Access Nova Scotia

Access Nova Scotia provides answers to questions about doing business in Nova Scotia. Its service locations and online services provide the following: Information on planning, starting, operating and ending your business Research on existing businesses Registering your business Apply, pay for and renew permits and licenses Learn about provincial tax rates and regulations

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Sydney: 1-800-670-4357

Port Hawkesbury: 1-800-670-4357

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Business Navigators

Our Business Navigators can give you personalized and timely help with regulation and requirements, including registration, permit and licences. They can help free up your time so you can focus on your job: building a successful business. Nova Scotia’s business navigators help business owners with business needs such as:

Registering a business
Determining what permits and licenses are required to operate a business
Understanding applicable inspection requirements
Finding resources to assist with financing, taxes, staffing and other needs

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1-844-628-7347 (1-844-NAV-REGS)

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Government of Canada Business-Marketing, Advertising and Sales Regulations

Attracting new customers to your business is essential, but you need to follow a few rules. This document provides an overview of the key regulations, permits and licenses related to marketing, advertising and sales.

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Licensing and Permits-Agriculture

Browse this site for licensing and permitting information relating to agriculture.

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Nova Scotia Licences and Permits

Once an entrepreneur registers their business, they may need specific licenses and permits to operate in Nova Scotia. This website will help determine the licenses and permits required based on the services and goods they are selling and how to apply for them.

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