logistics and time zone advantages.

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Nova Scotia’s industries span many sectors, drawing global attention to the growth happening throughout the province.

Waste management
Advanced analytics
Life sciences
Advanced manufacturing
Transportation & logistics

Doing business, the Nova Scotia way

The lifestyle that Nova Scotians enjoy each day is unmatched. The natural beauty around the province inspires a true work-life balance that provides a strong, resilient workforce.

A community-minded workforce, ready to support you

Nova Scotians are known for their supportive and friendly nature. With a population growth plan forecasting 25,000 new residents per year, the growing talent pool is ready to support the bioeconomy sector.

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