Looking to recruit new talent

Hiring talented individuals is critical to your business’ success. The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) can help fund the recruitment and training of your employees.

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Mysa Smart Thermostats, St. John’s, N.L.

Are you looking to recruit new talent? Do you need to hire a consultant to do a marketing analysis or an expert to help train your team? ACOA has programs that could help you find and retain the expertise you need to start or grow your business.

Business Development Program (BDP)

If you need to hire a consultant with specific skills so you can get to the next level, we can help! You could get interest-free repayable funding to create a business plan, look into licensing opportunities, or access mentoring services.

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Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP)

Need to hire staff? Check out the AIP, which helps employers in Atlantic Canada hire foreign skilled workers who want to immigrate to Atlantic Canada and international graduates looking to stay here after they graduate.

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Other government services

We partner with federal and provincial departments that may be able to help you find the expertise you need for your business.

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Contact us today!

If you’re not finding what you need, contact ACOA Business Information Services, your one-stop information shop.

Call 1-888-576-4444.

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

Business impact stories

A decade ago there wasn’t a ready-to-eat lobster-processing facility in southwest Nova Scotia – the largest lobster district in the country. David Deveau forever changed that reality when he opened Riverside Lobster International.

For Sylvia MacVey, President and CEO of G.E. Barbour, located in Sussex, New Brunswick, there has never been a better time to be a woman entrepreneur.

When Esther Dockendorff's father came home from lobster fishing 40 years ago and said he wanted to start a business "growing" mussels, no one was sure how the new venture would go. Forty years later, Mussel King is a leader in mussel cultivation and processing in Canada.

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