NSBI attracted BlackBerry to Nova Scotia eight years ago. Over the course of the payroll rebate incentive (February 2006 – February 2012), BlackBerry earned $10,950,344 in rebates.The jobs created at BlackBerry resulted in $146,247,000 in employee payroll over the course of NSBI’s incentive and Nova Scotia received $16,473,000 in direct tax revenue.
As a result, BlackBerry hired and trained employees in Nova Scotia including full- time, part-time and co-op employees. These are highly trained and experienced people who will make excellent contributions to their future employers hopefully right here in Nova Scotia.
— Ron Smith, Interim CEO, Nova Scotia Business Inc.