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If you're starting a business in Nova Scotia or looking for licenses and permits, please visit the Access Nova Scotia Online Service for Business website.


Supporting business growth

Talk to us first. We'll assess your needs and provide practical advice on taking your next step toward growth in global markets.

  • START-UP: Launching a new venture? Building a promising company? Stepping up your company’s game? Have an innovation that can change the world? We can help. We work to find, fund and foster innovative Nova Scotia start-ups that strive to change the world.
  • EXPORT:  If you're already here in Nova Scotia and are developing a new product or service, expanding export markets or increasing production capacity — we can help. Our Regional Business Development team has the expertise to support businesses of any size in any location within Nova Scotia.
  • INVEST:  If you are not yet familiar with our province, allow us to show you why our talent, geographic location, reputation, and research and development are attracting world-leading companies to establish operations here. Contact us about investing and locating in Nova Scotia.

Industry Sector opportunities

Nova Scotia provides competitive advantages for exporters and investors and has one of the most diverse economies in Canada. We are building strength and capacity in leading industry sectors that are powering global innovation.

Learn about our industry sectors and the advantages of operating in Nova Scotia. Our teams will open doors for you as you grow your business here.

Nova Scotia Industry Sectors

Nova Scotia is open for business

We work with a vast array of partners toward the growth and success of our province. Here are just some of the resources and funding options available for your Nova Scotia business. We encourage you to talk to us first — we'll assess your needs and provide practical advice on taking your next step.