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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Canadian Food and Inspection Agency

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/permits-licences-and-approvals/centre-of-administration-for-permissions/eng/1395348583779/1395348638922

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Canadian Health Services-Site Licensing

The site licensing system requires that all manufacturers, packagers, labellers, and importers be licensed. Sites must have procedures in place for distribution records and product recalls and for the handling, storage and delivery of their products. They must also demonstrate that they meet good manufacturing practice requirements. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) must be employed to ensure product safety and quality. They require: appropriate standards and practices regarding product manufacture, storage, handling and distribution of natural and non-prescription health products (NNHPs).

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613-941-7281

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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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Government of Canada Business-Product Licensing

All natural health products (NHPs) sold in Canada require a product license before being marketed. Obtaining a license requires submitting to Health Canada detailed information on the product, including:   Medicinal ingredients Source Potency Non-medicinal ingredients Recommended use

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613-941-7281

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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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Nova Scotia Online Service for Business

Use this 24-hour service to manage a range of business-related transactions online including: Business registrations and renewals Provincial and municipal permit and licence applications Tender opportunity notifications sign-up Workers Compensation Bureau clearance letter requests Fee payments

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1-844-628-7347

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Pre-market Application Submissions Office

The Pre-market Application Submissions Office (PASO) delivers and coordinates the services and activities related to reviewing and processing applications for products requiring a Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) pre-market approval. PASO is the first point of contact for questions regarding the status of a previously submitted application, or administrative guidance to complete a new application package for any of the following: Fertilizers and supplements Plant Breeders’ Rights Plants with novel traits Livestock feeds Crop varieties subject to registration Veterinary biologic

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1-855-212-7695

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