Products made in Nova Scotia have a reputation for being made right.
In Nova Scotia, you will be part of one of North America's most vibrant, emerging innovation ecosystems. Here you’ll find start-ups, established companies, business incubators, accelerators, and anchor post-secondary institutions and research facilities. We’re a province where education, industry, and quality of life are intertwined. Global companies are expanding their footprints thanks to the quality of our talent, the flexibility of our post-secondary institutions to adapt to meet the needs of our employers, and collaboration like you’ve never seen before. Our universities, colleges and companies are undertaking cutting-edge R&D.
Built for business
Nova Scotia is home to many academic, research and economic development facilities focused on supporting and growing a thriving manufacturing sector.
Energy Storage Rolls Battery Engineering has successfully manufactured batteries in the province for more than 60 years. Last year, their product was shipped to over 20 countries to support microgrids and renewable energy projects.
Shipbuilding and Defence Irving's Halifax Shipyard Assembly facility is the most modern building for constructing ships in North America- and it's also where Canada's next generation of combat vessels are being built. The province is also home to Stelia- an Airbus company- and Canada's Ocean Supercluster, an industry-led initiative, focused on building upon Canada's world-class ocean-related business activity, research capacity, and proven technology expertise.
Tire Manufacturing Manufacturing in Nova Scotia has a foundation with companies such as Michelin, contributing $1.2 billion to the economy. With three plants and over 4,000 employees Michelin exports tires all around the world from this province.
Robotic Processes Pratt & Whitney’s most modern manufacturing line is located in Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia's manufacturing infrastructure connectivity and logistics facilities make it the ideal choice for servicing Europe and North America. This is just one of the reasons industrial manufacturing products like tires and other industrial products such as plastics and metal fabrication are leading exports in Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia's manufacturing infrastructure connectivity and logistics facilities make it the ideal choice for servicing Europe and North America.
This is just one of the reasons industrial manufacturing products like tires and other industrial products such as plastics and metal fabrication are leading exports in Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia offers a variety of locations when it comes to deciding where to establish your business in the most ideal location for your project. Across Nova Scotia, our data indicates industrial real estate lease rates range from $6.25 sqft to $13.45 sqft, with most falling within $7.45 sqft to $9.75 sqft.
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.
Our R&D sector is vibrant, with over 3,000 public and private sector scientists undertaking cutting-edge research in energy storage, materials engineering, life sciences, renewable energy and ocean technology.
Nova Scotia offers cost competitive opportunities throughout your value chain, from research and development, to exporting finished goods around the world.
An unbeatable workforce
Nova Scotia has one of the largest concentrations of universities and best-educated workforces in North America.
Right place, right time
Located at the gateway to North America with multi-modal logistics infrastructure, and leading innovations from entrepreneurs and research institutions, Nova Scotia’s manufacturing companies are exporting products around the world.
A.F. Theriault & Son: Craftsmanship for 80 years
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