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Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Works to improve the economy of Atlantic Canadian communities through the successful development of business and job opportunities by providing access to information and funding. Learn more »

Black Business Initiative (BBI)

A province-wide business development initiative committed to fostering the growth of businesses owned by members of the Nova Scotia Black Community. BBI also places high priority on educating Black business owners in the operation of their businesses. Learn more »

Blue Water Business Development Corporation

One of over 40 Community Business Development Corporations (CBDCs) serving Atlantic Canada.  CBDC Blue Water promotes economic development in rural areas by providing financial assistance, training, and counselling to small businesses. Learn more »

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Canada's business development bank, BDC puts entrepreneurs first. With almost 2,000 employees and more than 100 business centres across the country, BDC offers loans, consulting services, growth and business transition capital, securitization, as well as venture capital to more than 30,000 small and medium-sized companies. Their success is vital to Canada's economic prosperity. Learn more »

Canada Business Nova Scotia

A full-service business information resource accessible province-wide and free of charge to clients to improve the start-up, survival, and growth rates of small and medium-sized enterprises. Learn more »

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME)

CME is Canada’s largest trade and industry association, and the voice of manufacturing and global business in Canada.

Founded in 1871, CME represents more than 10,000 leading companies nationwide, and – through various initiatives, including the establishment of the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition – touches more than 100,000 companies from coast to coast, engaged in manufacturing, international trade, and service-related industries. More than 85 per cent of our members are small and medium-sized enterprises. Lean more »

Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED)

A non-for-profit organization with a vision of creating a vibrant and entrepreneurial Nova Scotia. CEED has been committed to advancing and supporting the spirit of entrepreneurship for more than 20 years, and through innovative programs and services, CEED empowers individuals and communities to achieve their full potential. CEED delivers the Self Employment Benefits Program, offers small business financing, startup business skills training, entrepreneurship education and the Youth Employability Project.  Learn more »

Centre for Women in Business, Mount Saint Vincent University

Assists entrepreneurs, providing them with the support, resources, training, and information to start or grow their businesses. The Centre for Women in Business, which is part of Mount Saint Vincent University, is dedicated to the education of women but offers many programs that anyone interested in starting their own business can take part in. Learn more »

Credit Union Atlantic

A locally owned financial institution, and the largest credit union in Nova Scotia, serving the needs of individuals and businesses in the Halifax Regional Municipality. Credit Union Atlantic offers a full range of financial products and services, including financial planning. Learn more »

Dalhousie University Career Services Centre

Helps students research employment opportunities and prospective employers, prepare for the job search, and connect with employers through job postings, interviews, networking, job-search events, and publications. Learn more »

Destination Halifax

A partnership of the Province of Nova Scotia, the Halifax Regional Municipality, the Hotel Association of Nova Scotia and participating industry members, Destination Halifax operates to promote Halifax as a year-round destination of choice for business and leisure travels. Learn more »

Efficiency Nova Scotia

Efficiency Nova Scotia is your go-to place for energy saving programs and services. Since 2010, we've helped more than 190,000 program participants save energy and money.

Investment in efficiency efforts to date will save Nova Scotians $99 million in electricity costs in 2015 alone and has reduced Nova Scotia's annual need for electricity by 6.6%, making us North American leaders in energy conservation. Learn more »

Entrepreneurs 3.0

Fosters the growth and development of innovative and knowledge-based companies. Volunteer advisors are from a variety of businesses and technical fields. Learn more »

Export Development Canada (EDC)

A crown corporation that provides trade finance and risk management services to Canadian exporters and investors in up to 200 markets worldwide. Learn more »

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

Ensures that Canada's foreign policy reflects true Canadian values and advances Canada's national interests, strengthens rules-based trading arrangements and  expands free and fair market access at bilateral, regional, and global levels, and works with a range of partners inside and outside government to achieve increased economic opportunity and enhanced security for Canada and for Canadians at home and abroad. Learn more »

Futurpreneur Canada

Futurpreneur Canada is a national non-profit organization dedicated to growing our economy through entrepreneurship. They provide financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Their internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,800 volunteer members. Learn more »

Halifax Partnership

One of North America's most innovative and progressive economic growth organizations. The Partnership brings together all three levels of government together with more than 150 private sector investors and many different community groups to drive the economic growth of our region.

Halifax Chamber of Commerce

A best-practice, business advocacy organization that strives to make Halifax an even more attractive city in which to live, work, and play. The Chamber is committed to enhancing the prosperity of its members and to realizing Halifax's potential to be among the top three highest growth city economies in Canada by 2018. Their two key priorities include reducing the tax burden and promoting immigration. Learn more »

Halifax Regional Municipality

A diverse municipality including 196 communities and nearly 400,000 residents. The Halifax Regional Municipality assists in matters relating to municipal regulation and taxation, municipal services such as water, land use, and police protection, and the management of Greater Halifax's 12 business parks. Learn more »

iNova Credit Union

A member-owned full-service financial institution serving the community. Learn more »

Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)

ISANS is a community-based organization that welcomes newcomers, delivers services to newcomers, and recognizes their essential role in Canada. ISANS has a large team of professionals offering counselling, training and resources for newcomer job seekers and entrepreneurs. They also have an extensive menu of Employer Support programs to help employers who wish to diversify and grow their workforce. Learn more »

Job Search Services

Job Search Services has been providing job search and employment support to their clients since 2001. Their services are free to anyone job searching by using their self-assisted options or by making an appointment at one of their four locations in Halifax. Learn more »


Mitacs is a national not-for-profit organization that funds research and development collaborations between industry and academia. Through Mitacs Accelerate, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows apply their specialized expertise to business-related research challenges. Learn more »

Mount Saint Vincent University, Career Planning Services, 

Office of Student Engagement

The Mount's career planning services, offer a variety of career-related services for students, alumnae, faculty, and employers. More than 1,000 students graduate every year from the Mount in the fields of arts, science, education, and professional studies. Learn more »

Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI)

Nova Scotia Business Inc. is the private-sector led business development agency of Nova Scotia, Canada. They attract global investment to create new jobs across the province and work with companies in all communities to be more successful exporters. Their clients benefit from the business advisory services, skill development and training, financing, and support as they access global markets and succeed in the global economy.. Learn more »

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)

Accepts more than 25,000 students each year and produces highly skilled workers who are helping to build communities in Nova Scotia. Learn more »

Nova Scotia Labour and Advanced Education

Works to provide excellence in education and training for personal fulfillment and for a productive, prosperous society. Learn more »

Nova Scotia Office of Immigration

Promotes immigration to Nova Scotia and selects immigrants through the Provincial Nominee Program. Learn more »

Nova Scotia Power Inc.

The principal supplier of electricity to Nova Scotians. Learn more »

Saint Mary's University: Business Development Centre

A full service consulting firm engaging skilled professional business consultants, helping to link the business community with faculty, staff, and students of the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary's University. Learn more »

Saint Mary's University: Executive and Professional Development

Offers an exciting line-up of seminar, certificate, diploma and customized programs designed to help individuals reach their goals and energize their careers. Learn more »

Saint Mary's University: Student Employment Centre/Co-operative Education

Provides service to current students and alumni as well as to employers looking to recruit Saint Mary's students. Among its employer-specific offerings, the Student Employment Centre will collect resumes, schedule interviews, provide interview space, make arrangements for information and/or briefing sessions, and advertise job opportunities. Learn more »

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations has offices in 54 communities across the province. Some specialize in deeds, some in assessment and some offer an array of services like driver licensing, residential tenancies, vehicle registration and debtor counseling. Learn more »

TEAM Work Cooperative Ltd.

A non-profit organization providing specialized employment services to individuals with disabilities in the Halifax Regional Municipality. Learn more »

Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia (WCB)

The WCB NS is a passionate team of safety champions who work together with partners and stakeholders to help make Nova Scotia the safest place to work in Canada. They help make your business safer, and reduce the impact of workplace injury by helping injured workers make a safe and timely return to the workplace. They offer many tools and resources free of charge, which can be accessed through your desktop or mobile device at www.worksafeforlife.caLearn more »

World Trade Centre Atlantic Canada

Is an international trade organization that is a direct link to over 750,000 worldwide companies looking to do business. Their mission is to support Atlantic Canadian companies with vital trade services and access to the World Trade Centers Association network. Learn more »


As a multi service organization committed to building healthy communities the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth offers a variety of programming that supports newcomer settlement and integration with a focus on families, being place based, being active and being engaged in community. Learn more »