Nova Scotia keeps business moving

Whether we’re moving people, cargo or supporting your business operations - Nova Scotia offers first-rate infrastructure connections, a highly skilled workforce, and an ideal location for conducting logistics and business support around the world.

Discover the advantages of choosing Nova Scotia as an investment location for Logistics companies.

  • Enjoy low development costs and competitive wages when compared to other North American centres.
  • Experience low turnover.
  • Work in a time zone that allows you to do business with Europe and Western North America in the same day.
  • Hire from our highly educated workforce with strong industrial skills while tapping into our 10 universities and 13 community college campuses.
  • Take advantage of attractive incentives including payroll generating incentives.
  • Enjoy an environment dedicated to your success and facilitating long-term partnerships between industry, academia and government.


  •  Largest airport in Atlantic Canada: over 3.5 million passengers, over 87,000 aircraft movements and 29,263 metric tonnes of cargo in 2011.
  • Closest major mainland airport to Europe. Just more than a 5 hour flight to London, over 2 hours to New York and Toronto and over 3 hours to Chicago.
  • 15,000 foot runway allowing largest planes to land.


  • Halifax is the closest North American container port with Europe, the Med and Suez Canal. Cargo arrives 2 days faster in Halifax from Europe than any other east coast port.
  • Efficient intermodal connections to key markets in Central Canada and the US Midwest have cargo arriving up to 5 days faster than other port gateways.
  • For over 250 years ports in Nova Scotia has remained a cornerstone of economic activity for the city, the region and the province as a whole.


  • North American Railway, CN, offers competitive transportation solutions designed to meet the dynamic needs of customers from across North America and overseas, and is recognized as a leader in the industry.


  • 1,200 kilometres of National Highway System roadways linked to 22,000 kilometres of secondary roads. With an ever-expanding four-lane highway system, Nova Scotia has direct road links to the rest of Canada and North America.

Learn more about the advantages of doing business in Nova Scotia including our talented workforce, competitive costs, strategic location, world-class infrastructure, incentives and quality of life.

Read more about incentive programs for your business and contact us for more information.

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According to a 2012 KPMG Study: 

  • Halifax is among the lowest cost jurisdictions based on annual operating costs, averaged over 10 years.
  • For overall costs, Halifax boasts a 10% cost advantage over Toronto, 25% over New York and 14% over London.


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Nova Scotia keeps business moving