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Business Programs & Information

Business Programs & Information
There is funding and support for businesses of all sizes and sectors in Nova Scotia. If you are a new immigrant, in the film industry, starting a new business, or interested in green technology, there are special funding opportunities to make your business a success.

Finance & Funding

Many different types of financing and funding opportunities are available to businesses in Nova Scotia, ranging from training funds and wage subsidies for Nova Scotia employers, to small business financing and venture capital.  There are also funding programs to improve the productivity of your business.
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Trade Development

If you are thinking about developing or expanding your business, or exploring new and international markets, there are many programs and sources of funding available to you and your business. You can learn about new markets, go on a trade mission, and get mentoring support for your plans.
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Workforce Development

There are many forms of support available to help your business hire the employees it needs to grow and develop the skills and education of your workforce so that it is as efficient and productive as it can be. There are tax credits for hiring apprentices, funding to train your workers, subsidies to hire unemployed people, and support for improving the retention of your workers.
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Business Advice & Services

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.
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Government Procurement

Nova Scotia businesses stand to benefit by understanding the Nova Scotia government’s procurement and tendering process. Use the links below to learn more about how to sell to government and to find out more about the latest tendering opportunities.

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