Serving on one of Nova Scotia's 160 agencies, boards and commissions can help you grow personally and professionally while making a real impact in your community.
All Nova Scotians are invited to apply. Applications are now being accepted.
The application deadline is now closed.
Agencies, boards and commissions are organizations created by government to provide advice and services in areas such as health, policing, agriculture, aquaculture, education, culture, environment, transportation, professional regulation and more.
They include advisory committees and councils, boards that oversee the operation of Crown corporations and professional regulators, and quasi-judicial bodies.
Review this list of current opportunities to see which agencies, boards and commissions might interest you.
The list contains links to position profiles that provide more information on the work agencies, boards and commissions do, how often they meet, the skills and experience required to be appointed to them, and any remuneration members receive.
There are two categories of agencies, boards and commissions: adjudicative and non-adjudicative. There are different application processes for each category:
The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy. We welcome applications from aboriginal people, African Nova Scotians, 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.
If you are already serving on an agency, board or commission and wish to be reappointed when your current term expires, you must reapply.
For reappointment to an adjudicative ABC, the application process is now closed. The next campaign will be in the Fall of 2017.
For reappointment to a non-adjudicative ABC, you are encouraged to apply four to six months before your current term expires.
Executive Council Office
One Government Place, 5th floor
1700 Granville Street, PO Box 2125
Halifax, NS, B3J 3B7
Phone: 902-424-4877 or toll-free 1-866-206-6844
If you have questions about specific agencies, boards and commissions, you may also contact the department responsible for it directly.