Nova Scotia, Canada is a hotbed of business brilliance in key sectors that are driving the world's economy.
- We have 450 PhDs in ocean-related disciplines, which is the world’s highest concentration of researchers in this sector.
- Nova Scotia is home to world-renowned ocean-related research institutions including Canada’s largest - The Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO) - the country's first major centre devoted to oceanography which brings together some 700 scientists, engineers, technicians, contractors and staff working in a range of disciplines
- The Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (IORE) will deliver advanced research that will inform public policy, build synergies with industry partners, and draw world attention to this sector.
- Dalhousie University is home to more than 100 researchers focusing on oceans and ocean technology.
- The NRC-Institute for Marine Biosciences is home to the Industry Partnership Facility based in Halifax, Nova Scotia exploring the commercial potential of technologies in marine biosciences and life sciences.
- Check out Port of Halifax's Economic Impact Infographic
- Highest number of Neuroscientists per capita in Canada.
- Home to the Brain Repair Centre, internationally renowned for Parkinson's treatment
- Life Science Research Institute (LSRI), a research and business incubator
- Over 70 companies - from medical devices to biopharmaceuticals
Aerospace & Defence
- Private industry contributes $600 million in annual revenues and more than 6,000 jobs
- DND contributes $1 billion in annual revenues and approximately 9,000 jobs.
- Halifax is home to:
- 40% of Canada's military assets
- Canada's largest shipyard (Irving Shipyard)
- Canada's largest privately held military defence contractor (IMP Aerospace & Defence)
Finance & Insurance
- Halifax has one of the highest concentrations of insurance industry firms and employment among urban centres across Canada
- Halifax is home to some of the largest companies in the world: Citco Fund Services, Butterfield Fulcrum (Bermuda), Marsh (New York), Royal Sun Alliance (RSA), Admiral Insurance (UK), Flagstone Reinsurance Holdings Limited (Bermuda)
- Halifax is home to 7 degree granting universities and 3 community college campuses, serving over 40,000 students annually
- Nova Scotia has one of the most educated workforces in the country, with over 68% of the population having some post-secondary education
- Nova Scotia has a total of 10 universities and 13 community colleges
Nova Scotia – A Hotbed of Business Brilliance.
A successful business events industry attracts investment, and investment attracts more business events. Learn why the Nova Centre is a 'smart' investment for a 'smart city' that is investing in attracting corporate 'players' in key sectors such as biomagnetic research, security, offshore gas, oceanography, and shipbuilding (to name just a few).
To further explore Nova Scotia industry and key business sectors visit ConnectNS.