Nova Scotia Business Development Program (Nova Scotia, Canada)

This is the approved revision of this page, as well as being the most recent.
Jump to: navigation, search

Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Nova Scotia

Applies to States or Provinces Nova Scotia
Name Nova Scotia Business Development Program (Nova Scotia, Canada)
Policy Category Financial Incentive
Policy Type Grant Program, Rebate Program
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Maximum Incentive $15,0000 (Canadian)

Program Administrator Nova Scotia Economic and Rural Development and Tourism
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary


The Nova Scotia Small Business Development Program helps small business get started and existing businesses expand. This program encourages business start-ups and provides help through qualified consultants for business operators to review and assess their practices and develop new approaches to ensure success.

Through the program, assistance is provided for eligible business activity that increases productivity, explores product innovation, delivers strategic planning, implements operational efficiencies to improve competitiveness, and expands the international commerce participation of a business.

Support for approved services for start-ups and existing businesses will be made at 50 per cent of total eligible project costs, to a maximum contribution of $15,000.

Each application is reviewed and funding decisions are made based on program criteria. For more information, visit your local ERDT office or visit

Policy Contact

Department Nova Scotia Economic and Rural Development and Tourism
Division Nova Scotia Business Development Program