Talent & Support

Strong education system to feed talent pool. Canada's education capital - more university students and graduates per capita

More than 70% of Western Region Nova Scotia’s residents possess a certificate, diploma or degree

26,000 in local labour force with access to provincial labour pool

Bilingual workforce (English/French)

A progressive Provincial Immigration Strategy to double the number of immigrants in Nova Scotia by 2020

Extensive labour market programming e.g. The Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive supports businesses through employee and management skills development

Western Nova Scotia #1 in the proportion employed in manufacturing at 15.06% compared to its closest competitors.

Source: fDi Intelligence from the Financial Times


Success by Design

A democratic system is synonymous with change. Along with our electoral cycles come changes to our economic development landscape. How do we remain focused and effective when surrounded by so many moving parts?