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Nova Scotia Government Benefits, Programs and Services

Government of Nova Scotia

Congratulatory Messages - request congratulatory messages from Nova Scotia dignitaries for wedding anniversaries and birthdays.

For congratulatory messages from the Prime Minister, Governor General, or Her Majesty the Queen see Government Benefits - Canada.

Service Nova Scotia consumer information - learn your rights as a consumer, and how to protect yourself.

Nova Scotia Homeowners and Renters

Housing Nova Scotia - Programs and Services

bulletHousing programs for persons with disabilities
bulletHousing programs for seniors
bulletLandlord rent supplement program
bulletPublic housing and other affordable renting programs
bulletShelter enhancement
bulletand more

Efficiency Nova Scotia - energy efficiency savings for homes and businesses.

First-Time Home Buyers Rebate - Administered by Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (SNSMR), this is a rebate equivalent to 18.75% of the provincial portion of the HST on newly built homes, to a maximum of $3,000 (as of April 1, 2012).

Your Energy Rebate - This rebate of the provincial portion of the HST is available to those who buy home energy for heating purposes.

Nova Scotia Health Care

Pharmacare Program

Provincial Health Insurance Plan

Nova Scotia Children and Families

Child and family benefits provided by federal and provincial/territorial governments.

Nova Scotia Persons With Disabilities

Disability Support Program - Programs and Resources

Nova Scotia Businesses

Graduate to Opportunity Program (GTO) provides salary contributions to employers to offset the cost of hiring a recent graduate and assist post-secondary graduates find career opportunities in Nova Scotia.

START program encourages employers to hire Nova Scotians requiring work resulting in good jobs for Nova Scotians and good employees for employers.

Nova Scotia Seniors

Resources for Seniors - including benefits finder, care options, financial abuse, frauds and scams, and much more.

Nova Scotia Seniors

Seniors Property Tax Rebate Program

Programs  and Services for Seniors

Seniors' Pharmacare Program - helps eligible seniors aged 65+ with cost of prescription drugs.

Nova Scotia Students

Canada Benefits Finder - information for students - Use this tool to find financial aid, bursary and scholarship and other information for students.

Revised: October 26, 2023


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