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New Exporter Champion of the Year Award - Eligibility and Evaluation Criteria

Presented to a business that has made a successful initial entry into a new market outside of Nova Scotia within the past (2) years.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Business must be currently exporting a product or service outside of Nova Scotia.
  • Business must have made their initial entry into a market outside of Nova Scotia within the past two years.
  • 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

  • Demonstrate notable growth in their business as direct result of initial entry into a new market outside Nova Scotia – as demonstrated by the percentage of sales generated from exports outside of Nova Scotia over the last two (2) years.
  • Demonstrate employment growth over the past two (2) years.
  • Demonstrated how they overcame barriers/obstacles in entering or expanding operations outside Nova Scotia.
  • Demonstrate net incremental returns to the Nova Scotia economy. 
  • Demonstrate strategy/plan for overall export growth.
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