The Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness – in its third year – is focused on reducing regulatory burden to business and making service improvements to support economic growth in our province and region.

Are you a new or experienced business owner needing help navigating government rules and regulations? Find out how working with one of our Business Navigators can save your business time and money.

Nova Scotia will reduce
regulatory burden by
$25 Million
by the end of the 2018.

This is equivalent of
1.1 million
hours of business time saved.


In 2017, government set a target to reduce regulatory burden for Nova Scotia businesses by $25 million. We're nearly there, with 93% of the target either fully implemented or approved for implementation.

Here is how we’re doing it.

What's New:

Read more about how the Office is supporting Nova Scotia businesses in its 2017-2018 Annual Report, released in July.