State of emergency declared. See Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates and check for location, program and service closures, cancellations and changes.

Designated Public Institutions

This list is unofficial and is for reference only. It has been updated to reflect current department, office and agency names. For more information, refer to the French-language Services Regulations on the Registry of Regulations website.




Communities, Culture and Heritage

Community Services

Education and Early Childhood Development

Energy and Mines


Finance and Treasury Board

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Health and Wellness

Intergovernmental Affairs

Internal Services


Labour and Advanced Education

Lands and Forestry

Municipal Affairs

Public Service Commission


Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal


Communications Nova Scotia

Office of Immigration

Office of Service Nova Scotia

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for Nova Scotia

Office of the Ombudsman

Office of the Premier



Advisory Council on the Status of Women

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

IWK Health Centre

Nova Scotia Business Inc.

Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation

Nova Scotia Health Authority

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission

Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation

Nova Scotia Utility Review Board

Tourism Nova Scotia