Business Contacts

Looking to start, expand, or take advantage of a new business opportunity? Here are some essential business contacts.

 

Access Nova Scotia

Public Enquiries responds to requests for information on provincial government programs and initiatives. The department operates a province wide, toll free telephone and email enquiry service and maintains a comprehensive database of information.

https://novascotia.ca/sns/access/

1-800-670-4357

 

Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce 

Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce, through leadership, integrity and cooperation, promotes and supports the business community to make the Annapolis Valley the best place to do business.

www.annapolisvalleychamber.ca

902-678-4634

 

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 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.

https://www.canada.ca/en/atlantic-canada-opportunities.html

 

Business Development Bank of Canada

Canada’s business development bank and the only financial institution dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs.

www.bdc.ca

1-877-232-2269

 

Canada Food Inspection Agency

The CFIA, in collaboration and partnership with industry, consumers, and federal, provincial and municipal organizations, continues to work towards protecting Canadians from preventable health risks related to food and zoonotic diseases.

www.inspection.gc.ca

1-800-442-2342

 

Canada Post Corporation

Canada Post is committed to providing innovative physical and electronic delivery solutions that create value for our customers, employees and all Canadians.

www.canadapost.ca

1-800-267-1177

 

Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development

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.

www.ceed.ca

1-902-421-2333

 

Community Business Development Corporation

The CBDC does community lending, or “character lending” and we help people who may not be able to get financing from traditional lending institutions.

www.cbdc.ca

1-902-679-6215

 

Government of Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is creating one of the most competitive and business-friendly environments in Canada. We’re clearing the way for sustainable private sector growth to make this province a more attractive place to do business and encourage entrepreneurship.

www.novascotia.ca

 

Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI)

NSBI is focused on attracting and retaining businesses, promoting trade, lending and finance. Its business-focused, private sector-based approach to provincial economic growth provides companies with the right blend of assistance for start-up or growth. While financial assistance is normally available by way of loans, loan guarantees, and equity investment, the nature of assistance may vary based on your business. These programs are designed to assist in offsetting a significant portion of business program implementation costs.

www.novascotiabusiness.com

902-798-6961  Sean Cochrane

 

Nova Scotia Community College

NSCC makes things happen. We’re growing the economy of Nova Scotia, we’re producing highly skilled workers, and we’re building communities. We are Nova Scotia’s college.

www.nscc.ca

902-678-7341 (Kinstec Campus)

 

Service Canada

Service Canada provides Canadians with a single point of access to a wide range of government services and benefits. We are committed to improving services for Canadians by working with partners to provide access to the full range of government services and benefits that Canadians want and need through the Internet, by telephone, in person or by mail.

www.servicecanada.gc.ca

1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)

 

Valley Regional Enterprise Network

We are leaders and drivers of Annapolis Valley economic development opportunities. We will lead progress and retain and grow the economic base.

www.valleyren.ca

902-678-2200