Applying for Agencies, Boards and Commissions (ABCs)


Spring 2024 Advertisement Campaign

Most ABCs accept and consider applications throughout the year.

Adjudicative ABCs have specific deadlines in the spring and fall of each year. The application deadline for Spring 2024 was May 22, 2024. Adjudicative applications received after this date will be considered part of the Fall 2024 recruitment campaign.

Serving on one of Nova Scotia's many agencies, boards and commissions (ABCs) can help you grow personally and professionally while making a real impact on your community.

All Nova Scotia residents are invited to apply.

ABCs are created by government to provide advice and services in different areas, including health, policing, agriculture, education, culture, environment, transportation, professional regulation and more.

ABCs include advisory committees and councils, corporate boards and adjudicative (quasi-judicial) bodies.

ABC Profiles give more information about what they do and how often they meet, as well as selection criteria and any payments members receive. ABC Membership Lists show the names of current members and details of their appointments, and Recent Appointments show who was appointed in the past year.

The Overview of the ABC Appointments Process provides you with a step-by-step outline of the process.

How to apply

  1. View our Online Applications System.
  2. Select  an ABC that interests you.
  3. Click the “Apply to this ABC” button to complete an application.

If you’re applying online for the first time, you’ll need to create an account and a personal profile. You can save an application and finish it later if you don’t complete it in one session.

If you’ve previously submitted applications by email or mail, we’ll link your profile and new applications to your previous records. You’ll be able to see your full history when you log in.

If you can’t submit an application online, or if you have any questions, contact the Executive Council Office for help.

Phone: 902-424-4877 or toll-free 1-866-206-6844


Employment Equity Policy

The Government of Nova Scotia has an employment equity policy and we encourage people from diverse communities to apply. Applicants are invited to self-identify to help us increase diversity on our ABCs.


After you submit your application

The Executive Council Office will send you an email to confirm we’ve received your application and contact you if we need more information.

Contact the Executive Council Office if you need to make changes to an application you’ve already submitted.

The department responsible for the ABC will contact you if you’re selected for appointment.

You can track the progress of your applications by logging into the online application system. You can also update your contact information anytime.


Use and Protection of your personal information

Your personal information will be treated as confidential, and only used and disclosed for assessing your applications, tracking your appointments and related purposes.

Your applications will be kept on file for 2 years from the date they are submitted, then deleted in accordance with our file management policies.