Agencies, Boards & Commissions

Agencies, Boards & Commissions : NS Labour and Advanced Education

Agencies, boards, and commissions (ABCs) have legal authority to exercise power over people or an activity and function independent of Government. Their powers may include licensing, advising a Minister, rule and policy making, and issuing approvals.

All vacant positions on provincial agencies, boards, and commissions are advertised so that interested candidates get fair notice of the available opportunities. The following is a list of ABCs:


  • Acadia University Board of Governors
  • Acadia University Foundation
  • Apprenticeship Board
  • Arbitration Advisory Committee
  • Barbers Act, Board of Examiners
  • Cape Breton University Board of Governors
  • Cape Breton University Foundation
  • Dalhousie College and University Board of Governors
  • Dalhousie University Foundation
  • Fire Safety Advisory Council
  • Fire Services Advisory Committee
  • Johnstone (Dr. P. Anthony) Memorial Fund Entrance Scholarship
  • Labour-Management Review Committee
  • Minimum Wage Review Committee
  • Mount St. Vincent University Board of Governors
  • Nova Scotia Agricultural College Foundation
  • Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Board of Governors
  • Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Council
  • Provincial Examining and Licensing Committee in Cosmetology
  • St. Francis Xavier University Foundation
  • Saint Mary's University Board of Governors
  • Technical Safety Advisory Board
  • Université Sainte-Anne Board of Governors
  • Women in Engineering Scholarship Selection Committee


  • Nova Scotia Building Advisory Committee
  • Nova Scotia Student Aid Appeal Committee
  • Pay Equity Commission (no current appointments)
  • Private Career Colleges Board