Closures, cancellations and service changes

Last updated: 21 July 2021 at 12:00 pm

Benefits and financial support

Disability Support Program support

Additional support (extended evening and weekend hours) is available for the Disability Support Program.

Hours of operation Phone number
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 7 pm Toll-free: 1-877-424-1177
Saturday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Toll-free: 1-877-424-1177
Sunday 10 am to 2 pm Toll-free: 1-877-424-1177

Government employee, retiree and member employer benefits

Government employee, retiree and member employer benefit applications and changes may experience a delay. If you can, send your form to the Benefits Unit by email. For the Life Insurance Beneficiary Nomination Form, you need to send it by both email and mail.

Income Assistance Program

Additional support (extended evening and weekend hours) is available for the Income Assistance Program.

Hours of operation Phone number
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 7 pm Toll-free: 1-877-424-1177
Saturday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Toll-free: 1-877-424-1177
Sunday 10 am to 2 pm Toll-free: 1-877-424-1177

Business and employment

Traffic Control Person and Temporary Workplace Signer Certifications

Traffic Control Person Certification and Temporary Workplace Signer Certifications that expire 1 January 2020 or later are valid until further notice.

Education

Healthcare

MSI (Medavie Blue Cross)

MSI reception location at 230 Brownlow Avenue (Dartmouth) is closed until further notice.

Nova Scotia Drugs and Therapeutics Committee submissions

You need to send a request to submit a pharmaceutical product for review by email until further notice. Send the request with the subject line "REQUEST to SUBMIT" to ns.interchangeability.committee@medavie.bluecross.ca. In the body of the email, only include the product name, Drug Identification Number and submission type (for example, full, expedited or notice of change). The Nova Scotia Drugs and Therapeutics Committee notifies manufacturers that it's received the request and provides details on how to make a submission.

Offices and service locations

Conciliation and Mediation Services

Conciliation and Mediation Services is operating remotely until further notice. You can apply by email or fax to have an arbitrator appointed or for conciliation, grievance mediation, conflict coaching and relationship development programs. Responses to applications may be delayed.

Lands and Forestry

Sales of general fishing licences at Lands and Forestry field offices are unavailable until further notice. Other services are available by phone or by appointment.

Natural Sciences Library

In-person services are unavailable until further notice. Contact the Natural Sciences Library by phone or email for assistance.

Provincial Tax Commission

In-person services are unavailable until further notice.

Public Enquiries (Contact Centre)

If you’re calling Public Enquiries (Contact Centre), you may experience longer wait times.