Essential Business Contacts

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Looking to take your business opportunity to the next level? Here are some essential contacts.

Acadia First Nations
Acadia First Nation strives for self-sufficiency, community, and social development committed to creating and enhancing valuable business relationships with the local, regional, national and international business community.
www.acadiafirstnation.ca
Contact: Chief Deborah Robinson
Phone: (902) 742-0257

Access Nova Scotia
Public Enquiries responds to requests for information on provincial government programs and initiatives. The department operates a province wide, toll free telephone and email enquiry service and maintains a comprehensive database of information.
www.novascotia.ca/snsmr/access
Phone: 1 (800) 670-4357

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency works to create opportunities for economic growth in Atlantic Canada by helping businesses become more competitive, innovative and productive, by working with diverse communities to develop and diversify local economies, and by championing the strengths of Atlantic Canada.
www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca (Yarmouth)
Contact: Mike Comeau
Phone: 1 (800) 565-1228 (Yarmouth)

Business Development Bank of Canada
Canada’s business development bank and the only financial institution dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs.
www.bdc.ca (Yarmouth)
Contact: Donald Crowell
Phone: 1-888-463-6232

Canada Border Services
The Agency is responsible for providing integrated border services that support national security and public safety priorities and facilitate the free flow of persons and goods, including animals and plants, that meet all requirements under the program legislation.
www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca (Yarmouth Ferry Terminal)

Career Resource Centre
We’re here to offer career support, whether you’re just beginning to explore your options, are a current student, or are looking to help a friend or family member make career decisions.
www.nscc.ca (Burridge)
Phone: (902) 742-0784

Community Business Development Corporation
The CBDC does community lending, or “character lending” and we help people who may not be able to get financing from traditional lending institutions.
www.cbdc.ca (Yarmouth)
Contact: Chris Atwood
Phone: (902) 742-5364

Canada Food Inspection Agency
The CFIA, in collaboration and partnership with industry, consumers, and federal, provincial and municipal organizations, continues to work towards protecting Canadians from preventable health risks related to food and zoonotic diseases.
www.inspection.gc.ca (Yarmouth)
Phone: (902) 742-6840

Canada Post Corporation
Canada Post is committed to providing innovative physical and electronic delivery solutions that create value for our customers, employees and all Canadians.
www.canadapost.ca (Yarmouth)
Phone: (902) 742-4221

Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse
Services à l'emploi / Employment Services
Le personnel du CDÉNÉ offre des services aux entreprises, organismes à but non lucratif, entrepreneurs, chercheurs d’emploi, immigrants économiques et collectivités acadiennes et francophones pour assurer leur réussite économique. Communiquez avec un membre de notre équipe aujourd’hui pour accéder à nos services ou rendez-vous à un de nos bureaux situés dans les régions acadiennes et francophones de la province
www.cdene.ns.ca
Phone: (902) 648-0573

Government of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia is creating one of the most competitive and business-friendly environments in Canada. We’re clearing the way for sustainable private sector growth to make this province a more attractive place to do business and encourage entrepreneurship.
http://novascotia.ca/

Nova Scotia Community College
NSCC makes things happen. We're growing the economy of Nova Scotia, we're producing highly skilled workers, and we're building communities. We are Nova Scotia's college.
www.nscc.ca (Burridge)
Contact: Mary Thompson
Phone: (902) 742-3501

Service Canada
Service Canada provides Canadians with a single point of access to a wide range of government services and benefits. We are committed to improving services for Canadians by working with partners to provide access to the full range of government services and benefits that Canadians want and need through the Internet, by telephone, in person or by mail.
www.servicecanada.gc.ca
Phone: 1-800-926-9105

West Nova Inclusive Employment Society
Southwest Employment Services is now a Nova Scotia Works Employment Services Centre. We help Nova Scotia’s employers with recruitment, planning and HR support and we help people with career planning, job searching and on-the-job development. Our employees help clients navigate a range of programs and services that will aid their success.
www.wnies.com
Phone: 1-866-868-9673

Western Regional Enterprise Network
The Western Regional Enterprise Network (Western REN) is a partnership between the Province and the Municipalities and Towns of Yarmouth and Digby Counties. Our purpose is to guide and navigate regional economic development while supporting business growth in communities.
www.westernren.ca
Contact: Angelique Leblanc
Phone: (902) 740-5099

Yarmouth and Area Chamber of Commerce
The Yarmouth and Area Chamber of Commerce not only advocates for businesses on local issues, but also represents our members on provincial and federal concerns through our representation with the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
www.yarmouthchamberofcommerce.com
Contact: Matthew Trask
Phone: (902) 742-3074

Yarmouth and Acadian Shores Tourism
We’re a non-profit organization that promotes tourism activities within the Yarmouth & Acadian Shores region of Nova Scotia. That means we aim to lead tourism development through product development and marketing. Basically, we love where we’re from.
www.yarmouthandacadianshores.com
Contact: Neil MacKenzie
Phone: (902) 742-8677

Yarmouth County Learning Network
The Yarmouth County Learning Network primarily serves adults in need of literacy services by offering free upgrading programs that are tailored to the needs, goals and learning styles of each individual student.
www.yarmouthcountylearningnetwork.org
Contact: Juanita Bruneau
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Phone: (902) 742-8151

Yarmouth & Shelburne Black Employment Resource Centre
Employment services for the African Canadian Communities of Yarmouth, Shelburne and the District of Clare.
Contact: Randy Fells
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Phone: (902) 742-5388

Yarmouth Employment Nova Scotia Centre
Help Nova Scotians meet their full employment potential.
Help employers find the employees they need to prosper.
Help communities play an active role in developing well-balanced local labour markets.
www.novascotia.ca/employmentnovascotia

Town of Yarmouth Community Economic Profile

pdf Town of Yarmouth Fast Facts (327 KB)

pdf Town of Yarmouth Community Assets Map (2.84 MB)

pdf Progress on the Edge of Everywhere (2015) (1.61 MB)

pdf Developable Land Guide (260.48 MB)

Town of Yarmouth

 This is an exciting time for the Town of Yarmouth. By working together, we can meet today’s challenges and build a better future.”

Pam Mood

Contacts

Town of Yarmouth
400 Main Street
Yarmouth, B5A 1G2

  (902) 742-2521
  (902) 742-6244

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