Halifax. Canada’s Ocean City

Big Waves and Big Ideas.

World leaders in ocean science, technology, and business

Located on North America’s east coast, Halifax offers ocean innovators and companies from around the world access to a deep and diverse ecosystem of customers, partners, and suppliers.

With top research institutions and a science-based workforce, Halifax’s close-knit and collaborative community is advancing marine science and ocean technology on the world stage.

Diversified Blue Economy

Ocean Science & Observation

Acoustics, Sensors & Instruments

Offshore & Coastal Energy

Marine Defence & Security

Marine Transportation

Fisheries & Aquaculture


400+ Ocean Businesses

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"Halifax has a world-class ocean innovation ecosystem that is growing at a pace that is globally unique."

-Melanie Nadeau, CEO, Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship.

Nancy Phillips
Vice President, Investment & International Partnerships

Tap into Canada’s Ocean City.

Get connected with Halifax business leaders and researchers in your industry and learn why Halifax is the right location to expand or grow your ocean business.

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Nancy Phillips

Vice President, Investment & International Partnerships

902-476-4498

Tap into Canada’s Ocean City.

Get connected with Halifax business leaders and researchers in your industry and learn why Halifax is the right location to expand or grow your ocean business.

Considering Halifax as your next business location? Please tell us more about your expansion plans.

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Ocean Tech Meets East Coast Lifestyle

One of the region’s largest advanced technology industries with high levels of R&D and innovation, highly-skilled talent, and an export focus. In Halifax, you can live and work in more than 200 rural, urban, and suburban communities, swim and surf at 33 beaches, shop at nine farmers’ markets, visit 65 art galleries, and stroll through 917 parks

Canada’s largest centre for oceans research, with 600 scientists, engineers, and technicians.

Over 450 ocean sector companies in the province - from startups to global corporations.

More than $500 million in strategic ocean investments in the province of Nova Scotia.

Unbeatable quality of life – from the boardroom to the beach in under 30 minutes.

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"There are so many opportunities in Halifax. A few notable ones would be the National Shipbuilding Strategy, Marine Renewables Projects, and Canada’s Ocean Supercluster. All showcase the immense possibility for long-term, sustainable business here."

- Andrew Palmer, General Manager, MacArtney Underwater Technology

Key Players

Halifax has a critical mass of organizations driving growth and innovation in the blue economy.

Halifax is at the centre of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster - which aims to accelerate innovation and commercialization and to drive increased sustainable economic growth from the ocean.

The Centre for Ocean Venture and Entrepreneurship (COVE) is a collaborative facility for applied innovation where companies are creating revolutionary ocean tech products.

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) has advanced applied research in renewable energy, ocean research, engineered technology, environmental science, geomatics and more.

Dalhousie University is a world leader in ocean research, a member of the U15 – Canada’s 15 most prestigious research-intensive universities, and home to the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI), Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), and Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR).

Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO) is Canada’s largest centre for ocean research with 600 staff from the federal departments of Fisheries and Oceans, Environment and Climate Change, Natural Resources, and National Defence.

Nancy Phillips
Vice President, Investment & International Partnerships

Get connected with key blue economy players. Let us introduce you.

Get in-depth industry information, help with site selection, and incentive evaluations. Learn what makes Halifax the right location for your business and get connected to key business leaders.

Contact Nancy
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Reach out to us

Nancy Phillips

Vice President, Investment & International Partnerships

902-476-4498

Get connected with key blue economy players. Let us introduce you.

Get in-depth industry information, help with site selection, and incentive evaluations. Learn what makes Halifax the right location for your business and get connected to key business leaders.

Considering Halifax as your next business location? Please tell us more about your expansion plans.

Thank you for reaching out.

Our team will be in touch soon.

You’re in Good Company

  • MacArtney Underwater Technology Group

    MacArtney Underwater Technologies is a global supplier of underwater technology specializing in the design, manufacture, sales and service of systems to offshore oil, gas and renewable energy industries, ocean science institutes and navies.

  • Innovasea

    Innovasea designs the world's most advanced aquatic solutions for fish tracking and fish farming – and builds them to withstand the toughest conditions.

  • Kraken Robotics

    Kraken Robotics Inc. is a marine technology company engaged in the design, development and marketing of advanced sensors for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles used in military and commercial applications.

  • Irving Shipbuilding

    The most modern shipbuilder and in-service ship support provider in North America. Irving Shipbuilding is building Canada's next generation of combat vessels under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy – 30 years of business.

  • GeoSpectrum Technologies

    GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc. specializes in underwater acoustic transducers and systems. GeoSpectrum supplies its products to the defense and surveillance, oil and gas, and environmental sectors.

 
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