09/09/2014 10:48 EDT | Updated 11/09/2014 05:59 EST

New Brunswick tech firm expanding into Nova Scotia with payroll rebate

HALIFAX - A New Brunswick company offering technical training and support to international clients is expanding to Halifax.

Nova Scotia Business Inc. says it has signed a five-year payroll rebate agreement with Innovatia, which is headquartered in Saint John.

Under the agreement, Innovatia must create at least 15 full-time equivalent jobs in the first year.

It would then be eligible for a payroll rebate for up to 100 new positions.

Innovatia was created in 1999 and employs more than 500 people worldwide.