Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is a Canadian federal government department that is headquartered in the Atlantic Region.

ACOA’s goal is to enhance the economy of Atlantic Canadian communities through the successful development of business and job opportunities.

The Agency works to create opportunities for economic growth in Atlantic Canada by helping businesses become more innovative, productive and competitive; by working closely with communities to develop and diversify local economies; and by championing the strengths of Atlantic Canada.

Through the Atlantic Growth Strategy, ACOA is working in close collaboration with other federal departments and the four Atlantic Provinces to build a vibrant economy for Atlantic Canadians now and for generations to come.

With this strategy’s focus on innovation, trade and investment, climate change and clean technology, infrastructure and skilled workforce/immigration, ACOA and its partners are helping to lay a foundation for the long-term prosperity of Atlantic Canada.