Lochaber Chamber of Commerce is leading a virtual delegation to Nova Scotia for businesses interested in exploring business opportunities in Canada to expand their International Trade activity. 

This trade mission will help your business explore international trade opportunities in the province of Nova Scotia, reaching out across the bustling capital city of Halifax and to key locations beyond. 

Canada is the second-largest country in the world and has the World’s tenth largest economy based on its GDP of US$ 1.731 trillion (CAD$ 2.251 trillion) in 2019, it is also a member of the G7 group of the seven largest IMF-advanced economies in the world.

Canada’s economic freedom score is 78.2, making its economy the 9th freest in the 2020 index. 

Halifax is the Capital City of Nova Scotia and has had four consecutive years of record population growth in both absolute and percentage terms, with almost 10,000 newcomers added to their population over the year July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Furthermore, of all census metropolitan areas in Canada, Halifax was the third fastest growing city.

Halifax is the gateway to Atlantic Canada and enjoys fantastic trade links to the UK through its bustling port.

There are extensive historical ties between the UK and Canada.

Canada has similar business and legal practices to the UK with a strong business and consumer base and is a good starting point for entering the North American market as well as the wider American markets.

Nova Scotia offers many opportunities for Scottish businesses in the following sectors and many more:

  • Retail
  • Food and Drink
  • Ocean Technologies
  • Cultural Heritage and Arts Sector
  • Aquaculture
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry 

Doing business with Canada

Canada offers a stable economic environment with established trade links to the UK and its compatible time zone (GMT +4 hours) makes business communication simple. Canada has similar business and legal practices to the UK with a strong business and consumer base.

What is involved?
As part of this trade mission delegates will receive market briefings on key opportunities in Nova Scotia, a virtual networking event with business organisations in Halifax; and virtual one-to-one business meetings with potential clients or trade partners in Nova Scotia, based on your company requirements.

  1. Who can apply?
  • Open to any company in Scotland looking to grow their international trade activity in Canada. 
  • Companies do not need to be a member of a Chamber of Commerce
  • Cross-sector delegation 

This is a virtual mission and is free of charge, however if you were to withdraw from the mission after being approved, there would be a £250 charge. 

If you require further information please email

    Nova Scotia 21-22 September 2020, Canada


    Start: 21/09/2020
    End: 22/09/2020


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