Atlantic Growth Strategy

The drive to thrive - working together for Atlantic Canadian prosperity!

Ability, capacity and possibility all live in Atlantic Canada.

Atlantic Canada possesses competitive advantages that bring new opportunities to economic growth. The region is home to great ideas, great products, great innovators, and a great drive to succeed!

To that end, the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic Provinces are working together to build a vibrant economic future for Atlantic Canada by focussing their efforts and resources to stimulate the region's economy, support the middle class and address both longstanding and emerging regional challenges.

Here's how both levels of government will achieve this goal.

A new all-inclusive, pan-Atlantic, whole-of-government approach - the Atlantic Growth Strategy - will harness the region's assets to strategically:

Together, the federal and provincials governments are playing the long game - sustainable prosperity in Atlantic Canada for generations to come.

Five action areas + one team effort = #AtlanticGrowth!

Atlantic Canada's natural collaborative spirit helps define who Atlantic Canadians are. The Government of Canada and the four Atlantic Provinces share a common vision to undertake cooperative actions that will bring stable and long-term economic prosperity in Atlantic Canada. Now, more than ever, it's time to take action by focusing on five areas aimed at stimulating economic growth in the region:

Skilled workforce/immigration

Skilled workforce/immigration

To enhance the region's capacity to develop, deploy and retain a skilled workforce by addressing persistent and emerging labour market needs and making Atlantic Canada a destination of choice for immigrants, while also supporting labour market participation for unemployed and underemployed Canadians, including under-represented groups such as Indigenous peoples, older workers, and persons with disabilities.

Innovation

Innovation

To foster greater business innovation by supporting the scaling up of small firms, technology transfer, the commercialization of research, and the generation of new breakthrough ideas in areas such as bioscience, aquaculture, ocean technology and renewable energy, while also spurring value-added opportunities in established industries like the fisheries, agriculture and forestry which are the foundation of Atlantic Canada's economy.

Clean growth and climate change

Clean growth and climate change

To stimulate economic growth, create clean jobs, and drive innovation in the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Trade and investment

Trade and investment

To expand business activities between Atlantic Canada and international markets, and strategically market the region as a whole by displaying the best Atlantic Canada has to offer the world to attract new investments and grow tourism.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

To invest in regionally significant infrastructure projects that support long-term growth in Atlantic Canada and position the region to capitalize on global trade opportunities by attracting investment and enhancing productivity.

Leadership Committee

The Leadership Committee will work together to advance inclusive growth in Atlantic Canada through enhanced federal and provincial collaboration! Meet the team of Federal Ministers and Provincial Premiers who will be leading the effort to build a vibrant economic future for Atlantic Canada.

The Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains
The Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

The Honourable Dwight Ball
The Honourable Dwight Ball

Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Honourable Scott Brison
The Honourable Scott Brison

President of the Treasury Board

The Honourable Judy M. Foote
The Honourable Judy M. Foote

Minister of Public Services and Procurement

The Honourable Brian Gallant
The Honourable Brian Gallant

Premier of New Brunswick

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc
The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc

Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay
The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food

The Honourable Wade MacLauchlan
The Honourable Wade MacLauchlan

Premier of Prince Edward Island

The Honourable Stephen McNeil
The Honourable Stephen McNeil

Premier of Nova Scotia

Read the Terms of Reference of the Leadership Committee.

View the Atlantic Growth Strategy Action Plan.

What we are doing?

News Release: Atlantic Salmon Recovery Program Gains Government Support 
[2016-11-05]

News Release: UPEI Increases International Student Attraction Efforts 
[2016-11-03]

News Release: Helping International Students Avoid a Farewell to Nova Scotia 
[2016-10-15]

News Release: Canada and Prince Edward Island Invest in Infrastructure and Programming at Holland College 
[2016-10-14]

News Release: Halifax Firm Pairs Smart Technology with Napa Wine Country 
[2016-10-13]

News Release: Federal, Provincial, and Municipal Governments Support Unique Business Matching Program for Immigrants 
[2016-10-11]

News Release: Atlantic Economuseum Corporation Working with Local Artisans to Advance Tourism Industry 
[2016-10-07]

News Release: Seeking an investor for a clean technology project? 
[2016-10-06]

News Release: Government of Canada invests in infrastructure at Dalhousie University 
[2016-09-30]

News Release: Canada and P.E.I. invest in post-secondary infrastructure 
[2016-09-30]

News Release: Cooke Aquaculture to Develop New Process to Battle Sea Lice 
[2016-09-16]

News Release: Island Company Developing Next Generation Arctic Power System 
[2016-09-15]

News Release: Canada and New Brunswick invest in infrastructure at Mount Allison University 
[2016-09-15]

News Release: Canada and Nova Scotia invest in infrastructure at Acadia University 
[2016-09-14]

News Release: Federal and Provincial Governments Invest more than $6.6M for Research, Innovation, Applied Science, and Education 
[2016-09-14]

News Release: Investing in Liquid Biopsy for Cancer Detection 
[2016-09-14]

News Release: Researchers Seek New Drug Treatments for Rare Diseases 
[2016-09-13]

News Release: Corruven Canada Inc. Receives Federal Funds to Research and Design Green Technology 
[2016-09-12]

News Release: Canada and New Brunswick invest in infrastructure at the University of New Brunswick 
[2016-09-06]

News Release: Government of Canada invests in post-secondary infrastructure in Newfoundland and Labrador 
[2016-09-06]

News Release: Canada and Nova Scotia invest in infrastructure at Nova Scotia Community College 
[2016-09-01]

News Release: Canada and New Brunswick invest in infrastructure at Université de Moncton 
[2016-08-17]

News Release: The Prime Minister of Canada and the Premier of Nova Scotia reach agreement under new federal infrastructure funding programs  [2016-08-16]

News Release: Minister McKenna wraps up visit to Nova Scotia [2016-08-10]

News Release: Canada's Minister of the Environment to visit Atlantic Canada to meet with four Provincial Counterparts [2016-08-07]

News Release: Government of Canada Investing in Innovation at Cape Breton University [2016-07-28]

News Release: Government Of Canada Investing in Innovation at QRA Corp [2016-07-26]

News Release: Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador take action to help newcomers get jobs in their fields [2016-07-22]

News Release: Government Funding to Help Strengthen and Broaden Cargo Services at Port Saint John [2016-07-12]

News Release: Government of Canada Invests in the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University [2016-07-06]

News Release: Government of Canada Investing in Innovative Projects in Atlantic Canada [2016-07-05]

Videos: Federal Ministers and Atlantic Premiers announce the launch of the Atlantic Growth Strategy [2016-07-04]

Photo Album: Atlantic Growth Strategy [2016-07-04]

Infographic: Atlantic Growth Strategy [2016-07-04]

News Release: Building a vibrant economic future for Atlantic Canada [2016-07-04]

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