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Life Events

Life is full of milestones - those important events such as getting married, having a baby, or preparing for retirement. Then there are those not-so-great experiences, such as losing a wallet or running into financial difficulties. Whether happy or sad, these events and experiences often mean some contact with government. This website can help you find what you need, whatever the department, and whatever the level of government.

Losing Your Wallet


We cover passports, permanent resident cards, social insurance numbers, birth certificates, and health cards. It's a good starting point for replacing lost or stolen I.D.

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Dealing with Spousal Abuse or Family Violence

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Family abuse is a crime. We have information to help you get the facts and to get help.

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Managing Your Finances

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We offer quick links to forms for budgeting, suggested solutions for managing your bills, and references to help you learn about your rights in the marketplace.

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Looking for a Job

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We have collected sites and information to help you on your journey. You will find information about career options, trends, and career-specific training, as well as job search skills and strategies.

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Operating a Car

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Find information on how to get a licence, including how to get your road/knowledge test receipt online and how to upgrade your licence or renew your vehicle permit online.

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Starting or Operating a Business

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From planning to start-up to operating and more, we provide you with access to information you need to do it right.

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Getting Married

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Check out Service Nova Scotia's website to learn more about applying for a marriage license, registering the marriage, changing your name, and more.

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Dealing With Separation or Divorce

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The Courts of Nova Scotia's website outlines its Separation Education Program. Find information on the court process and the emotional effects of a separation or divorce.

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Having a Baby or Adopting

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We also have useful tips and information on the health, well-being, development, and care of children, as well as information about community outreach services.

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Learning for Life

Find out about Nova Scotia schools, colleges and universities, including what courses are offered and how to get funding and enroll in a new education program.

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Renting or Owning a Home

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There are many things to consider when renting or buying a home, including information on renting residential property and how to get a mortgage.

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Finding Seniors' Resources

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The resources on this web site have been compiled to help seniors and their families easily find information about health care, how to get the best out of retirement or other services according to their individual needs.

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Finding Health Care Resources

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We have compiled resources to help you and your family easily find health care information and other services.

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Vacationing and Recreation in Nova Scotia

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A wealth of online information and services offer a bird's eye view of what to see and do, where to stay, and how to get there.

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Moving to and Around Nova Scotia

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We have telephone and energy company listings, facts and figures about Nova Scotia including real estate, health care, education and cost of living, an overview of Nova Scotia's many municipalities.

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What to Do When Someone Dies


We have gathered information and resources to help you with the many details that must be seen to when someone dies-from what to do first, to applying online for a death certificate, to preparing tax returns for deceased persons.

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