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APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR SMALL BUSINESS WILDFIRE RELIEF PROGRAM

Small businesses impacted by the evacuation orders related to recent wildfires can now apply for support through the Small Business Wildfire Relief Program.


The program will provide a one-time grant of $2,500 to small businesses located in the mandatory evacuation zones related to the recent fires in Halifax Regional Municipality and Shelburne County.


For application and information on eligibility: https://beta.novascotia.ca/small-business-wildfire-relief-program


FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR FARMERS

Financial assistance will be available soon for Nova Scotia farmers and agri-food business owners affected by evacuation orders related to wildfires.



GOVERNMENTS MATCH DONATIONS TO RED CROSS TO SUPPORT NOVA SCOTIANS

The Province is providing further support to Nova Scotians affected by wildfires by matching every dollar donated to the Canadian Red Cross Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada Fires Appeal.



WELL-WATER TESTING KITS FREE FOR WILDFIRE EVACUEES

The Province is urging people who have wells and live in the areas that were evacuated because of wildfires to take steps to make sure their drinking water is safe.



NOVA SCOTIA LOYAL

Nova Scotia – and Nova Scotians – have a lot to be proud of.


Worldclass seafood and agriculture products. Award-winning craft beers, ciders, spirits and wines (including our very own Tidal Bay appellation – not found anywhere else in the world). Innovative entrepreneurs and start-ups. Talented artists, musicians and creatives. And of course, amazing small businesses.


Nova Scotia Loyal is about reminding us that no matter where you live in Nova Scotia – or how long you’ve lived here – we can all be proud to call this province home. Our vibrant communities have welcomed an unprecedented number of new Nova Scotians to our province – 12,650 permanent residents in 2022. And we know that no matter what brings new Nova Scotians here, it is our communities that keep them here.


The Department of Economic Development is leading the development and implementation of Nova Scotia Loyal, a buy local program that will be a compelling call to action, highly visible and supported by a consumer incentive reward program.


Over the past year, we’ve been collecting retailer and consumer research, which has reinforced the value of supporting the local economy and the sense of connection and pride buying local gives people.


Be sure to follow us on social media and visit our website at www.NSLoyal.ca as our work on Nova Scotia Loyal continues and we get closer to launching the program.


Instagram – NovaScotia.Loyal

Twitter – @NovaScotiaLoyal

Facebook – @NovaScotiaLoyal


JOB BANK: JOBS FOR UKRAINE

Ukrainians are coming to Canada to escape the crisis in their country. When they arrive, many will look for a job. Are you an employer who wants to support Ukrainian nationals in Canada with a job? Job Bank has set up a simple process to help you.


For more details: Jobs for Ukraine


RESOURCES FOR UKRAINIANS ARRIVING IN NOVA SCOTIA

Nova Scotians want people arriving from Ukraine to be welcomed in our communities and have access to resources for families to succeed.


Labour, Skills and Immigration has been working with key stakeholders, such as Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Nova Scotia branch of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), Canadian Red Cross, YREACH and Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) to coordinate information and make new and existing resources accessible for newcomers and Nova Scotians.



APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR INNOVATION REBATE PROGRAM

Supporting Nova Scotia companies as they work to become more competitive, innovative, and sustainable, the Innovation Rebate Program provides financial incentives for projects that help companies to innovate, drive productivity, increase production capacity, and adopt cleaner and more sustainable approaches to growth across Nova Scotia. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.


For more details and to apply: Innovation Rebate Program


GROW YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE GRANT

The Grow Your Business Online grant helps small businesses across Atlantic Canada take advantage of e-commerce opportunities. Eligible businesses will receive a micro-grant of up to $2,400 to help with the costs related to adopting digital technologies. They will also support a network of e-commerce advisors who will advise and help small businesses adopt e-commerce.


For more details and to apply: Grow Your Business Online


CANADA DIGITAL ADOPTION PROGRAM

How Canadians do business has changed. To stay competitive and grow, small and medium-sized businesses need to adopt new digital tools. The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) provides funding and support to businesses, as well as training and work opportunities for young Canadians. It can help get businesses online, give e-commerce presence a boost or help digitalize operations.


For more details and to apply: Canada Digital Adoption Program


FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EXTENDS LOAN FORGIVENESS REPAYMENT DEADLINE FOR THE CANADA EMERGENCY BUSINESS ACCOUNT

The Federal Government announced that the repayment deadline for CEBA loans to qualify for partial loan forgiveness is being extended from December 31, 2022, to December 31, 2023, for all eligible borrowers in good standing.




START NOW INCUBATOR


Check out this tailored version of Mashup Lab’s Dream Business Program, which aims to drive the efforts of the Start Now Incubator project’s commitment to supporting rural, indigenous, and diverse/intersectional women wishing to start and grow their business. The next Cohort starts June 19 and applications are open.



H2O HOME TO OVERSEAS CONFERENCE

June 12-14


The H2O Conference is rapidly becoming Canada’s premier event for the ocean technology sector and is attracting significant international participation and is an ideal event to engage with the ocean technology industry. The conference will include international delegates, research, development and commercialisation presentations, and B2B meetings. This year’s conference will also include on-water demos at COVE.


For more details and to register: H2O Conference


ATLANTIC VENTURE FORUM

June 13-14


Atlantic Venture Forum brings together the best, boldest, most innovative emerging and established IT, Sustainable Technology, Health & Life Sciences, and Ocean Technology companies in Atlantic Canada. There will be engaging, insightful presentations from entrepreneurs, panel sessions with investors from across Canada and the East Coast U.S., compelling Keynote Speakers and an excellent platform to reach your target audience in the entrepreneurial and investment communities.


For more details and to register: Atlantic Venture Forum


NAVIGATING IMMIGRATION: PATHWAYS FOR EMPLOYERS HIRING FOREIGN NATIONALS

June 16


Join an information session hosted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and Nova Scotia's Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration to learn about how employers can leverage the immigration system to address labour needs and be supported by the federal and provincial governments.


For more details and to register: Navigating Immigration


THRIVING IN CHANGE

June 20


New Leaders: Are you ready to take control of your future, rise above current challenges and embrace change? Through this virtual workshop, you will discover new ways to navigate change; uncover the elements required for transformative change in your organization and personal life. By the end, you will possess the clarity, knowledge, and power to shift from surviving to mastering the changes in your life and actively shape your future.


For more details and to register: Thriving in Change


INVESTING IN BUSINESS SUCCESSION

June 23


Are you a current business owner thinking about succession options, or a new investor interested in buying an existing successful business? Join the Island Sandbox and the Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce at Cape Breton University to talk about opportunities for business succession.


For more details and to register: Investing in Business Succession


ROCK MY BUSINESS SERIES

Futurpreneur presents Rock My Business, a free, virtual, three-part workshop series that will help you develop your idea, get started on your business plan and create a viable cashflow for your business – all while connecting with like-minded entrepreneurs in your community and across Canada.


For more details and to register: Rock My Business


CEED ON LOCATION

First and second Tuesday of every month


On the first Tuesday (in Yarmouth) and second Tuesday (in New Glasgow) of each month going forward, rural entrepreneurs can book 1-on-1 sessions with CEED’s Craig MacMullin at IGNITE. Access the knowledge and expertise you need to BEGIN your journey, GROW your current business or GAIN the knowledge to take your idea to the next level.


For more details and to sign up: CEED on Location


CAPE BRETON – UNAMA’KI CREATES: DIGITAL STOREFRONT PROGRAM

The Digital Storefront Program helps Cape Breton business owners take their business online, exploring the potential for growth through online sales. The program helps new users to cover early start-up costs and get set up as an eShop Cape Breton vendor.


For more details and to apply to be a vendor: Digital Storefront Program

Explore eShop Cape Breton: https://capebreton.shop/


SYMPLI WORKS ON-DEMAND COURSES & WEBINARS

Get the training and mentoring to grow your small business - when it works for you. Invest Nova Scotia and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, in collaboration with Sympli Works, are offering free access to a series of on-demand courses and live webinars providing you with tools and resources to grow your small business.


For more details and to register: Sympli Works


DIGITAL NOVA SCOTIA – BIZBEACON

An online hub built by local experts designed to help small businesses develop and enhance their online presence, grow their business and build their digital footprint, while connecting with digital experts in Nova Scotia. Get easy access to tools and courses and digital marketing learning, resources and supports.


For more details and to sign up: BizBeacon


ONE-STOP DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE FOR TOURISM BUSINESSES

Delivered in partnership between Tourism Nova Scotia and Digital Nova Scotia, DigiPort is an online hub where you can connect with qualified digital service providers for one-on-one support and access to articles, videos, tip sheets, webinars and more to help you be more visible online, reach more potential customers, and close the sale.


DigiPort is available to tourism businesses and organizations that are based in or regularly conduct business in Nova Scotia. There is no cost to register for DigiPort.


You can register for a login at: https://nsdigiport.ca/


USEFUL LINKS


Provincial news releases: www.novascotia.ca/news


Government of Canada website: https://www.canada.ca/en.html


Invest Nova Scotia: https://investnovascotia.ca/


Grow your business: Get help hiring and training your staff so you can grow your business. https://novascotia.ca/grow-your-business/


Business Navigators: Start-ups and new business owners can receive personalised help determining the rules and regulations that apply to their new business, what permits are necessary to obtain and what government programs might be available. Contact our Business Navigator team today at 1-844-628-7347 (Local: 902-424-4475) Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or by email at BusNavigation@novascotia.ca. More information on the service is available at: www.novascotia.ca/businessnavigators

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