Canadian Nearshore Hubs: Nova Scotia

Canadian Nearshore Hubs: Nova Scotia

This IDC study focuses primarily on nearshoring, the delivery of IT services from North American regions, especially Canada. The document covers the capabilities and future prospects for Nova Scotia as a nearshore hub. The Nova Scotia nearshore centre is based in Halifax, which is where 70% of the IT workers in the province are employed.

"Nova Scotia has been able to succeed in building and maintaining a healthy ICT sector even at a time when the Canadian dollar was at par with the U.S. dollar," says Mark Schrutt, research vice president, IT Services and Enterprise Applications. Over the past two years, as the Canadian dollar has lost ground to U.S. currency, the attention and interest in Nova Scotia as a nearshore hub has only increased. With the 200+ IT firms active in the market, which creates opportunity for workers and drives innovation, and as a region that has a higher proportion of IT students in secondary institutions than any other province, Nova Scotia has the credentials to be on the outsourcing global stage.

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IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
Nearshoring Today
Future Outlook
Nova Scotia Profile
Labour Market Data
Role of ICT
Draws to Nova Scotia
Geography
Cost of Operations
Quality of Workforce
Low Turnover
Regulatory Environment
Government Incentives
Essential Guidance
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Synopsis
Table: Nova Scotia Labour Market Statistics
Table: Nova Scotia–Headquartered Employers by Size
Figure: Budget Allocation for various Sourcing Models
Figure: Benefits of Onshore, Nearshore, and Offshore
Figure: Nova Scotia GDP: Actual and Projected, 2012–2018
Figure: Nova Scotia Operating Costs Associated

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