Nova Scotia and the World

Nova Scotia has always produced a large number of talented artists, writers, singers, and musicians but the last half century has seen a remarkable increase in talented individuals gaining recognition and popularity outside of the province and outside of Canada. International Pop vocalist Sarah MacLachlan, Indie Rock Artist Feist , Academy Award Nominee Ellen Page, Hollywood star Donald Sutherland, and hockey phenomenon Sidney Crosby are just some of the talented Nova Scotians known around the world.

Blockbuster movies are shot in Nova Scotia throughout the year. Our four distinct seasons provide a host of scenic backgrounds for film producers, and Nova Scotia towns are considered attractive shoot locations.

There is a reason for the success of the province’s industries. KPMG's Competitive Advantages report ranks Canada and Nova Scotia as one of the most competitive places in the world to do business. With its highly educated workforce, the province is home to leading IT companies and leads the way in the life sciences sector.