Payroll rebate approved for Ernst and Young Halifax-based operation

Ernst and Young is getting a five-year payroll rebate valued at more than $2.4 million from Nova Scotia Business Inc.

The rebate from the provincial business lending agency is contingent on the professional services firm creating 150 jobs in Halifax.

The firm says it is establishing its first Canadian-based Global Centre of Excellence for Robotic Process Automation Service.

The company would be eligible for a smaller rebate if it creates fewer than 150 new jobs.