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The Canadian North: A New Market for Nova Scotia

Friday, June 20, 2014

For decades, convenient transportation allowed Central and Western Canada to gain a solid foothold in the Northern market. But with the addition of a new direct flight from Halifax to Iqaluit, Nunavut, Nova Scotia businesses are finally able to throw their hats in the ring—and it looks like it will be a great connection.

“There are a lot of synergies between Nova Scotia and Nunavut,” says Pam Rudolph, Trade Development Executive at NSBI. “The water and the land is very important to both of us, we're small populations, and we both hold strong family values.”

Starting June 20, 2014, when the first flight takes off from Halifax Stanfield International Airport, the link between our regions will strengthen, with more than common values to hold them together. This new opportunity for Nova Scotians to ship and travel in a significantly shorter timeframe, and at a more reasonable cost, will put Nova Scotia businesses on equal footing with companies in other areas of Canada.

This newly accessible market presents significant opportunities for Nova Scotia companies to competitively offer everything from fresh produce and seafood to construction services.  As Richard Garson of the Halifax International Airport Authority pointed out, “It’s a strong business opportunity in our backyard, one that's long-term and sustainable. Now, businesses can pursue new opportunities in their own country.”

Nova Scotia companies are looking to increase their exporting opportunities. Nunavut offers new growth potential within our Canadian borders. Contact NSBI for more information and stay up-to-date with our e-newsletter to learn about trade and export programs and services.