Join the team making real growth happen.

Perennia Food and Agriculture Corporation is Nova Scotia’s development agency focusing on the food sector. Our mission is to support success, transformation and economic development in Nova Scotia’s agriculture, seafood, cannabis, and food and beverage sectors. That means our team of bright, engaged specialists are always learning, always evolving, and always ready to take on a new challenge. So, what are you waiting for? Come grow with us.


Perennia is always looking for talented folks. If you are interested in sharing your resume for openings that might become available, please send it to

Summer Research Assistant with Atlantic Tech Transfer Team for Apiculture (ATTTA)

Our highly skilled and collaborative team focuses on superior customer service, proactive solutions and innovative approaches to meet client needs. To assist in this effort, we are seeking a full-time Summer Research Assistant for our Atlantic Tech Transfer Team for Apiculture. ATTTA is a research and extension-based program that works to build sector capacity, growth and competitiveness of the beekeeping and pollination industry for the Atlantic region.

Climate Change Specialist

This is an initial 15-month term with Perennia with the option to extend. As the Climate Change Specialist, you will be responsible for working under the Manager of Horticulture but with all the company’s agriculture specialists to support and lead knowledge and technology transfer activities related to moving Nova Scotia’s agriculture sectors toward enhanced resilience when faced with our changing climate and impacts.

What’s working at Perennia like?
Follow #PerenniADayInTheLife to find out.

Perennia specialists Michelle Cortens and Hugh Lyu were in Gatineau, Quebec this week, representing growers of horticulture crops in Nova Scotia. They participated in the 2024 Canadian Pest Management Priority Setting Workshops on March 19 and 20. The workshops help to identify solutions for pest problems and is an incredible opportunity to collaborate with other provinces.


Tree Fruit Specialist Michelle Cortens is across the continent attending the annual @ifruittree conference and tours in Yakima, Washington State!

With days worth of sessions on technology, climate adaptation, soil and nutrient management, precision crop load management, and labour, she is sure to learn valuable information for our local industry. Michelle is also a member of the international research committee.


Field Crops Specialist Caitlin Congdon, Berry Specialist Sonny Murray and Agricultural Research Technician Lindsay Scott were out filming new videos on cover crops. Can you say dream team?! 🌻 Keep an eye out for new resources coming soon!

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