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Apply Now!! Fall 2021 Business Skills Programs


EHCC is pleased to offer ten week, 40 hour essential business skills programs to business owners, managers and employees in the East Hants area. These training programs are valued at up to $5,000 and are offered to businesses either free or at a very low cost. Invest your time to learn skills essential for your business. Call today 902-883-1010 for more information.

Please Note: Start dates are set tentatively and are subject to change.

Fall 2021 programs

The programs will be offered virtually in an online classroom setting in order to comply to the social distancing recommendations. Therefore, the programs must be taken on a computer, laptop, or tablet; phones will not be an acceptable device. Participants must have an Internet connection, hardwired preferred to wi-fi, high speed (no dial up). Headset or earbuds must be used, and the participants must have a webcam, if no camera on their laptop; video participation is a requirement, to ensure the connection to the instructor and other participants. A quiet place to focus is required, free from distractions. These details will be part of the INA process.

For more info call the Chamber at 902-883-1010 or email And be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Please Submit your Application as soon as possible, as space is limited. Applications are processed in the order they are received, with preference to those who have the recommended prerequisites.

Don’t See What You Want? Join our Virtual Waiting List.

EHCC July Newsletter

EHCC Newsletter July 2021 Edition

Women’s Employment Readiness pilot program

Women’s Employment Readiness pilot program (June 2- 30th 2021). For more information on the program and eligibility please visit: Apply for funding for Women’s Employment Readiness pilot program –

COVID-19 Rapid Testing Project

For more information on the CDL Rapid Screening Consortium please read here.

To start the process for setting up a Workplace Rapid Screening Program for your organization, fill out the form here by June 9th.

Complete the provincial intake form and register for the Nova Scotia cohort before Wednesday, June 9.

Province Strengthens Supports for Restaurant and Bar Industry

Province Strengthens Supports for Restaurant and Bar Industry

Small Business Supports During 3rd Wave

Small Business Impact Grant Part 3: Update

Tourism Accommodations Real Property Tax Rebate Program

Expanded Small Business Real Property Tax Rebate Program

COVID-19: Paid Sick Leave Program 


East Hants Workforce Development Survey

East Hants Economic & Business Development have partnered with Fairwinds Training and Development Inc. to develop a Workforce Development Plan. The plan will help provide direction and guide actions to support local industry with attracting and retaining talent, as well as to encourage diversity and entrepreneurship in the region… for more information and to participate in the survey please click here.

New Border Restrictions in Effect

New Border Restrictions Now in Effect

New border measures took effect May 10, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Only permanent residents of Nova Scotia and people travelling for essential reasons can enter the province. For more information please click here.

People can apply for an exception if they have:a purchase or sale agreement for a property purchase in 2021 showing that an offer has been accepted on or before April 21 and closing date is on or before May 20
a minimum one-year lease signed on or before April 21 and beginning on or before May 20
a letter of acceptance for new employment in Nova Scotia that cannot be done virtually or deferred; the letter must be dated on or before May 7
Instructions for applying for an exception will be posted at:

Government Supports for Nova Scotia Businesses

Supports for Business Available Soon (

Open East Hants Postponed

In light of the current restrictions and safety of our community being top priority, Open East Hants, that was orginally scheduled for the end of May, will be postponed until a later date. We will announce a new date once the restrictions ease. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


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