How to Apply (Non-Adjudicative)

Applications for non-adjudicative agencies, boards and commissions are accepted at any time but consideration of applications received during the fall 2016 campaign will begin on November 28, 2016.

If you are already a member of a non-adjudicative agency, board or commission and wish to be reappointed, you must reapply, preferably four to six months before your current term expires.

How to Prepare Your Application

  1. Review the non-adjudicative position profiles available on this site to consider which best match your interests, qualifications and experience. Click here to see the list of current opportunities and for links to position profiles.

  2. Submit a cover letter and your resume to the Executive Council Office. In your letter, specify the agency, board and commission(s) to which you are applying and the particular position or positions that interest you, such as Chair or Vice Chair. Explain how your qualifications and experience match those required for appointment.

Submit Your Application

Submit your completed applications to the Executive Council Office by:

Email: executive.council@novascotia.ca
Mail: Executive Council Office
One Government Place, 5th Floor
1700 Granville Street, P.O. Box 2125
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3B7
Fax: 902-424-0667

We thank all applicants for your interest. All applicants will receive a letter acknowledging receipt of your application. Only successful applicants will be notified when they have been appointed.

Applications to non-adjudicative agencies, boards and commissions are reviewed by screening panels made up of volunteers, who are familiar with their work. The panels review the applications to determine whether applicants have the skills and qualifications needed, and provide Ministers with lists of all qualified applicants.

Typically, it takes at least two months to determine an applicant's eligibility for an appointment. Applicants will be considered for appointment for up to two years after the date of their application.

You may contact the department responsible for the agency, board or commission directly for information on the status of your application.

Your application is kept on file for two years. After two years, you must reapply to ensure your application will be considered as vacancies arise.

For more detailed information on the selection process for non-adjudicative appointments, please see the Appointments Procedure Manual (PDF).

Please note that, if you are appointed to an agency, board or commission, information about your appointment will be publicly available.

The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy. We welcome applications from aboriginal people, African Nova Scotians, other racially visible people, persons with disabilities, women, and other employment equity groups. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify. The information will help us increase diversity on our agencies, boards and commissions.