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Live the life you are working for... Bridgewater brings your future forward.

Bridgewater is a town that welcomes people from all parts of the world. It is true Bridgewater is growing in leaps and bounds and with this comes a truly symbiotic relationship between newcomers to the area and the community which embraces them.

If you are looking for a peaceful existence in an accessible and beautiful community where your business ideas and work ethic will be welcomed and encouraged, where innovation and investment is given the space to grow and where your hours at work will be rewarded with a greater life, then Bridgewater is for you.

If you are looking for a town where your children can grow up in a safe and well-schooled environment with access to a wealth of extracurricular activities to build friendships and confidence and where you can grow old with the reassurance of good attainable healthcare, then Bridgewater is for you.

If you are looking to own your home and maybe even a cottage on a lake and experience the delights of four robust seasons where the climate allows for outdoor sport and recreation all year round and where the tides keep the time, then Bridgewater is for you.

For newcomers relocating from abroad, the South Shore has an ISIS Rural Settlement Counsellor, based in Bridgewater, to assist you in starting a new life here and connecting with the community. There are a variety of free services offered through Immigrant Settlement and Integration Services (ISIS) that create opportunities for newcomers to fully participate in Nova Scotia living.

For new residents relocating to establish or develop a business in Bridgewater, the Bridgewater Development Association welcomes a conversation with you about your business ideas, sourcing property, building or incubation space. We understand the complexities of site selection and attracting skilled work force. Please contact us with your questions and we will be sure to introduce you to everyone you need to know!