Work at ACOA

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is a regional development agency working on growing the economy in Atlantic Canada. According to the latest Public Service Employee Survey (PSES), we’re one of the best places to work in the Government of Canada! In the 2020 PSES, 88% of ACOA employees agreed that they liked their job.

President McGuire speaking on a platform with screen and flag in background

President Francis McGuire speaking to staff

Helping Atlantic Canada

Agencies like ours support economic development in Canada by helping businesses become more competitive and productive. We provide regionally tailored programs, services, knowledge and expertise. We help business owners innovate and thrive. ACOA President Francis McGuire believes we have “the best people and the best clients.” And because we grow the economy, our work is very rewarding. 


Joining ACOA as a student is an exciting opportunity! The combination of classroom and workplace learning is a huge benefit – both for you and the public service. See how the government functions. Help build a better tomorrow with your fresh perspective while getting real-world work experience. The Government of Canada has three recognized student employment programs:

Job opportunities

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Are you as passionate about economic growth as our President Francis McGuire? On Insights with Don Mills and David Campbell, he discusses the financial support we’re providing for the Atlantic region, how he’s taking ACOA in a new direction and so much more! Listen to the podcast, or read the transcript if you’re thinking of joining our team – we have exciting things ahead!

Contact us today!

If you want more information on the work that we do in Atlantic Canada, reach out to ACOA Business Information Services at 1-888-576-4444.

Or contact us by email:

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Atlantic time)

ACOA’s resources are tailored for Atlantic Canadian success. Like and follow ACOA to see us in action.

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