Government of Nova Scotia, Canada
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Use the Services Directory to quickly access information on all of the services provided by the NS Department of Finance and Treasury Board.

Insurance Companies

Insurance companies must be licensed in order to operate in Nova Scotia.  Most insurance companies are licensed federally, with a smaller number licensed directly by the Province.

Initial Licensing

To be a licensed insurer in Nova Scotia, download and complete the Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators Application for Insurer’s Licence (pdf).

With the completed form, include the applicable license fees, as listed on the Insurance Fees page.

Licensing Renewal

For insurer licence renewal, complete the Insurer Licence Renewal Form (pdf).

With the completed form, include the applicable license fees, as listed on the Insurance Fees page.

Licensing Updates

Please contact us directly if there are changes to the information you have provided to us.

Additional Licensing Information

The Nova Scotia Permits Directory also provides Insurer licensing information.

Insurance Taxes

Insurance companies are required to pay insurance premium and fire prevention taxes. For more information, see Insurance Taxes page.

Insurance

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Agent, agency and adjuster licensing enquiries:
902-424-5528 or 902-424-7551

Insurer licensing enquiries: 902-424-6331

Fax: 902-424-1298
Email: novascotia.ca