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Nova Scotia property assessors have received national
recognition. The Department of Housing and Municipal Affairs is
the first provincial government department ever to receive an
award from the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC). The
department was awarded a Presidential Citation recognizing its
significant contribution to the growth and enhancement of the
appraisal profession.

"The department is a strong supporter of professionalism in the
appraisal industry," said Housing and Municipal Affairs Minister
Jim Smith. "We are very proud of this award."

The Housing and Municipal Affairs Department has enjoyed a
positive partnership with the AIC in advancing educational and
professional standards of assessors. The department's assessment
division is responsible for assessing all property in Nova
Scotia. Residential and commercial assessors must complete the
Appraisal Institute of Canada's four-year program in property
assessment which is administered through St. Francis Xavier
University, Antigonish. Assessors are also required to attain a
Canadian Residential Appraiser (CRA) and Accredited Appraiser
Canadian Institute(AACI) designation respectively.

The Appraisal Institute of Canada is the national society of
professional appraisers. The institute is dedicated to serving
the public interest by advancing high standards for members with
AACI and CRA designations.


Contact: John MacKay  902-424-5671

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