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Living in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia offers a quality of life that is disappearing in much of North America. Here, life moves at a pace which allows you to keep everything in perspective: work, family, relaxation, and responsibility. Of course, as part of North America, we have all the technology, all the communications, all the educational institutions and all the infrastructure you would expect.

In this section, you will find information you need to begin your new life in Nova Scotia:

  • Money and Banking
  • Canadian Currency
  • Banks, Trust Companies, and Credit Unions
  • Important Banking Terms
  • Opening a Bank Account
  • Banking: ATMís, Phone, and Internet
  • Credit Cards, Credit Rating, and Consumer Reports
  • Collection Agencies
  • Letters of Reference from Financial Institution
  • Commercial Banking
  • Mortgages and Loans
  • Consumer Protection
  • Housing
  • Short Term Housing
  • Types of Housing
  • Emergency Housing
  • Where to Look for Housing
  • Renting
  • Buying a Home
  • Housing Services and Programs
  • Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
  • Home Maintenance
  • Insurance
  • Utilities
  • Municipal Services
  • Transportation
  • Air Travel
  • Train Travel
  • Traveling Between Cities
  • Walking
  • Bicycles
  • Regional Travel
  • Operating a Vehicle
  • Vehicle Registration, Insurance, and Inspection
  • Signage
  • Driving Rules
  • Accidents
  • Renting a Vehicle
  • Leasing a Vehicle
  • Buying a Used Vehicle
  • Buying a New Vehicle
  • Motorcycles
  • Road Conditions
  • Emergencies
  • 911
  • Emergency Phone Numbers
  • Police
  • Ambulance
  • Fire
  • Poison Control
  • Health Care
  • Medical Services
  • Emergencies
  • Mental Health Services
  • Interruption of Speech
  • Dental Services
  • Eye Care Services
  • Nova Scotia Health Insurance (MSI)
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Immunization
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Senior Services
  • Death and Dying
  • Shopping
  • Types of Stores
  • Store Hours
  • Means of Payment
  • How to Get the Best Buy
  • Sales Tax (HST)
  • Returning Goods (Refunds and Exchanges)
  • Care Labels on Clothing
  • Shopping for Services
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Education
  • Schools
  • Public Schooling
  • Private Schooling
  • Home Schooling
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Adult Education
  • Student Loans and Bursaries
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Training
  • Acadian and Francophone Programs
  • Resources
  • Communication
  • Mail
  • Media
  • Telecommunications and Telephone Service
  • Long Distance Calling
  • Telephone Booths
  • Phone Cards
  • Mobile Service
  • Broadband (Internet) Service
  • Recreation in Nova Scotia
  • Events and Festivals
  • Municipal Recreation
  • Recreational Facilities
  • Volunteer Organizations
  • Networking
  • Religious and Cultural Organizations
  • Laws in Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Law
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Court Procedure
  • Municipal Bylaws
  • Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Constitution
  • Common Law
  • Federal Statutes and Regulations
  • Provincial Statutes and Regulations
  • Immigration Law
  • Immigration
  • Becoming a Citizen and Citizenship
  • Legal Services
  • Voting
  • Privacy
  • Child Care
  • Types of Childcare
  • Finding Childcare
  • Costs
  • Government Programs and Services
  • Nova Scotia Department of Community Services
  • Employment Support and Income Assistance
  • Revenue Canada
  • Benefits for Parents













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