Overall Operating Costs
- According to KMPG’s Competitive Alternatives (2012) report, Nova Scotia offers some of the lowest costs for facility leases, utilities and for salary and wages when compared to other North American and European jurisdictions.
- Nova Scotia offers cost-competitive labour. For example, according to KPMG Competitive Alternatives 2012, Nova Scotia offers the lowest software development labour costs compared to Toronto, Waterloo, Vancouver, Victoria, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Montreal.
- Nova Scotia offers cost-competitive ‘Class A’ office and Industrial Space in Nova Scotia’s urban and suburban areas in Halifax and neighbouring cities Dartmouth and Bedford.
- The average net lease of a ‘Class A’ facility in the CBD (downtown) area is approximately $17.93 CAD per square foot
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