Trade Development Programs
Film Nova Scotia provides interest-free loans to local film professionals or companies to support the development of a film or television project. Funding is available for research, writing, market analysis and project costing.
Learn more about Film Nova Scotia‘s Development Loans
Doing Business In
If you're thinking about doing business in a new market, attend an NSBI ‘Doing Business In…’ information session to find out if it is the right market for you. You will learn about the business environment in different countries or regions, gain insight into market opportunities, find out about sources of further information, and have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with market specialists.
Learn more about ‘Doing Business In’
Equity Investment – Film and Television
Film Nova Scotia’s Equity Film and Television program helps qualified Nova Scotia producers and production companies finance their productions through equity investment.
Learn more about Film Nova Scotia‘s Equity Film and Television Program
Equity Investment – New Media
If you are working on a television or feature film project with Film Nova Scotia, you can also apply for funding for local interactive productions, including CD-ROM, DVD, or internet-delivered formats, that are entertainment, education, or information-based.
Learn more about Film Nova Scotia‘s Equity - New Media Program
Export Prospector Program
If you want to discover new business opportunities and find qualified leads in markets outside of Nova Scotia, the Export Prospector Program can help by sending you on a customized trade mission to your target foreign market or by helping you to have an effective presence at a trade show.
Learn more about the Export Prospector Program
The ExportAbility Program helps both active exporters and those that want to develop their export opportunities become more export-ready. The program can help cover up to 75% of the costs of market readiness and export development workshops, course materials, and exam fees.
Learn more about ExportAbility
Global Business Accelerator Program (GBAP)
Is your business currently exporting, participating in global supply chains, investing internationally, or seeking overseas partners? Do you want to increase your global competiveness and grow new markets beyond the Maritimes (NS, NB and PEI)? The Global Business Accelerator Program (GBAP) can help. The GBAP provides financial support to connect companies with business experts who have skills, experience, knowledge and connections they need to grow internationally. The program will contribute 80% towards the cost associated with hiring a business accelerator, to a maximum of $35,000.
Learn more about the Global Busienss Accelerator Program (GBAP) www.gov.ns.ca/econ/gbap
If you have participated in a Nova Scotia government or export agency trade initiative over the past year and have found a market that offers great potential for your company, the Go-Ahead Program will help cover up to 50% of the costs of follow-up market visits. The funding covers air fare, car rental, accommodations, marketing material, and the cost of translation or interpretation.
Learn more about the Go-Ahead Program
Gulf Export Program
The Gulf Export Program provides funding to Nova Scotia companies that want to export their products or services to the Gulf Co-operation Council region. It pays for the services of EduNova Gulf, a consultancy team that can help identify business opportunities, arrange one-on-one meetings, help identify partners, and provide information about past projects in the region.
Learn more about the Gulf Export Program
Independent Production Fund
Nova Scotia television producers can apply to the EastLink TV Independent Production Fund for up to $150,000 in equity funding. To be eligible, productions must have a high Canadian content and a broadcast license.
Learn more about The EastLink TV Independent Production Fund
International Development Opportunities
Nova Scotia Business Inc’s private sector liaison service can help Nova Scotia companies gain access to World Bank Group business opportunities, services, and knowledge, including involvement in international financial institution-funded projects.
Learn more about international development opportunities
Nova Scotia Trade Service Export Program
The Service Export Program (SEP) provides funding to Nova Scotia companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to support their domestic and international marketing activities and strengthen their export opportunities.
Learn more about the the Service Export Program
Research & Development Tax Credits
Canada offers one of the most rewarding R&D tax credit programs in the world, which can be combined with added incentives from Nova Scotia's provincial government. The Scientific Research & Experimental Development program supports the development of advanced skills, knowledge, and technological capabilities to help business to compete better in domestic and international markets.
Learn more about R&D tax credits
Established Nova Scotia and national organizations can apply to Film Nova Scotia for funding to sponsor activities or events such as festivals and screening events, that will foster the growth of the audiovisual industry in Nova Scotia.
Learn more about Film Nova Scotia‘s Sponsorship Program
If you would like to explore new export markets, a Nova Scotia Business Inc trade mission will give you an opportunity to network and attend pre-arranged, one-on-one business meetings in destinations as diverse as Alberta and Abu Dhabi.
Learn more about NSBI trade missions
Web Drama Series Program
The Web Drama Series program provides equity financing to Nova Scotia film producers for scripted drama series designed for broadcast on the internet.
Learn more about Film Nova Scotia‘s Web Drama Series Program