Rural tourism is a key source of revenue and jobs in communities across Atlantic Canada. Boating and other waterfront activities attract tourists and enrich the visitor experience, generating tourism dollars for the local economy.
The Government of Canada is making strategic investments to ensure a safe and sustainable economic recovery, while also focusing on the health and well-being of all Canadians. As the economy reopens, the federal government will always put Canadians first and work to build a better and more inclusive Canada for everyone.
Diverse and meaningful tourist experiences strengthen the region’s tourism industry. This is why the federal government is working closely with communities to help attract investment in new visitor opportunities that will help build more inclusive and prosperous local economies.
Fostering a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation is essential to creating good jobs for Canadians and helping our economy recover from the impact of COVID-19. The Government of Canada is a partner in these efforts, ensuring that Canada remains a world leader in innovation. These partnerships help nurture promising ideas, create opportunities for young researchers and support advancements that benefit all Canadians.
Strong communities are key pillars of a thriving Atlantic Canadian economy. This is why the federal government is working closely with its many community partners to help them diversify their local economies and create jobs. Through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the five other Regional Development Agencies, the Government of Canada is investing to build healthy, resilient communities so their residents can enjoy a high quality of life for generations to come.
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan has helped to protect millions of jobs, provide emergency support to families and keep businesses afloat as they deal with the impact of COVID-19. A central part of this is the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund, which helps support those who may not be eligible for other programs. A lifeline for businesses that might otherwise not have survived, the RRRF has been vital in helping them keep their employees, pay bills and get access to capital.