Company Honours

Icons of Excellence

Acadian Seaplants Limited and its employees have been honoured and recognized by government and industry organizations in several operational areas including innovation, exporting, management, safety, business ethics and the environment as well as community service.


2016 Nova Scotia Business of the Year, Halifax Chamber of Commerce Business Awards



2015 – 2002 One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

2015 Nova Scotia Exporter of the Year, Nova Scotia Business Inc.

2015 Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame, Junior Achievement



2014 Good News Story of the Year Award, BioNova, Nova Scotia’s Biotechnology and life Sciences Association

2014 Export Achievement Award, Digby and Area Board of Trade



2012 Nova Scotia Mainstay Safety Awards, the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education and Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia
2012 Atlantic Business Ethics Awards, the Better Business Bureau of the Atlantic Provinces

2012 New Brunswick Export Achievement Awards
, New Brunswick Department of Economic Development and the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters NB Chapter

2012 Halifax Business Awards
, The Halifax Chamber of Commerce


 20201120112011 Spirit of Halifax Award - Ambassador Program, Destination Halifax

Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year National Citation for Eco and Social Excellence, Ernst & Young

Atlantic Canada Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Health Sciences, Ernst & Young

2011 - 2002 Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies, Deloitte and Touche, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Queens School of Business and the Financial Post



 Prix Honorifique Pour Succes Entrepreneurial, Le Conseil de developpement economique de la Nouvelle-Ecosse (CDENE)

International Marketer of the Year Award, North American Agricultural Marketing Officials (NAAMO)


Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor's Persons with Disabilities Partnership Award, Collaborative Partnership Network

Canadian Innovation Leader, National Research Council (NRC-Canada) - Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)


Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada - Synergy Award for Innovation


Dalhousie University Eco-efficiency Award for Environmental Excellence 

Nova Scotia Export Achievement Award - Growth Through New Markets, Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI)


Canadian Aquaculture Award for Lifetime Achievement, Canadian Aquaculture Association


Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters - Canadian Innovation Award for Technology


Canada Export Award, Foreign Affairs and International Trade - Canadian Federal Government

National Entrepreneur of the Year Institute - National Citation for Technology & Innovation

Atlantic Canada Entrepreneur of the Year Award for High-Technology


Nova Scotia Environmental Award for Industry, Nova Scotia Environmental Assessment Board - currently Nova Scotia Department of Environment - Nova Scotia Provincial Government

Nova Scotia Export Award, Nova Scotia Economic Renewal Agency - currently Nova Scotia Department of Economic and Rural Development - Nova Scotia Provincial Government


Atlantic Canada Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Economic Impact