Resources & Services
Access NS - Online Services for Businesses
Nova Scotia's Online Service for Business provides easy, secure, and convenient access to your business information. It allows you to:
- Apply for licenses and permits from provincial and municipal government.
- Manage your business registrations, permits and licenses.
- Complete several transactions at one time and pay online.
- Register a new partnership or Sole Proprietorship.
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
ACOA works to create opportunities for economic growth in Atlantic Canada by helping businesses become more competitive, innovative and productive, by working with diverse communities to develop and diversify local economies, and by championing the strengths of Atlantic Canada.
Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC)
CBDC is a non-profit organization that offers a variety of programs and services to help you start, expand or modernize a business.
Innovacorp's mission is to find, fund and foster innovative Nova Scotia start-ups that strive to change the world. Innovacorp is Nova Scotia's early stage venture capital organization that targets industries such as information technology, clean technology, life sciences and ocean technology.
Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI)
Working towards a globally competitive Nova Scotia, NSBI helps local companies become more successful exporters.
Nova Scotia Department of Business
The Nova Scotia Department of Business works with the private and social enterprise sectors to improve the competitiveness of Nova Scotia’s business environment and make dealing with government easier, faster and less frequent.
Strategic Tourism Expansion Program (STEP)
The goal of STEP is to develop an actionable, sustainable & experiential tourism destination development plan as well as the development of the communities' capacity to implement the findings.
Visit STEP on Facebook at "Musquodoboit Harbour to Sherbrooke Strategic Tourism Expansion Program".