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  • Business of Diversity Champion of the Year Award

Business of Diversity Champion of the Year - Eligibility and Evaluation Criteria

Presented to a business of diversity that has made notable success in growing their business through export within the past (2) years.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Business must be currently exporting a product or service outside of Nova Scotia
  • Businesses of diversity are defined as 51%+ owned, managed, and operated by Aboriginal and/or Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBT+, veterans, visible minorities, and women.
  • Business must be registered in Nova Scotia (NSRJS) or federally within Canada.
  • Business must be actively operating in Nova Scotia for a minimum of 12 months.
  • A majority of the business must be headquartered in Nova Scotia
  • Product or service exported must contain majority Nova Scotia content.
  • Publicly funded organizations are not eligible.

        Evaluation Criteria

  • Demonstrated notable growth in export revenues, sales and employment growth over the past two years. 
  • Demonstrated how they overcame barriers/obstacles in entering or expanding operations outside Nova Scotia.
  • Demonstrate net incremental returns to the Nova Scotia economy. 
  • Demonstrated strategy/plan for overall export growth.
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