Government of Nova Scotia

  1. Nelia Richards, a student from St. Joseph's-Alexander McKay Elementary School, visiting Theodore Tugboat
    Theodore Tugboat's Big New Job as Welcome Ambassador

    Theodore Tugboat, a familiar face on the waterfront, has an important new role as the harbour Welcome Ambassador at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

  2. Ordre de la Pléiade medal recipients Marie Stella Doucet, Jocelyne LeBlanc-Tidd and Marie Burkey speaking with Acadian Affairs Minister Michel Samson at Province House
    Acadian and Francophone Community Members Honoured at Province House

    Nine members of the Acadian and francophone community joined the Ordre de la Pléiade during a ceremony at Province House, May 24.

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    We invite you to explore this preview, give us ongoing feedback and follow our progress as we work towards making better for citizens.

  4. Educators work with a student.
    New Literacy Strategy Lays Foundation for Learning

    The province is launching the first Primary to Grade 12 literacy strategy.

  5. Chris Surette and Jan Sebastian LaPierre from A For Adventure, and Grade 4 students from Enfield District School take part in announcement at Laurie Provincial Park
    Government Offers New Camping Incentives to Provincial Parks

    More than 9,000 Grade 4 students in the province will get two free nights in one of Nova Scotia's 20 provincial camping parks this summer.

  6. Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell, Nick Jennery, Executive Director, Feed Nova Scotia, and Chris van den Heuvel, President, N.S. Federation of Agriculture announced the new tax credit at Feed Nova Scotia in Halifax
    Tax Credit Supports Farmer Donations to Food Banks

    Farmers who donate to food banks in Nova Scotia will qualify for a new tax credit to encourage fresh produce donations.

  7. Immigration Minister Lena Metlege Diab, left, helps Syrian refugees Jyab Khatib, centre, and Khayriye Hayane at the office of the Valley Community Learning Association.
    Immigrant Settlement Service Expands in Annapolis Valley

    The Annapolis Valley now has a new, full-time immigrant settlement worker to support new Nova Scotians.

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Helpful Websites

  • QEII Redevelopment

    Health care needs are evolving and it’s time to change. In order to meet patient needs, the QEII redevelopment involves moving out of the Centennial and Victoria buildings and into different locations. These will include renovated spaces, expansions, and additions.

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  • Make It Here

    Connecting workers with help to enter the workforce and employers with supports to hire and train.

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  • Budget 2016-2017

    Budget 2016-2017 focuses on the things that truly matter to Nova Scotians—growth, opportunities for youth, skills and jobs training, education, and health care.

    Review the Budget Highlights

  • Tourism

    The official tourism website for Nova Scotia, Canada.


  • Refugee Response

    Nova Scotia is preparing for the arrival of refugees to Canada.

    Learn more, including how you can help

  • Student Assistance

    Nova Scotia graduates can now apply to have government pay the interest on their provincial student loans.

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  • Access Nova Scotia

    Renew your vehicle permit, request a birth, death or marriage certificate, apply for a permit and more.

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