In this section you will find information about business registration, licenses, and permits, as well as business advisory services. There are also helpful links to a number of additional resources and tools.
Businesses in Nova Scotia
If you are an individual or organization looking for information on economic development activities in your area or would like to discuss new or expanded opportunities for economic growth or have identified a barrier to growth, please contact your local Community and Rural Development Division office.
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Businesses Outside Nova Scotia
If you are looking to expand or locate your business in Nova Scotia, please contact Nova Scotia Business Inc.
Innovacorp invests in early stage technology companies and provides them with incubation facilities so that they have the environment they need to grow. These facilities provide on-site support, flexibile leasing, enterprise-grade information technology products and services, and more.
Learn more about business incubation at Innovacorp
Mentoring for Early Stage Technology Companies
As companies grow, their business support needs change. Innovacorp helps entrepreneurs to grow their businesses by providing tailored, hands-on business guidance and expertise through its network of advisors, mentors and service providers.
Learn more about Innovacorp Mentoring for Early Stage Technology
Resources & Tools
Hundreds of Communities, Thousands of Facts, One Site.
Learn more about Community Counts
Government is committed to expanding high-speed Internet access for Nova Scotians, no matter where they live. The goal is to make the province the most connected in all of North America.
Learn more about high-speed internet
Nova Scotia Business Directory
The Nova Scotia Business Directory, nsbizlink.ca, is a business and manufacturing directory that matches suppliers with buyers, creating province-wide partnerships.
Learn more about the Nova Scotia Business Directory
Registration, Licences & Permits
You may need specific registrations, licences and permits to operate in Nova Scotia. The following link will help you determine the registrations, licences and permits you require based on the services and goods you are selling and how to apply for them.
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