新斯科舍省Nova Scotia经济与投资概况

新斯科舍省–加拿大三大大西洋沿海省份(新不伦瑞克、爱德华王子岛、新斯科舍)之一,首府为哈利法克斯(Halifax)。

劳动力市场:
*全省有10所大学,13所社区学院。
*哈利法克斯人均占有教育设施比例为全北美最高。
*2012到2013年,有6065名国际学生进入新斯科舍省的大学学习,是加拿大国际学生数量第三多的省份,超过了安大略省,阿尔伯塔省和魁北克省。
*在哈利法克斯25岁以上的人口中,有三分之一拥有本科学历。

省级奖励:
*薪资退税
根据公司营业状况,符合条件的当地公司可以享受新斯科舍省的商业公司薪资退税计划。

*研发税收优惠
科学研究于实验发展(SR&ED)项目推广并支持有利于提高公司在国内外市场竞争力的特殊与高级技能。

*数字媒体税收优惠
加拿大唯一提供数字媒体税收优惠的省份,尤其有利于电子游戏和互动媒体企业。

*新斯科舍省无限责任公司Nova Scotia Unlimited Liability Companies (NSULC)
【这种形式的公司的特点:(1)股东对公司承担无限责任。无限责任公司的股东不是仅以出资额而是以其出资额和全部个人财产对公司债务负合责。当公司资产不足以清偿债权人债务时,股东要以其私人财产偿还债务,直至偿付完毕。(2)股东承担连带偿债责任。全体股东共同对公司债务负责,而且每个股东都承担着偿付公司全部债务的责任。公司债权人有向公司任一股东提出清偿债务的权利,直到债务全部清偿为止。(3)是典型的人合公司。无限责任公司的股东都是自然人。公司的组建主要是基于股东之是的信任关系,公司的信用取决于股东个人的信用。股东一般直接参与公司的经营管理。股权的转让必须征得全体股东同意。(4)公司应有两个以上股东。无限责任公司组织简单、商业保密性强、公司信用好,但股东承担的风险很大,公司规模也受到限制。英美法系国家认为无限责任公司仅仅是普通合伙的一种契约关系,因而不承认其为公司法人;大陆法系国家则一般将无限责任公司视为法人。这种公司在经济发达国家已不占重要地位。 】
目前这种制度在加拿大仅存在与新斯科舍省、阿尔伯塔省和BC省。

NS 产业优势:

  • 金融服务

  • 信息科技

  • 国防、安全和航空航天

  • 石油天然气

  • 制造业

  • 生命科学

  • 呼叫联络中心

  • 游戏与互动媒体

  • 海洋科技

  • 清洁科技

Nova Scotia: A Hotbed of Business Brilliance

Advantages

Nova Scotia is an ideal North American location for a variety of leading edge industries. By locating in Nova Scotia, you are making a decision to do business in a province committed to your success. You will be amazed at the unparalleled support you’ll receive from our team of business development specialists who are focused on helping grow your operations here.

  • According to KMPG’s Competitive Alternatives 2014 Report, Nova Scotia offers some of the lowest costs for facility leases, utilities and for salary and wages when compared to other North American and European jurisdictions.
  • Exporting made easy through CN’s intermodal cargo rail services and access to the deepest, ice-free port on the eastern seaboard, the Port of Halifax.
  • From Nova Scotia, you can do business with Western Europe and across North America on the same work day - saving you money and making it easier to do business.
  • R&D tax credits reach as high as 35%.
  • The Bay of Fundy moves over 160 billion tonnes of water every tide, which is more than all the freshwater rivers and streams in the world combined. This presents an opportunity for massive power generating potential.

Workforce

  • 10 universities and 13 community college campuses across the province
  • Halifax has the highest ratio of educational facilities to population in North America
  • In 2012/2013, 6,065 international students were attracted to Nova Scotian universities, boasting the third highest concentration of international students among the Canadian provinces with higher levels of concentration than Ontario, Alberta, and Quebec.
  • 1 in 3 people in Halifax over the age of 25 has a university degree.

Provincial Incentives

Payroll Rebate

  • NSBI’s payroll rebate is a performance-based incentive offered to eligible companies expanding in or locating to Nova Scotia.

R&D Tax Credits

  • The Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) program promotes and supports the development of unique and advanced skills, knowledge and technological capabilities that will enable your business to better compete in domestic and international markets.

Digital Media Tax Credit

  • Nova Scotia offers a digital media tax credit that rivals all others in Canada - making this the ideal place for video game development and interactive media.

Nova Scotia Unlimited Liability Companies (NSULC)

  • If you’re considering establishing or acquiring a business in Nova Scotia, an NSULC may suit your business requirements.

Sector Strengths

http://www.international.gc.ca/investors-investisseurs/cities-villes/atlantic-atlantique/nova_scotia-nouvelle_ecosse.aspx?lang=eng