• Welcome to the team, Hannah! August 8, 2019

    At Digital Nova Scotia we have so many fantastic programs on the go, and in order to ensure they all succeed, we need fantastic people working behind the scenes – that’s why we’d like to welcome our new Project Coordinator, Hannah Edgar to the team. Planning, leading and driving projects, Hannah will be working across Nova Scotia, so if you see her at an upcoming event – be sure to say hello! 

    Hannah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Saint Vincent University, where she graduated in 2015 with a Major in Communications and a Minor in Business Administration. During her time at the Mount, Hannah joined the recruitment team, welcoming prospective and new students onto campus – it was there that she found her knack for relationship-building, which she now brings to Digital Nova Scotia. Once she finished her degree, Hannah followed her passion for traveling and spent several years abroad living and working in both Australia and New Zealand. 

  • Export Mission July 29, 2019

    Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is pleased to invite Canadian exporters to participate in the Connectivity Solutions Trade Mission to Mexico to take place November 4 to 8, 2019.

    The Trade Mission involves a 3 to 5 day matchmaking agenda in Mexico City, Guadalajara and/or Monterrey, according to Canadian clients’ business priorities. This Trade Mission will appeal to Canadian telecommunications and internet-of-things (IoT) companies interested in starting or expanding business activities in Mexico, and will be of interest to firms seeking business with value-added resellers, distributors, integrators and end users of connectivity solutions. Participating Canadian companies will benefit from a customized matchmaking meeting schedule.

  • Cybersecurity Consulting Offer for DNS Members! July 25, 2019

    Are you developing cybersecurity policies, looking to implement best practices, or in need of a security assessment?  Digital Nova Scotia is now offering a unique opportunity for you to access one-on-one cybersecurity consulting with Network Test Labs (NTL)!

    Receive 3-hours of consulting with NTL for just $175! Valued at over $650, you can maximize your consulting time to tackle any of your cybersecurity issues and needs, at a time and place that suits you (and we’ll even cover some refreshments).

  • We’re hiring! July 4, 2019

    Title:  Project Coordinator
    Employment Type:
    Contract (12-month term with possible extension)
    Reports to: Project Manager
    Location: Suite 800, 1701 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS

    We’re seeking a detail-oriented and forward-thinking Project Coordinator with exceptional organizational skills and a passion for preparing our province’s population for opportunities in and with tech. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for planning and executing projects, as well as communicating with internal and external stakeholders. If you like a fast-paced work environment that is creative, challenging, and collaborative, with phenomenal projects, then Digital Nova Scotia may be the ideal fit for you.

  • Digital Nova Scotia in Partnership with Bluedrop Receives $2.5 Million To Launch Skills for Hire Program July 3, 2019

    Digital Nova Scotia and Bluedrop Performance Learning through its subsidiary Bluedrop Learning Networks Inc. officially announce the launch of their joint “Skills for Hire” program. Dedicated to understanding and addressing the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector skills gap, the project will develop an online blended ICT skills program and carve out career pathways for recent graduates, incumbent workers, as well as unemployed and under-served populations. Spanning the province of Nova Scotia and expanding into Newfoundland and Labrador, the project has received $2,496,082 in federal funding from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to deliver the project over three years.

    Digital Nova Scotia brings a long-standing history of deep connections and relationships within the ICT and digital technology industries, community organizations, government, post-secondary institutions and over 130 member companies both locally and nationally. Bluedrop, is an innovator in both the development of workplace e-learning and simulation as well as the way large organizations deliver, track and manage training.

  • Laura, welcome to Digital Nova Scotia! June 17, 2019

    Digital Nova Scotia is thrilled to welcome Laura Dowd to our team for the summer. A web development student from NSCC, Laura will be working with us to improve the functionality of our website (yay!). 
    We asked Laura a few quick questions so that we could all get to know her a little better: 

    Laura, can you tell us about yourself?
    I am a student in web development looking forward to graduating in May 2020. I am always busy with “something” whether that something is drawing, writing, coding, or anything that I deem exciting I am on it.

    When we met you in your interview, you told us you were proud of the career you’ve chosen – what excites you most about a career in tech?
    Making the web a better place! I want to build websites that don’t just look beautiful but work beautifully. I am also excited to work with others who are passionate. When I first entered my school program, and then the workplace it made me feel like “I found my people” those with similar passions, interests, and goals.

  • Three Award Winners Recognized at Digital Nova Scotia’s 4th Digital Diversity Awards June 3, 2019
    Digital Diversity Awards 2019

    HALIFAX, June 3, 2019 – Tonight, more than 140 people gathered to celebrate innovation, diversity champions and female leaders in tech.

    Hosted in partnership with the Centre for Women in Business at Volta on June 3rd, the Digital Nova ScotiaDigital Diversity Awards highlight, recognize and profile female leaders and diversity champions in Nova Scotia’s ICT and digital tech community. By providing a stage to recognize and acknowledge change makers, these awards aim to inspire the current and future workforce.

    A selection committee comprised of industry members reviewed and assessed nominations, and Digital Diversity Awards were presented to winners in the following categories:

  • Registration for the Fall 2019 cohort of the Trade Commissioner Service’s Canadian Technology Accelerators (CTA) is now open May 30, 2019

    Located in America’s most prominent technology hubs –including Boston, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area– the CTAs provide participating companies with high-value services and customized programming focused on improving their international business strategies, maximizing their market potential, identifying competitors, and connecting them with global clients, partners and investors.

    Join our webinars on Wednesday, June 5 to hear more about specific market opportunities and the high-value services available to help give Canadian companies the foothold they need to succeed in key markets abroad. The CTA program’s eligibility criteria, application process, and expectations will also be outlined.

    The upcoming Fall 2019 cohort also includes four new CTA locations in key Asian markets: Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, and Taipei.

    Webinar Schedule:

    · US Program: Wednesday, June 5 @ 2:00pm AST

    · Asia Program: Wednesday, June 5 @ 8:00pm AST

    Register to the CTA webinar(s) (US & Asia) and learn more here.

    Those of you that are interested in the CTA program but who are unable to tune-in on June 5 are still encouraged to sign-up using the link above as the presentation and a high-level overview will be sent to all those that have registered.

    Fall 2019 CTA Application Deadline: June 21.

    Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

  • Welcome to Digital Nova Scotia, Brianna! May 27, 2019

    As a membership and industry-driven organization, listening to and engaging with our community is a priority – which is why we are thrilled to welcome our new Member Engagement Coordinator, Brianna!

    Helping us shine a light on our industry, Brianna is a bright individual with extensive experience and passion for building relationships. Ready to jump right in, Brianna is organized, goal oriented and adaptable with a Bachelor of Public Relations and love for our growing industry!

    We asked Brianna a few quick questions so that we could all get to know her a little better: 

    Brianna, can you tell us about yourself?
    I am originally from Cape Breton (Glace Bay), and I moved to Halifax in 2007 to study Public Relations at Mount Saint Vincent University. During university, I completed co-op terms with Transport Canada, Nova Scotia Environment and The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. After I graduated, I worked as the Senior Development Coordinator at the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Atlantic Division for six years.

  • FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY & Innovation Conference: Hollywood, Florida May 27, 2019

    The Consulate General of Canada in Miami would like to invite Canadian technology companies to the 19th Financial Technology & Innovation CL@B Conference, September 4-6, 2019.

    If you would like access to hundreds of International Banks and Financial Services Firms in the South Florida area, and their U.S., Latin American and Caribbean partners, then this is the place to be. The conference will focus on: FinTech & Digital Transformation, Payment Channels, Cyber Security, Big Data, Legal & Regulatory, Blockchain, and Financial Inclusion.