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Globally competitive ICT in Nova Scotia 

Atlantic Canada – Halifax in particular – has been selected as the hub for analytics in Canada at EY and we’re very proud of that. 
- Steven Maynard, EY Performance Improvement Partner in Halifax


A strong workforce

Nova Scotia's Information Communications Technology (ICT) industry is focused on producing innovative products and services in:

  • Interactive media
  • IT services
  • Transatlantic telecommunications
  • Enterprise solutions
  • E-health applications
  • Data analytics
  • Niche-orientated software products and solutions

Specialty degrees
Nova Scotia offers degrees that relate directly to industry needs, including: graphics, gaming and media, artificial intelligence and intelligent systems, communications technologies, SAP software expertise and cyber security.

Vibrant eco-system

Nova Scotia has the right mix of post-secondary education, established multinational firms, and an active startup community that results in a well-connected, global, cluster.

  • The Nova Scotia ICT industry is 1000 establishments strong, accounting for 8.2% of Nova Scotia’s business sector output
  • The ICT sector accounts for more than 35% of all private sector R&D spending in Nova Scotia
  • IBM chose Nova Scotia for their first Canadian Customer Innovation Centre
  • Ernst & Young \ launched their Canadian Centre for Advanced Analytics in Nova Scotia
  • The Collaboration for Analytics Research Education & Technology (CARET) is a unique partnership between seven post-secondary institutions and the private sector in Nova Scotia
  • The ingenuity of our tech startups has put Nova Scotia on the ICT map, placing first in Canada in the Banham Group’s 2015 list of the top 25 Canadian up-and-coming ICT start-ups

For more information view our ICT infographic PDF.


In addition to world-class tech talent, Nova Scotia also has some of the best ICT infrastructure.

  • Nova Scotia offers a world-class fibre optic network with gigabit connections available across the province, a digital communications sytem, and a self-generating power grid
  • Lowest operating costs for companies working in the digital services industry in North America
  • One of the highest digital media tax credits offered in Canada (offering up to 48%) 
  • Collaborative environment that brings together industry, government, and education
  • Some of the world's best internet connections to both Europe and the eastern US, thanks to Hibernia Atlantic’s network of subsea cables

You'll be in good company