Due to the effects of COVID-19, the Cape Breton Partnership has put together a list of helpful resources.

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Business Navigators

Our Business Navigators can give you personalized and timely help with regulation and requirements, including registration, permit and licences. They can help free up your time so you can focus on your job: building a successful business. Nova Scotia’s business navigators help business owners with business needs such as:

Registering a business
Determining what permits and licenses are required to operate a business
Understanding applicable inspection requirements
Finding resources to assist with financing, taxes, staffing and other needs


1-844-628-7347 (1-844-NAV-REGS)

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Canadian Food and Inspection Agency



Pre-market Application Submissions Office

The Pre-market Application Submissions Office (PASO) delivers and coordinates the services and activities related to reviewing and processing applications for products requiring a Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) pre-market approval. PASO is the first point of contact for questions regarding the status of a previously submitted application, or administrative guidance to complete a new application package for any of the following: Fertilizers and supplements Plant Breeders’ Rights Plants with novel traits Livestock feeds Crop varieties subject to registration Veterinary biologic



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Strawberry Aphid Monitoring

Perennia provides aphid monitoring and virus testing in the strawberry sector province-wide in collaboration with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Horticulture Nova Scotia. This has been undertaken since 2013 in the wake of 2012’s significant crop losses due to viruses carried by aphids.


Matthew Peill

(902) 678-7722