The Benefits

Many are unaware of what the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia does, and what benefits it offers its members. Third-party benefactors are as follows:

The Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia provides education for license upgrading and/or professional development, oftentimes at no cost to the membership.

Eclipse Media Group Inc. (902.443.3244) Get a great look online! Have Eclipse build your professional website for $79.00+ HST per month (includes hosting). This special offer for members will build you an easy to navigate websites with up to 5 content pages, photo gallery, Social media links, Testimonials, contact us form, google map, secure cloud hosting and email accounts. In todays world it is necessary to have a functional, sophisticated website to be in business today. Let the team at Eclipse help you out; for concept, design, and maintenance... they do it all!

Investors Group offers the membership a Group RRSP. Members have access to an Investors Group Consultant who provides confidential, personalized financial advice covering topics such as retirement planning, saving for a child’s education, tax planning, cash management, and estate planning. Meet with your local Consultant for a complimentary update on your financial plan:
Central and Western Nova Scotia: (902) 468.3444 -- Rose Hopkins or Karen Clements
Eastern Nova Scotia including Cape Breton: (902) 562.5000 -- Ken MacLean, Joanna MacIntyre or John Cashin

Caldwell Roach (902.893.4204) assists members in securing home, auto, and business insurance. 

Southport Asset Management (902.446.3900) is pleased to be the Association’s exclusive provider for the following benefits: personal health and dental, company group insurance, travel, and long-term disability benefits. 

AIL Insurance (800.589.8181) offers members a free $4,000 Accidental Death Policy and an optional family eye-care program. 

Safety Services Nova Scotia (902.454.9621) offers programs at discounted rates such as WHMIS, and driver and first aid training. 

Cambridge Suites Hotel - Sydney (902.565.9466) is offering members attending the 2017 Annual General Meeting in Membertou, Cape Breton an exclusive room rate (breakfast and parking included.) See you in September!

Hampton Inn by Hilton - Sydney (902.564.6555) wants you to feel “at home” in one of their beautiful, air-conditioned rooms at the special CANS $119 room rate. Each room features kitchenettes (with refrigerators and microwaves,) wireless internet access, and LCD TVs. The hotel boasts rec, spa, and premium amenities; including indoor pool, waterslide, fitness centre, and a restaurant.

Allan Marshall & Associates (888.371.8900) wants to help relieve members experiencing financial difficulty. Individuals and businesses can contact the company using Client Code 3488-3468 to receive counseling on credit, assets, bankruptcy, and more.

Travel Club by Flight Centre (866.725.5865) offers members personal Travel Consultants with access to the widest range of airfares, tours, cruises, hotels, and holiday packages at the best prices. Also, get $50 off bookings and a quote within 24-hours after inquiries. Use the CANS Member ID "TC0140."

ParkNFly Halifax (902.873.4574) offers members 20 per cent off parking. Whether you are taking a holiday or traveling for work, ParkNFly will save you money anytime you’re in the air! To receive this phenomenal benefit, please print off and present to the ParkNFly booth cashier the CANS Corporate ID Card.

Coldwell Banker- Supercity Realty offers member 20 per cent off your selling commission and 20 per cent buying commission cash back. To receive more information on this exclusive offer, call (902) 450.5752, and visit Coldwell Banker’s website for more information on the company and its services.

Killerclean (902.233.5557) offers members 20 per cent off all services; including residential/business cleaning, car care, and laundry and grocery shopping. 

Big Dig Excavating Ltd. (902.237.7278) offers members ten per cent off all services; including excavation, drain installation/repair, demolition, trucking, foundation repair, sodding, and fire/insurance clean-ups.

Discount Car Rental (866.744.0123 ext.836) offers members affordable rental options to get you where you need to go! View the member discount rates and book online with the username: "NSCOSMETOLOGY” and password: “33172.”

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Individuals working with any type of chemicals are required by law to have WHMIS training. Safety Services Nova Scotia is proud to offer members exclusive discounts

Holiday Inn, Bedford (902-444-6700) Invites you to stay at thier newley renovated hotel at the special CANS room rate $121. The hotel boasts complimentary breakfast, parking and internet. Booking Code: 100284615
Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia
126 Chain Lake Drive
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada, B3S 1A2
Office: (902) 468.6477
Fax: (902) 468.7147
Toll Free: (800) 765.8757

General Inquiries

Provincial Exam Information

Executive Director
Dana Sharkey, CAE


Hours of Operation
Closed holidays & Christmas Eve.
Watch for increased hours during December 3 - 31.
8:30 - 4:30
Tuesday 8:30 - 4:30
Wednesday 8:30 - 4:30
Thursday 8:30 - 4:30
Friday 8:30 - 3:00


Academy of Cosmetology
Hair, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry
363 Windmill Road, Dartmouth

Cape Breton Business College
Hair, Esthetics
93 Johnston Street, Sydney

CBBC - Halifax
Hair, Esthetics
1046 Barrington Street, Halifax
Eastern College
Makeup Artistry
7067 Chebucto Road, Halifax

Eastern Esthetics
Nail Technology, Hair Removal, Eyelash Enhancements.
19 Crane Lake Drive, Halifax

Hair Design Centre
Hair, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry
278 Lacewood Drive, Halifax
Hair Masters
Hair, Esthetics, Nail Technology
26 Archibald Ave., North Sydney

Elevate Beauty Institute of Cosmetology
Hair, Esthetics, Nail Technology
77 Crescent Drive, New Minas

NSCC Annapolis Campus
50 Elliott Road, Middleton
NSCC Burridge Campus
Hair, Esthetics, Nail Technology
372 Pleasant Street, Yarmouth

NSCC Marconi Campus
1240 Grand Lake Road, Sydney

NSCC Pictou Campus
39 Acadia Avenue, Stellarton