As the business development agency for Nova Scotia, partnerships are key to achieving goals such as inclusive economic growth. This includes clients and partners at home and beyond in high potential industry clusters – such as the ocean sector. For the Ocean Allies project, NSBI’s role was to compile statistics on the participation of underrepresented groups in the ocean sector’s labour force. The resulting report provides a high-level analysis of labour force statistics for women, Aboriginal/Indigenous Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, Immigrants and Visible Minorities. It focuses primarily on Nova Scotia; however, broader geographic information was included where possible. Its purpose was to provide an overview of what labour force statistics currently exist in order to identify gaps and areas for further research.