Interactive Media and Animation
Over the last decade, Nova Scotia has become one of Canada's prominent interactive media & animation clusters, and a location of choice for studios looking for the right fit to access top creative talent and generous incentive programs.
Access an ambitious and educated workforce. With over 20 university and college campuses combined, Nova Scotia boasts more students per capita in IT-related fields than any other province in Canada. More recently, it's making waves as one of Canada's fastest-growing urban and technology centers. If you want to get your game on, Nova Scotia is the place to build a studio and power up your business.
A screen friendly location
Nova Scotia is developing, attracting, and retaining some of the best talent in the world because of its highly ranked post-secondaries, superior quality of life, and experienced ecosystem. Halifax offers one of the most competitive climates for studios compared to other cities across North America, with low business costs and generous incentives including the Nova Scotia Payroll Rebate, the Digital Animation Tax Credit and the highest Digital Media Tax Credit in Canada.
Our affordable lifestyle is a key reason studios from around the world choose Nova Scotia. This is evident from our growing immigration numbers, which are outpacing the Canadian average. The Atlantic Immigration Program allows employers to further leverage Canada’s well-known immigration-friendly approach and attract top talent from all around the world.
Why Ubisoft chose Nova Scotia
You already know who Ubisoft is. And you probably also know they’ve got a few studios in Canada. What you probably don’t know is their Halifax location was Ubisoft’s first mobile games studio in North America.
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A global cluster
Whether it’s developing, transforming, expanding, or moving, Nova Scotia is solving the world’s greatest challenges through the creation and adoption of transformative technologies.
The Nova Scotia Business Advantage
In just one day we can connect you to everyone you need to meet to choose Nova Scotia as the next location for your business. We secure meetings with senior leaders, government and the business community while curating a visit that perfectly suits your business needs.
A vibrant ecosystem
A global cluster with the right mix of post-secondary education, established multinational firms, and an active startup community.
Nova Scotia offers the highest digital media tax credit in Canada and ranks as one of the most cost competitive gaming centres in North America.
An unbeatable workforce
Nova Scotia has one of the largest concentrations of universities and best-educated workforces in North America.
Right place, right time
Nova Scotia's strategic location on Canada's East Coast provides easy, fast, and reliable access to world markets.
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Why IBM chose Nova Scotia
REDspace in Nova Scotia: Looking back on two decades of business
“There’s no way I could have done this anywhere in Britain or anywhere else in Canada… I would never have ended up with the standard of people I ended up with here… There are a lot of talented people here in Atlantic Canada, especially in Nova Scotia, who are committed to their careers and really interested in their personal development.”