ACOA helps Mariner Partners scale-up and improve operations

From: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

As the world continues to deal with the impact of COVID-19, New Brunswick companies are adapting operations and seeking new opportunities to stay on the cutting edge and spur growth. That is why the Government of Canada is investing in Mariner Partners Inc. (Mariner) to help them adopt digital technology to scale-up and improve operations.

Software will support Mariner’s growth plan

Today, Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John-Rothesay, announced a non-repayable contribution of $100,000 to Mariner to support the implementation of a Professional Services Automation (PSA) software suite.

The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.

This investment will help support Mariner growth plan over the next three years by increasing sales through improved operations.

Today’s announcement further demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to help businesses who are innovating and seeking new opportunities to adapt and grow.


“Helping businesses grow and innovate so they can develop their capacities with digital technologies and create good‑quality jobs is at the heart of our priorities. We are here for businesses as they find opportunities to expand and stay resilient for the future, creating jobs and supporting the local economy.”

– The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA

“Mariner is a leading technology company and a home grown success story for Saint John and this province. I’m pleased that the Government of Canada, through ACOA, is making investments in companies like this to help improve their business strategy, service delivery, and bring continued success.”

– Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John – Rothesay

“Mariner is rapidly scaling up our consulting services. Our investment in professional services automation software is key to improving our competitivenes and growing our business. We see many benefits that will scale up our business.”

– Paul Eisner, President Mariner Innovations

Quick facts

  • Founded in 2003, Mariner has a team of over 200 employees. The company provides core IT and strategic advisory services.

  • The Professional Services Automation (PSA) software suite combines several technical functions into one that improves operational efficiencies and activities.

  • Funding for this project is provided through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI) program, which supports projects that promote sustainable community economic development, enhance business development and growth, and facilitate innovation.

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