SmartBusiness Program

Looking to export to new markets, create innovative solutions or new products, or hire new talent? Our SmartBusiness team is here to help you.

Our SmartBusiness Program can help your business grow and succeed by connecting you to the right resources and contacts quickly and at no charge.


We are your one-stop shop for navigating business development programs and resources available to Halifax businesses.


Interested in accessing new markets for your product or service but unsure how to get there? The SmartBusiness Program can help get your business export ready. Our Export Specialist can support you in leveraging existing relationships and navigating the export process step by step.

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Ready to improve your competitive advantage through market research, developing new products or services, or improving your current offerings? Our Commercialization Specialist can connect you to the researchers, facilities, funding programs, and equipment your business needs to innovate and grow. 

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Looking to fill your company’s labour gaps? Our Talent Specialist can help you navigate the Atlantic Immigration Pilot to hire skilled foreign workers and international graduates.

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Growing your business is one way you can directly contribute to Halifax’s progress toward our Economic Growth Plan vision of a GDP of $30 billion by 2031.