Pension Regulation Division

The Pension Regulation Division administers and enforces the Pension Benefits Act. The Act applies to private sector and municipal government pension plans that have members in Nova Scotia.

To ensure that these plans are administered in accordance with the Act, the Division performs a number of functions, including the following:

  • registers plans and their amendments
  • reviews annual filings from plan administrators
  • investigates complaints of plan members
  • provides information and support to people on pensions

If you need information about your pension benefits, please contact your pension plan administrator. The Division does not have any information related to your individual pension benefits.

Employees of the provincial government, teachers and federal public sector employees are covered by acts relevant to their particular pension plan. Information for members of the Nova Scotia provincial government and teachers pension plans is available on the NovaScotia Pension Agency website.

Private sector employees working in federally regulated industries are covered by the Pension Benefits Standards Act which is administered federally by the Superintendent of Financial Institutions.

Pension Regulation Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Pension Regulation Division
Labour and Advanced Education
P.O. Box 2531
Halifax, NS
B3J 3N5

Phone: (902) 424-8915, weekdays 8:30 - 4:30.
Fax: (902) 424-1298

Email: pensionreg@gov.ns.ca

Courier:
Pension Regulation Division
Labour and Advanced Education
1723 Hollis St, 4th Floor
Halifax, NS
B3J 1V9