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Provincial Contacts

The Provincial Government provides many services to Nova Scotians. It's not always easy to find contact information, so we have composed a list of common telephone numbers for departments for your reference. Call 211 or visit for a listing of all residential programs and services, such as emergency funding, credit counselling, employment, support groups, housing, pension, and much more.

  • Department of Community Services    1-877-424-1177
         Child Abuse Registry checks for volunteers    902-424-6798
         Child Welfare Services    902-543-4554
         Income Assistance    902-543-4554
  • Department of Education    902-424-5168
         South Shore Regional Centre for Education    902-541-3000
  • Department of Finance and Treasury Board     902-424-5554
  • Consumer complaints    902-424-5613
  • Insurance enquiries    902-424-6331
  • Pension regulation    902-424-8915
  • Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration    1-844-424-5301
         Apprenticeship Program (Bridgewater)    902-943-3699
         Employment rights    888-315-0110
         Labour Standard    902-424-4311
         Occupational Health & Safety    800-952-2687
         Technical Safety     902-424-5400
         Workplace Innovation Incentive     844-850-2030
         Youth  Employment Programs     800-424-5418
  • Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing    902-424-6642
  • Emergency Management Office    902-424-5620
  • Office of the Fire Marshal    902-424-5721
  • Department of Natural Resources & Renewables   902-634-7555
         Wildlife, forestry, energy efficiency and development, Crown land, burning, geoscience, provincial parks, off-highway vehicles, etc.
  • Department of Seniors and Long-Term Care     844-277-0770
  • Office of Equity and Anti-Racism Initiatives     902-424-4415
  • Nova Scotia Environment & Climate Change    902-543-4685
         Blue-green algae, drinking water, pollution, water testing, private wells, hazardous materials, food safety, groundwater, etc.