Our role

Building a stronger economy – together

The mission of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is to fuel economic development in Atlantic Canada. We work to build a strong, resilient economy that is innovative, diverse and inclusive. 

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Atlantic Momentum

The 2023 Atlantic Canada Momentum Index, published by the Public Policy Forum, shows that the wind is truly in the Atlantic region’s sails. Across a raft of indicators, from population and immigration to productivity and quality of life, Atlantic Canada is showing it’s a national leader and not the “have-not” region of old.

ACOA’s former President, Catherine Blewett, spoke to the Public Policy Forum and industry leaders about this new momentum, and the new opportunities to be seized. Read her speech and access the Momentum Index here.

ACOA works with businesses, organizations and communities to strengthen the Atlantic economy through: 

Our efforts are guided by four strategic lenses:

How do we measure success?

We work to make sure that:

Looking to the future

In the business world, things change all the time. However, our dedication to building a strong Atlantic economy stays the same. ACOA continues to adapt and evolve to meet the needs of the region. Whether it be when facing new challenges or creating innovative solutions, we’ll be right there with you!

Service matters

ACOA is committed to providing you with excellent service that meets your needs. You can learn more about what to expect from us by reading our service standards.

Do you want to know more about projects funded by ACOA? Search our project listings. You can also access ACOA’s latest news by visiting our media room or following us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.

Values and ethics

View ACOA's Values and Ethics Code.

Work at ACOA

Find out more about the people who work at ACOA and how you could be part of the team.  

Contact us today!

Do you want to know more about what we do to help the Atlantic Canadian economy grow? Reach out to ACOA Business Information Services.

Call 1-888-576-4444.

Or contact us by email:

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm (Atlantic time)

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