Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
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Atlantic Shipbuilding Action Plan

The Atlantic Shipbuilding Action Plan (ASAP) is designed to help Atlantic Canadian businesses ready themselves to take advantage of opportunities related to the Government of Canada’s renewal of the country’s naval and coast guard fleets.

These procurements, which are being carried out under the Government of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, represent a historic opportunity for job creation and growth in Atlantic Canada.

Through this Action Plan, ACOA will work closely with all four Atlantic provinces, Atlantic businesses and industry associations, prime contractors, economic development organizations, and educational and research institutes to help businesses in the region understand the process and address areas such as innovation capacity, certification and workforce skills so that they are prepared to capitalize on these and other future opportunities.

View our detailed ASAP backgrounder and brochure for more information.


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