Live and Work in Nova Scotia
Short commutes, affordable homes, endless coastal beauty, and career opportunity — Nova Scotia has it all.
Nova Scotia Agri-food and Beverage Export Directory Application
Register today to be in the Nova Scotia Agri-food and Beverage Export Directory
Creativity and collaboration: REDspace expands in Halifax, Nova Scotia
REDSpace delivers interactive experiences to users around the world and is growing their team in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
2018: A year of storytelling
We recap the Nova Scotia stories that resonated in 2018 and the channels through which they were shared.
Money on the table: the top trade deal updates you need to know
Catching up with NSBI trade strategists, we narrowed down the top trade deal updates you need to know.
2018: Looking Back
Nothing says Happy New Year more than a reflective year in review. Without question, 2018 was an exciting year for ‘Thinking Export’ in Nova Scotia.
The importance of e-commerce: what you need to know
We spotlight one of this year's featured resolutions: incorporating e-commerce into your business.
A rising tide lifts all boats: the story of Nova Scotia’s wine appellation
Since Tidal Bay's official launch in 2012, the Nova Scotia signature blend has been helping the region’s wine industry find its niche.
Aerotec Engines: Scale-up success in the United States
Through Scale-up, Aerotech Engines has formed real connections with businesses in the US.
Improved airports, improved exports: Cargo upgrades support seafood industry
The Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA), operators of the Halifax Stanfield International Airport (HSIA), announce plans to invest and upgrade the airport’s cargo facility.
Forget empowerment: Supporting women in business is about access, opportunity and impact
Supplier diversity helps open the door.
InterTalk: Innovation in Business Champion of the Year
2018 Nova Scotia Export Achievement Award winner InterTalk Critical Information Systems makes exporting a key part of their strategy.
Growing a high-tech workforce in the Nova Scotia defence industry
Top defence companies in Nova Scotia are thriving, contributing to an ever-increasing high-tech workforce.
From Antigonish to outer space: Peace by Chocolate becomes the ultimate exporter
Peace by Chocolate of Antigonish can now put its name on the list of exporters to space. We sat down with Tareq Hadhad to discuss.
US Trade: A Practical Guide for Atlantic Firms
US Trade: A Practical Guide for Atlantic Firms
NSBI Standing Offer: Open Feb. 13 – March 6, 2019
The NSBI Standing Offer is open for additions. Download the form and apply by March 6, 2019.
Bulletproof(ing) for a global marketplace
Bulletproof has found that Nova Scotia is the right climate to advance their growth plans and export capacity; both for current and new offerings.
FIN 2018: From the orchard to the big screen, filming in ‘one of the most beautiful places on earth’
FIN Atlantic International Film Festival is a celebration of film, media and music from around the world. Kicking off the festival is the film Splinters, directed by Halifax’s own Thom Fitzgerald.
Nova Scotia's aerospace and defence industry: regional report
Global defence companies are flocking to Nova Scotia. Wondering why? View the full Nova Scotia regional report.
The world is changing, and NSBI is leading to succeed
NSBI attracts investment and helps businesses across Nova Scotia become more successful exporters.
From Stockholm to Halifax: Why Nova Scotia is the location for cybersecurity
Stockholm-based Secure State Cyber found Nova Scotia had everything they were looking for — and then some.
From alpha to beta: How one Ubisofter went from co-op to permanent
We recently sat down with Robert Stacy to learn about his co-op experience at Ubisoft's Halifax office. He gave us insight into how he applied for and got his position, and what projects he had the opportunity to work.
Growing success in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia businesses work hard to make a difference in the world — to succeed where success is never a guarantee.
Nova Scotia film 'Black Cop' making waves internationally
The Incentive Fund is a great program, and it’s huge for a small project like us to be able to ﬁll such a large percentage of our ﬁnancing, knowing that NSBI is there to help us. They’re fantastic.
Story of the year: Oceans
We see tremendous opportunity in collaboration. The Ocean Supercluster will create an integrated network of relationships amongst industry, regulators, researchers, technology developers, and policy-makers. Canada’s Ocean Supercluster based here in Atlantic Canada will generate $300 million in investment in the next ﬁve years. That funding will contribute to changing the capacity for innovation in the region.
Mining our Marine Resources, Naturally
Surrounded by more than 7,400 km of coastline, Nova Scotia’s economy is closely connected to the ocean. So naturally, our businesses understand its resources – which is why we’re innovators when it comes to natural health products derived from marine resources.
Nova Scotia: Digitally transforming sustainable mobility in oceans
A vital, sustainable ocean is critical for the future of our planet. This sustainability can only be achieved through innovating and transforming how we use our oceans – for food, energy, environmental stability, and perhaps most importantly - mobility.
Nova Scotia game developers ready for take-off
The global game industry's rapid growth is reflected in Nova Scotia — in the successes of local developers and the studios that have chosen to locate here.
Bring the C-suite to the sea-suite
Nova Scotia offers companies unique advantages, but don't take our word for it. See the stories of businesses that are succeeding here.
Delivering innovative solutions: Nova Scotia's aerospace industry
Nova Scotia has a history of delivering innovative solutions to the global aerospace industry.
EY Opens Global Centre of Excellence in Halifax, Nova Scotia
EY Canada announces the launch of a new EY Global Centre of Excellence in Halifax, Nova Scotia – the first Centre of its kind to open in Canada.
Talking with Gwen Heliou, Ubisoft
Moving your life and business to Nova Scotia has never been easier. It is especially true for video games, thanks to lower production costs, digital publishing, and the huge effort done by the Province to welcome new studios.
Opportunity Runs Deep
There’s a place — within steps of office and workshop space — where technology meets the ocean. Where ideas come to life and technical advancements are made.
Atlantic Canada successful in bid for Canada’s Ocean Supercluster
A tremendous opportunity for the Atlantic Canada region, the Ocean Supercluster will develop and retain workforce talent, improve supply chain opportunities, and foster ocean start-ups to build the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem, all backed by industry investment and matched federal funding.
Innovation Rebate Program
The Innovation Rebate Program supports Nova Scotia businesses looking to increase their global competitiveness.
Talking with Peter J. Nielsen at La Pitchoune Winery
NSBI Global Advisor Peter J. Nielsen explains how his Sonoma winery, La Pitchoune, is faring in the direct aftermath of California’s deadliest wildfire season
Q&A with co-founder of Swept software
Growing a business by allowing yourself to fail.
MetOcean Telematics – Working Where Cellular Ends
Paul Hill, Business Development Manager, Telematics, explains the core of MetOcean Telematics. “We solve problems. We provide lifesaving solutions."
Exporter Self-Assessment Tool
Answer 6 simple questions to determine your export readiness and discover resources to help you take your next step.
Selling to the US - What you need to know
If you want to enter the United States for business, it is essential to be familiar with permissible business activities, and the immigration process.
ConnectNS Global Advisors Program
Get globally connected - one coffee at a time! Nova Scotia Exporters looking to get globally connected can access this program.
Film Fund Estimator
See how much your eligible project could receive through the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund.
What's Happening in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Industry Sectors
Over 200 companies are doing oceans-sector business in Nova Scotia, including more than 60 innovators of new, high-tech products and services.
Nova Scotia’s thriving seafood companies, fish harvesters and processors export the highest quality fish and shellfish from the North Atlantic worldwide.
Information Communications Technology
Nova Scotia is a leading data analytics hub in Canada, supported by globally competitive companies and world-renowned academic institutions.
Nova Scotia has everything you need to produce a wide range of crops, including forages, fruits, vegetables, and grains.
Nova Scotia benefits from the largest tides in the world, a wealth of minerals and resources, and researchers that are attracting global attention.
Aerospace & Defence
Nova Scotia attracts globally recognized companies working in naval defence, aerospace, shipbuilding, sonar and sensing, cyber security, and training and simulation.
Take notice of the financial services industry in Nova Scotia - a strategic nearshore location for middle & back office operations.
Nova Scotia boasts one of the most cost-competitive jurisdictions for video game development in North America and Europe.
Film & Television Production
Make your next film in Nova Scotia. Located on Canada's Atlantic coast, Nova Scotia offers diverse and spectacular locations.
Nova Scotia's clean technology industry attracts considerable international attention, with its expertise in energy monitoring related technologies and access to natural resources.