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 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: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/restrictions-and-guidance/#compassionate-exceptions.
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.
Wednesday February 10th 10-11 am
During this Brewing Business we will be joined by Isaac Nkansah, Business Account Manager with RBC, who will provide information on the Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program or HASCAP. For more information click here.
Please join us virtually with a cup of coffee from your office for a casual meeting with local businesses like yourself. Register in order to receive the link to join.
Once registered you will receive a link to the event on Tuesday afternoon.
Please tell your friends, business partners and colleagues. All are welcome!
Let us know you’ll be joining us so we can let you in. Register here.
Minister Ng announces launch of Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, announced the launch of the Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program, or HASCAP. As first outlined in the 2020 Fall Economic Statement, HASCAP will provide financial support to businesses that have been hardest hit by the pandemic. Read more…