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Scotians: Imagine the outcomes

Scotians is a global network of experts with a connection to Nova Scotia who are ready to support your business with advice, connections, market insights, and ideas. 

The Scotians Global Advisor Program is where we match you and your company with one of these advisors, who can provide advice and address your specific business challenges and opportunities. These one-on-one conversations can open doors to markets and industries around the world, they can guide, improve and validate business plans and strategies.  

Scotians Advisors are standing by with advice, connections, market insights, and ideas. It all begins with a conversation. Connect with us today and start to imagine the outcomes. 

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An open door in any market or industry

“At a time when networking events are impossible, this program has helped us expand our business network in the best way possible.”

Carolyn Crewe
CEO, Duckish Natural Skin Care

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“Being a Scotians Global Advisor is an opportunity to be inspired by Nova Scotian entrepreneurs. You’ll be amazed by the quality of ideas in the province.”

Martin Suter
Global VP Digital Marketplaces, AB InBev

Become an advisor

“This program is literally for everyone. Invest Nova Scotia has over 100 high-level contacts from various industries that are ready to help your business grow.”

TJ Galiardi
Co-founder and CMO, Outcast Foods

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For the love of Nova Scotia

Program FAQ

Here are a few FAQs to introduce you to the program.

What does it mean to be a Scotians Global Advisor?

As a volunteer Global Advisor, you are a seasoned executive and a champion of Nova Scotia's future. You are instrumental in connecting exporters to the knowledge, experience, and people that will help their companies become more competitive on a global level. This includes everything from sharing insights around your sector and market, to introducing Nova Scotia exporters to connections in your network.

How do I get involved?

We’re currently recruiting Global Advisors located outside of Nova Scotia. We screen all applicants to ensure suitability for the program. Let us know if you would like to become a Scotians Global Advisor.

Thank you for helping us shape the future of Nova Scotia’s business growth.

Is this a mentorship?

No. Scotians is meant to be a quick and easy way to gain knowledge, experience, and connections rather than a long-term relationship.

What can I ask a Global Advisor about?

What’s the challenge, opportunity or decision most pressing for your business? This is a good place to start! Conversations can focus on topics from business strategy to market entry plans. Remember, Scotians is not a business development or sales program so you cannot ask the Global Advisors for investment or make a sales pitch.