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Start a Business

Whether you farm or operate an agri-food business, learn more about launching an agri-food business in Nova Scotia by visiting any of the following websites:

Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture 


Business Development and Economics Division

The Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture’s Business Development and Economics Division provides skilled economic analysis and expert business development support to the province’s agri-food industries.

On the Business Development and Economics Division website, look for information on programs that cultivate a competitive business environment for the agri-food sectors. Its programs help identify, assess and coordinate development strategies.

The website also provides information on preparing an agri-food business plan.

Service Nova Scotia & Municipal Relations

Access to Business

The Access to Business website offers guidance on planning, starting and operating a business in Nova Scotia. Use its website to connect to essential business services and to learn about the provincial regulations and policies.

We recommend also checking with municipal and federal government agents about other laws, permits or requirements that may affect your business. More info