Department of Business

Nova Scotia is creating one of the most competitive and business-friendly environments in Canada. We’re clearing the way for sustainable private sector growth, modernizing our regulations and eliminating trade barriers to make this province a more attractive place to do business and encourage entrepreneurship.

Together the Department of Business and the Office of Regulatory and Service Effectiveness are a new, lean central agency focused on creating the right conditions for the private sector to grow the economy and create jobs.

About the department

Minister

Hon. Mark Furey

Contact

Department of Business/Office of Regulatory and Service Effectiveness
Centennial Building
1660 Hollis St., Suite 600
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 1V7

P.O. Box 2311
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 3C8

Phone: 902-424-0377
Fax: 902-424-0500
E-mail: business@novascotia.ca
Twitter: @ns_dob

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