Dealing with regulations at the local provincial or federal level can be overwhelming for business. The following agencies can help negotiate through the red tape and address the regulations important to your business.
The Canada/Nova Scotia Business Service Centre delivers a wide range of business information services for anyone starting, expanding or operating business.
1575 Brunswick St,
Halifax, N.S., B3J 2G1
Toll Free: 800-668-1010
Access Nova Scotia is a provincial government initiative through Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations designed to improve your access to government information programs and services. Access Centres provide Information on provincial Permits Approvals and Licenses for business and limited services of the Registry of Joint Stock Companies. Many Access Centres have free computer access and a wide-range of business-related materials in a variety of formats - print video CD-Rom and computer disk. Using ANS Centres you can link directly to the Nova Scotia Public Tenders Noticeboard.
35 Commercial Street, Suite 101
Truro, NS, B2N 3H9
Toll Free: 800-225-8227
Link to the Nova Scotia Government On Line Business Services including economic indicators, licenses permits and business registry.
The mission of the WCB is to coordinate the workers' compensation system to assist injured workers and their employers by providing timely health care and rehabilitative support to facilitate the efforts of injured workers to return to work; and by providing appropriate compensation work-related disabilities.
P.O. Box 1150, Halifax, NS, B3J 2Y2
Phone Toll Free: 1-800-870-3331
A variety of on-line workshops relevant to small businesses. Topics include getting started, marketing, business planning, financing, cashflows and e-business.
The Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) was created in December 2003, when Human Resources Development Canada was split into two separate departments: HRSDC and Social Development Canada. Though they continued to share many common services and operations, HRSDC was to focus on workforce-related aspects of the former HRDC portfolio, while SDC was to focus on social support programs for children, families and seniors.
Information includes labour market reviews, Nova Scotia statistics, industry summaries and community profiles.
The Occupational Health & Safety Division (OH&S) concentrates its efforts on safe and healthy workplaces, and work practices, and safety standards protecting the general public.
The Nova Scotia Construction Safety Association is a not-for-profit association funded by, and responsible to, the construction industry. The NSCSA offers safety training and audits to promote a positive culture shift in the construction industry. The success of these programs is measured by a decrease in the number of workplace accidents and strong participation.
35 MacDonald Avenue,
Dartmouth, Nova Scoti, B3B 1C6