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Services for Businesses

Online service for business

Our secure service allows you to complete many business transactions online when it's convenient for you.

  • Apply for licenses and permits from provincial and municipal government
  • Manage your business registrations, permits and licenses
  • Renew your Registry of Joint Stock Companies (RJSC) and other licenses and permits.
  • Complete several  transactions at one time and pay online
  • Register a new partnership  or Sole Proprietorship
  • Sign up for Tender Opportunity notifications
  • WCB clearance letters and Employer Registration

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Restaurant and Accommodations Bundle Online

Navigate the process of starting or operating a business in your industry. This tool will help you keep track of important steps and understand what you need, including:

  • an overview of how to navigate government
  • a step-by-step process to get started
  • licences and permits related to your business
  • inspection requirements
  • a personalized list of tasks

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Registry of Joint Stock Companies

Access Nova Scotia Business card

If you plan to do business, start a society or want information about existing companies in Nova Scotia, this section is for you.

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One Business - One Number


In an effort to simplify a business' interaction with government, Nova Scotia has adopted the Business Number (BN) as the one number to identify an individual business.

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Tax Commission

Map of Nova Scotia

The Provincial Tax Commission administers the Revenue Act and Regulations and the Sales Tax Act and Regulations.

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Registry of Lobbyists

Nova Scotia Legislature

The Registry of Lobbyists was established in 2002 to promote open, accountable and accessible government.

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Your Energy Rebate

Your Energy Rebate

Your Energy Rebate is a program designed to help Nova Scotians with the rising cost of home energy.

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