Business, non-profit and self-employed

Alcohol and gaming

Film Exchange Licence to distribute videos and video games

Businesses need a Film Exchange Licence to distribute videos and video games to retailers in Nova Scotia.

Gaming licences: forms and documents

Collection of forms and documents for gaming licences.

Liquor licences: forms and documents

Collection of forms and documents for liquor licences.

Place of Amusement Licence: movie theatres and drive-ins

Movie theatres and drive-ins need a Place of Amusement Licence to operate.

Special Occasion Liquor Licences: forms and documents

Collection of forms and documents for Special Occasion Liquor Licences.

Supplier registration for Casino Nova Scotia

Register as a supplier to supply Casino Nova Scotia with products and services.

Business registrations

Register a business or non-profit with Registry of Joint Stock Companies: step by step

How to register your business or non-profit with Registry of Joint Stock Companies. Most businesses and non-profits need to register before they start operating.

Register as a bulk vendor: Your Energy Rebate Program

Register for bulk vendor status under the Your Energy Rebate Program to provide point-of-sale rebates.

Register as a vehicle appraiser

Register as a vehicle appraiser with the Provincial Tax Commission. A licensed dealer is automatically recognized as a vehicle appraiser.

Register your accommodations marketing platform

Accommodations marketing platforms (like Expedia and Airbnb) need to register with the Tourist Accommodations Registry if they facilitate the rental of tourist accommodations in Nova Scotia.

Register your tourist accommodation

Most tourist accommodations need to register with the Tourist Accommodations Registry to operate in Nova Scotia.

Permits and licences

Agent Agreement (Fuel Wholesaler) to wholesale gasoline, diesel oil and propane

Apply for an Agent Agreement (Fuel Wholesaler) to wholesale gasoline, diesel oil and propane.

Agent of Lender Permit

Apply for an Agent of Lender Permit to act as an agent for a lender in arranging loans for consumers in Nova Scotia.

Cemetery and Cemetery Sales Licence

Apply for a Cemetery and Cemetery Sales Licence if your company sells cemetery lots or cemetery lots and pre-need cemetery plans.

Cemetery and Funeral Services Salesperson Licence

Apply for a Cemetery and Funeral Services Salesperson Licence to sell cemetery lots, pre-need cemetery plans or pre-arranged funeral plans.

Collection Agency Licence

Collection agencies need a Collection Agency Licence to employ people to collect debt in Nova Scotia on behalf of other companies.

Collector Licence (for individuals)

Apply for a Collector Licence if you’re employed by a collection agency to trace debtors or collect debt in Nova Scotia.

Consumer Reporting Agency Permit

Apply for a Consumer Reporting Agency Permit if your business provides consumer reports for gain or profit.

Designated Tobacco Retail Vendor’s Permit to sell to First Nation customers on reserves

Retail stores on reserves need a Designated Tobacco Retail Vendor’s Permit to sell tobacco products tax-free to First Nation customers.

Direct Seller Company Permit

Apply for a Direct Seller Company Permit if your company has representatives making direct sales to people outside a retail outlet.

Fuel Tax Application: Bulk Vendor Permit

Bulk plants, bulk stations and terminals need a Bulk Vendor Permit to store gasoline or diesel oil in storage tanks.

Funeral Home or Crematorium Licence

Apply for a Funeral Home or Crematorium Licence to provide funeral services or merchandise to the public.

Get a Clearance Certificate to sell entire tobacco inventory in bulk sale

Apply for a Clearance Certificate to sell your entire tobacco inventory (stock) in a bulk sale.

Hearing Aid Dealer Permit

Apply for a Hearing Aid Dealer Permit if you’re a company that tests, fits and sells hearing aids and accessories to the public.

Hearing Aid Salesperson Permit

Apply for a Hearing Aid Salesperson Permit to test, fit and sell hearing aids and accessories to the public.

International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) Licence

Nova Scotia-based carriers operating motor vehicles in multiple jurisdictions need an IFTA Licence.

Lender Permit

Apply for a Lender Permit if you lend money or provide financing to consumers in Nova Scotia.

Mortgage Broker Permit

Mortgage brokers need a Mortgage Broker Permit to do business in Nova Scotia.

Mortgage Lender Permit

Mortgage lenders need a Mortgage Lender Permit to do business in Nova Scotia.

Payday Lender Permit

Payday lenders need a Payday Lender Permit to offer, arrange or provide loans under $1,500 with a term of 62 days or less.

Permit to Purchase and Sell Unstamped Tobacco

Tobacco wholesale vendors need a Permit to Purchase and Sell Unstamped Tobacco to buy and sell unmarked tobacco products.

Prearranged Funeral Plan Sales Company Licence

Apply for a Prearranged Funeral Plan Sales Company Licence if you’re a company that sells prearranged funeral plans to the public.

Tobacco Manufacturer Permit

Tobacco manufacturers need a Tobacco Manufacturer Permit to manufacture tobacco products for distribution, sale or storage in Nova Scotia.

Tobacco Retail Vendor’s Permit

Retail stores need a Tobacco Retail Vendor’s Permit to sell tobacco products.

Tobacco Wholesale Vendor’s Permit

You need a Tobacco Wholesale Vendor’s Permit to sell, store and distribute tobacco products to retailers.

Vendor Permit to sell gasoline, diesel oil and propane at the retail level: Fuel Tax Application

Fuel retailers need a Vendor Permit to sell gasoline, diesel oil and propane.

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