Other ways to reach us: 1.800.260.6682 | 902.424.6650 | info@nsbi.ca
1800 Argyle Street, Suite 701 | Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3J3N8

Our Mission

NSBI's mission is to help Nova Scotia businesses across the province grow exports through access to business advisory services, skill development and training to build trade capacity, market intelligence, financing, and support in accessing global markets, with a focus on developing new exporters and attracting innovative, globally competitive companies to establish a business location in Nova Scotia..

Our Vision

A strong, thriving, and globally competitive Nova Scotia today and for generations to come.

Our Mandate

The object of the corporation is to provide business development in the province by working directly with businesses to support economic growth through:

  • business development, retention and expansion;
  • the establishment of new businesses in the province; and,
  • export operations to connect businesses in the province with new markets or new export opportunities.

Our Driving Principles

We developed our 2016-2017 Business Plan guided by the follow principles:

  • Think Export First
  • Focus on Our Strengths
  • Position the Private Sector to Lead
  • Evidence-Based Decision Making
  • People as Our Foundation
  • Collaborate for Results

Our Values

  • Respect
    We respect Nova Scotians, our province and our colleagues.
  • Integrity
    We are fair, honest, transparent, timely, and results-oriented.
  • Professionalism
    We act with the utmost professionalism, taking the time to listen and understand.
  • Knowledge
    We strive for evidence-based knowledge to drive our actions and outcomes.
  • Responsibility
    We are accountable to our stakeholders and all Nova Scotians.
  • Adaptability
    We anticipate change, act proactively and are resilient.
  • Service
    We are Nova Scotians working for positive outcomes for Nova Scotians.
  • Diversity
    We value people's skills, backgrounds, experiences and ideas.

Join our team

View our current career and co-operative education opportunities.

Current Opportunities

Contact Human Resources

Karen Chamberlain
People Services Administrator
902.424.4572 (fax)