IT Essentials is an experienced and dependable leader of managed technology services.

IT Essentials is a Managed Service Provider (MSP) based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

We have been providing technology management solutions for companies with a business-critical dependence on technology for the past 20+ years.

You get the best of both worlds with IT Essentials: technology expertise from seasoned engineers and objective assessments and strategic direction from business consultants. Our services platform helps companies just like yours rest easy and have confidence that their technology is reliable and secure.

Guiding Principles

IT Essentials Vision and Mission form the cornerstones of our company. These statements set the tone for the way the company operates.

Our Vision – Definition of future success

To be the preferred Trusted Strategic Information Technology Partner.

Our Mission – Purpose and path to realize the vision

To deliver the innovation our customers need to stay ahead, to evolve and become radically more efficient.

Our Values – A system of shared beliefs that are at the heart of everything we do.

Trust: We act in partnership with our clients and develop lasting relationships.

Integrity: We do what we say we will do. We own a collective responsibility towards customers, colleagues & our community.

Innovation: We are intuitive, curious, inventive, practical and bold, which allows us to create new ideas for our customers and our business. New thinking and new ideas are encouraged and nurtured.

Excellence: We always seek to improve and innovate. We are here to delight our clients and candidates in everything we do.

Growth: We continually invest in our relationship to build greater depth, value, and return for our clients.

We promise to give you exactly what you deserve: People you can trust. Solutions you can count on.

Any technology company can claim to provide you with IT support, but you need more than that – you need a partner that can align you business strategy with the right solutions for your business.

Our talented team of certified professionals are patient, friendly and dependable. We work with you to develop smart, sound processes to save you time and frustration. Together, there is no technology issue we can’t solve.

Our service platform is built using common frameworks and proven processes used to align the right solutions with your business.


Project Management
Enterprise Architecture
Service Management


Having worked closely with Paul at both the TSX and IBM I can say with confidence that his technical knowledge is 1st class, his ability to quickly get up to speed on new technologies is impressive and his passion for technology is top-notch!

Brett, IBM / TSX

Paul managed an outsourced project for a large financial services firm. His style was decisive and action-oriented. Most importantly, he demonstrated the ability to grow his area through his team’s consistently solid performance and the strong relationships he built with his client managers and sponsors.

Bill, NTT Data Americas

Paul is an accomplished IT person having worked in many roles, from vendor consulting services to IT operations and co-source project and support manager. He is technically strong and hands-on.

George, Morgan Stanley