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Advanced Digital and Professional Training (ADaPT) is a skills development and work placement program that bridges the employment gap for final semester students and recent grads (having graduated three years ago or less). ADaPT provides training in digital literacy, communications, research, business financials, career skills, and more, and helps new grads compete for paid work placements.

ADaPT Atlantic is a joint collaboration between Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute and Saint Mary’s University.

Study and Stay Entrepreneurship Program

Study and Stay Entrepreneurship Program is a partnership between EduNova Cooperative Ltd., and Post-Secondary Institutions from across Nova Scotia. The program supports international student entrepreneurs in Nova Scotia through networking, skill development, and resource sharing, to further the success of our growing economy.

Stay, work, and live in Nova Scotia!

Entrepreneurial Mindset Certificate: For Persons Living with a Self-Identified Disability

Helping the work force adopt an Entrepreneurial Mindset to better prepare for a changing job market.

The Certificate takes a customized approach to providing relevant skills training and exposure to entrepreneurship, with the goal of helping individuals feel prepared to reenter a new and changed job market, return to work, or start their own business.

RBC Talent Hub

Through co-operative education and internship placements, training, Entrepreneurial Mindset Success Certificate, and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence program, the RBC Talent Hub is an answer to our students’ requests for additional hands-on learning opportunities. The skills developed through this program aim to give students a leg up in the job hunt and help them to excel in the workplace post-graduation.

The Spark Zone Ignition Program

The Ignition program is a 10-week program that provides students with access to training, resources, entrepreneurial ecosystems, and opportunities to engage with mentors already in the industry. This includes:

  • Mentorship
  • Roundtables
  • Seminars &. Workshops
  • $20 per session attended
  • Creating connections
  • Building business ideas


Digitization Program

SMUEC has partnered with Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) to modernize digital assets for cutting edge Atlantic Canadian companies to help the region thrive in a virtual ecosystem.

ACOA’s support means we can offer projects subsidized at 75% of the total project cost up to a maximum project value of $5,000 for companies operating in certain sectors. Some restrictions apply so please contact us to learn more

For 25 years, we’ve been fostering creativity, innovation, and disruption

The  Saint Mary’s University Entrepreneurship Centre (SMUEC) is a leading provider of university-based business support services in Atlantic Canada. Over the past 25 years, the SMUEC has worked to enhance our community’s prosperity by helping business and student leaders reach their entrepreneurial potential.

Recognized regionally, nationally and globally for our programming, the SMUEC supports leaders through consulting, training, promoting entrepreneurship and cultivating community connections.

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