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Information Communications Technology

Information Communications Technology

Nova Scotia has become one of Canada’s prominent tech centres, and a location of choice for businesses looking for top talent, a supportive ecosystem and access to programs and support.

The province has attracted major technology companies from around the globe to locate their business and technology and R&D centres. Companies including Cognizant, Avanade, Samsung, IBM, Salesforce, CGI, NTT, Lockheed Martin, Thales, and Tesla chose Nova Scotia to access the most competitive operating costs in North America, hire talented staff from our skilled workforce, leverage a host of government incentives and tap into the highest student intensity populations in Canada.

An innovation district

Nova Scotia is developing, attracting, and retaining some of the best talent in the world because of its highly ranked post-secondaries, high quality of life, and experienced ecosystem. Halifax offers one of the most competitive climates for tech companies 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.

The province is growing with new and emerging industries including data science and artificial intelligence. This innovation is rooted in robust post-secondary research and the strength of the ecosystem that is continually pushing in these verticals.

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ICT Sector Snapshot
MedTech Sector Snapshot

Connected to the world

Global access makes it easy to operate internationally. Our location on Canada's East Coast provides fast and reliable access to world markets. We share the same workday with the United States and Europe, translating into improved productivity.

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An ocean lifestyle

Nova Scotia’s quality of life attracts and retains highly-skilled workers. Whether you prefer sandy beaches and coastal cliffs, or the culture and energy of city life, you’re never far from either. We enjoy a rare and wonderful quality of life in Halifax.

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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.

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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. 

Competitive costs

According to fDi Benchmark, Halifax, Nova Scotia boasts significant cost savings as compared to other jurisdictions.

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.

Here We Code, Nova Scotia

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Why IBM chose Nova Scotia

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Global tech leader Virtusa

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“From talent and technology, a provincial partnership approach, and competitive business costs, Nova Scotia will be key to our Global Delivery Centre’s long-term success.”

Chris MacIntosh, Centre Manager, IBM Service Delivery Centre 

IBM Canada

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Curious how we can help with your growth plans? From introductions to site visits and a competitive analysis, we can curate a plan to suit your business needs.

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