Who We Are

Together we can build a Nova Scotia that is irresistible to people and investment.

By investing in infrastructure, properties and programs that build on the compelling natural advantages of our province, Develop Nova Scotia is working with our partners and communities to make Nova Scotia an incredible place to live, work, invest and visit. As a provincial crown corporation, we work closely with communities and partners to build on our natural assets. Together, we are developing strategic economic infrastructure to support inclusive economic growth in Nova Scotia.

At the centre of our work is the role of place in attracting people, and this principle of placemaking ensures that the planning, development and management of land and infrastructure is achieved with and for people. Great places and a high quality of life attract great people both to live and to visit Nova Scotia’s rich cultural and natural landscapes.


At Develop Nova Scotia, our mandate is to lead the sustainable development of high-potential property and infrastructure to drive inclusive economic growth in Nova Scotia. With a core focus on placemaking, our strategic pillars are to develop places to visit, live and for enterprises to start up and grow.
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Develop Nova Scotia is governed by a high-calibre Board of Directors from across Nova Scotia.  The Board is composed of fourteen members. The Board meets monthly and is accountable to the provincial government in setting strategic direction and financial performance. Develop Nova Scotia is constituted under the Develop Nova Scotia Act. Current Business Plan. Freedom…
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Develop Nova Scotia is a professional organization powered by passionate and dedicated employees who are focused on helping to build a Nova Scotia that is irresistible to people and investment, through placemaking, infrastructure and programming. Our employees have many things in common—we’re proud to live in Nova Scotia, we love our work and we believe…
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Visit the News section for our latest updates. For information, contact Deborah Page, Director, Marketing and Communications, tel: 902.499.0275, or deborah.page@developns.ca.
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At Develop Nova Scotia, our goal is to get you as close as you can possibly get to the unforgettable beauty, captivating experiences and unparalleled opportunities where land meets sea. Through our projects and partnerships, we have received a number of awards and recognitions including Tall Ships Nova Scotia. We proudly share these with the…
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Building on the value of the waterfront since 1976 The province of Nova Scotia has always recognized the value of its spectacular waterfront spaces. In 1976, the Waterfront Development Corporation took on the task to create experiences and opportunities and invest in infrastructure at the water’s edge. The Corporation began with a focus on the…
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Rural Placemaking Pitch Competition

Develop Nova Scotia would like to work with you to help turn what differentiates your community into a placemaking project that could make your community more lovable and livable, an improved platform for business, and a place where visitors looking for…

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Join Our Team - Maintenance Technician

Tthe Maintenance Technician is responsible for a wide range of general maintenance and repair of various facilities, buildings, marine infrastructure and grounds including, but not limited to, properties on the Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford and Lunenburg waterfronts.

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Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative - September/October 2019

Over the past couple of months, we’ve been out on the road hosting drop-in community events to talk about the Internet projects being completed through the previously announced federal Connect to Innovate (CTI) program. During these events, we’ve also had…

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Shelburne Harbour Investments

Great community turnout September 6, 2019 for an investment in Shelburne Harbour. The more than $650,000 through ACOA and Develop Nova Scotia will support improvements at its marine terminal to position Shelburne and area as a choice destination for cruise…

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Renovations at Fisherman’s Cove to Boost Tourism

Local economy to benefit from a new dock and boardwalk that will create additional tourism experiences Investing in community infrastructure is essential to create jobs, increase tourism and contribute to quality of life in rural areas across Nova Scotia. To…

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Join Our Team

Learn more about opportunities to join our team.

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Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative - August 2019 - Second Update

On August 21, 2019 Develop Nova Scotia issued a call to find additional qualified providers to enhance and extend high-speed Internet to Nova Scotian homes and businesses.

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Internet for Nova Scotia Update August, 2019

Improving rural internet service is a priority. Having a strong internet network will help our province build places where both people and businesses flourish. Learn more about the latest updates on the project.

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Talent Strategies in Support of Expanded Mandate

Develop Nova Scotia celebrates new strategic direction and reflects on their collaborative recruitment process.

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Georges Island Investments

Investments announced for Georges Island for over $2.07 million in joint funding between the Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia for the construction of a new, accessible wharf with floating docks.

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