Health Care ICT Firm Expanding in Nova Scotia

Jul 16, 2014

International health information systems consulting and software development company Global Village Consulting Inc. is expanding in Nova Scotia.


The informatics company focuses on the health and social services market including electronic health (e-health) records implementation, public health, standards and terminology for getting systems and organizations to work together, e-health IT staffing, and management consulting.

"Global Village chose Nova Scotia because of the diverse talent pool of industry specialists," said Marc Koehn, vice-president of business development and chief operating officer of Global Village. "We see our Halifax office as a nexus point for engagements with public- and private-sector clients in Atlantic Canada, the northeastern United States, as well as across the rest of the Canada."

Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) has signed a five-year payroll rebate agreement with Global Village to encourage the company to grow in Nova Scotia. Global Village must create at least four full-time equivalent positions in the first year. Then the company can earn a rebate on payroll for up to 25 new positions.

If Global Village creates 25 new jobs, it would add more than $5.7 million in salaries to Nova Scotia's economy, and employees would pay provincial personal income taxes of about $663,000. The company can earn up to $472,500 in payroll rebates through NSBI's Strategic Investment Fund.

The company will be looking to fill a variety of positions including senior, intermediate, and junior level consultants, senior human resources professionals, executive and administrative assistants, clinical and subject matter experts, technical architects, and project managers.

"Global Village's further expansion reinforces Nova Scotia as a destination of choice for ICT companies specializing in niche markets such as e-health," said John Ludovice, managing director, investment attraction of Nova Scotia Business Inc. "Our region needs health informatics consultants, and this represents an opportunity to create, develop and retain these positions here in the province."

The agreement also encourages Global Village to hire new graduates of Nova Scotia universities and community colleges, and helps attract skilled professionals to live and work in the province. The rebate will help the company with recruiting and relocating costs.

Global Village was 56th in the latest PROFIT 500 ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies. It also recently won the Corporate Citizenship Award (Major Canadian Company), at the 2014 Canadian Health Informatics Awards gala.

Headquartered in Vancouver, Global Village has growing branches in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia. The Global Village group of companies also includes Global Village Consulting Asia Pacific, based in the Philippines, and Gordon Point Informatics Ltd., a leading e-health standards and terminology firm based in Canada. The company has 106 consultants.

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