Region of Queens Municipality

Nova Scotia, Canada


Province of Nova Scotia

Creating the right environment for business to flourish in the new economy is one of the strategic directions outlined in the province's growth strategy. To this end, Nova Scotia Department of Business focuses on development of public policy especially as it relates to promoting the best environment for businesses to start and expand in the digital economy.  Click here to visit Nova Scotia's Department of Business.

South Shore Opportunities

A part of the provincial network of Community Business Development Corporations (CBDCs), South Shore Opportunities is an important contact as you develop your business. Assisting with every phase of development, SSO can assist with your business plans, advise and assist with training, as well as directing you to appropriate funding channels whether it be through their CBDC programs or by referring you to more appropriate forms of financing. You can reach South Shore Opportunities by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 902-354-2616, 1 (800) 303-2232. For more information, visit their website.

Nova Scotia Business Inc.

Nova Scotia Business Inc. works directly with companies to deliver results for Nova Scotia. NSBI focuses on four key areas in assisting business: trade development, investment attraction, venture capital and business financing. NSBI's expert team provides a variety of financing options and they can customize their packages with terms and conditions to meet individual needs. Among their offerings are:

  • Loans
  • Guarantees
    • Term Loans
    • Bond Requirements
    • Performance Contracts
    • Operating Lines of Credit
  • Payroll Rebates

For more information on Nova Scotia Business Inc financing, visit their website.

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

ACOA works with businesses and communities to make the local economy more innovative, productive and competitive. ACOA administers several funding programs and is also a valuable resource in researching other available federal money for your business. For more information, visit the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency website or contact the Area Account Manager, Mark Townsend at 902-875-7324 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Canada Business Service Centre

The Canada Business Service Centre is an excellent starting point for entrepreneurs. Offering help in dealing with multiple levels of government, the CBSC provides consolidated business information, business planning and market research. Click here for their online tool designed to help businesses find sources of funding. If you wish to speak with someone at the CBSC directly, they can be reached at 1 (800) 668-1010.

Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board

The Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board supports the development of sustainable agriculture and agri-rural business in Nova Scotia through responsible lending. The Board is a leader in agricultural lending, creating opportunities in rural Nova Scotia. For more information on the NSFLB, visit their website.