Government, Research & Industry Partners

Cape Breton industries continue to be supported by all levels of government, research institutions and industry partners. This supportive and dynamic environment rounds out the business case, making Cape Breton Island a sound choice for global minded companies.

Government Partners - Federal

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

Industrial Research Assistance Program

Business Development Bank of Canada


Government Partners - Provincial

Nova Scotia Business Inc.

Economic and Rural Development and Tourism


Nova Scotia Department of Energy

Nova Scotia Department of Environment

Employment Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Co-Operative Council


Government Partners - Municipalities and Towns

Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Municipality of the County of Inverness

Municipality of the County of Richmond

Municipality of the County of Victoria

Town of Port Hawkesbury

Town of Mulgrave


Government Partners - First Nations Communities

Membertou First Nation

Eskasoni First Nation

Potlotek First Nation

Wagmatcook First Nation

Waycobah First Nation

Mi'kmaw Economic Benefits Office


Research Partners

Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment

Université de Sainte Anne

Eskasoni Fish & Wildlife Commission (EFWC)

Bras d’Or Institute


Industry Partners - Transportation

Ports of Sydney

Strait of Canso Superport

Melford Terminals

Marine Atlantic

JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport

Central Nova Scotia Railway


Industry Partners - Regional Development

Conseil Développment Économique de la Nouvelle Écosse

Business Cape Breton


Industry Partners - Business Organizations

Cape Breton Partnership

Strait Area Chamber of Commerce

Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce

Mi'kmaw Economic Benefits Office


Industry Partners - Sector Organizations

Destination Cape Breton

Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design

Bio Nova

Digital Nova Scotia

Maritime Energy Association


Industry Partners - Educational Institutions

Cape Breton University

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Marconi Campus

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Strait Area Campus

University Saint-Anne – Petit de Grat Campus

University Saint Anne – Saint Joseph du Moine Campus

Canadian Coast Guard College

Maritime Environmental Training Institute (METI)

Maritime Drilling Schools Ltd.

McKenzie College

New Dawn College

Safety Check

Cape Breton Business College

Island Career Academy

Gaelic College


Industry Partners - Community Business Development Corporations (CBDCs)

Coastal Business CBDC – Sydney

CBDC Northside Victoria

inRich CBDC


Industry Partners - Real Estate

Harbourside Industrial Park

Sydport Industrial Park

Port Hawkesbury Business Park

Port Hawkesbury/Richmond County Joint Industrial Park

Port Hawkesbury Business Mall

Point Tupper/Bear Head Industrial Park

Richmond County Industrial Park

The Melford Industrial Reserve

The Mulgrave Marine Industrial Park

Multiple Listing Service

Property Guys