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As a member of the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia, you have access to exclusive discounts, savings, and added value from many third-party benefactors. The Cosmetology Association is pleased to partner with the following businesses:

The Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia provides education for licence upgrading and/or professional development, oftentimes at no cost to members. Please visit Professional Development for more information and upcoming classes.

Business Support

Allan Marshall & Associates Inc. (888.371.8900) Wants to help members experiencing financial difficulty. To access member discounts, please use Client Code 3488-3468 to receive counseling in relation to credit, assets, bankruptcy, and more.

As Seen in the Atlantic (902.266.9475) is offering all licensed members a 20% off list pricing on all Print, Tradeshow, and Promotional Products. Signage brochures, mailers, banners, appointment cards, loyalty and business cards, posters, signs display, window & floor graphics, and more. Also available promotional products from T-Shirts, Jackets, Hoodies, Water Bottles, Magnets, and we carry many specialty items as well.

Eclipse Media Group Inc. (902.443.3244) Do you need a great look and superior online presence? Eclipse Media Group will assist with building a professional website for $79.00 (plus applicable taxes) per month, including hosting. Eclipse Media Group will provide Members with an easy-to-navigate website that includes up to five content pages, a photo gallery, Social Media links, testimonials, a "contact us" form, access to Google Maps, secure cloud hosting, and email accounts. In today's world, it is necessary to have a functional, sophisticated website. Let the team at Eclipse Media Group help you out with concept, design, and maintenance. You won't be disappointed!

H&R Block (1.800.472.5625) Try H&R Block for the first time & save 20%. Existing clients get 10% off. From a simple return to a complex one, H&R Block’s trained Tax Experts will help you get the biggest refund. To redeem, show a valid coupon to your Tax Expert, and both you and your spouse will save. You can use the coupon in office or online with our Remote Tax Experts, just click and print.

Paystone is the preferred provider of merchant services for the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia and offers Paystone_Partnership for accepting digital payments. Paystone will match you with a solution that will help lower your operational costs, save you thousands annually, and enhance the customer experience. For a home salon or an independent service provider, terminals can start out at $15 per month. For more information, please contact Paystone directly. For a look at Paystone's catalog, click here
Safety Services Nova Scotia (902.454.9621) Offers programs at discounted rates, such as WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System), driver training, and First Aid training. (Individuals working with any type of chemicals are required by law to possess up-to-date WHMIS training.) Safety Services Nova Scotia is proud to offer our members exclusive discounts.

SNAP Business Solutions (902.452.0423) is a business and management consulting company specializing in simple and effective systems, processes, and strategic planning aimed at helping small businesses with everyday challenges. SNAP Business Solutions is pleased to offer members preferred rates (20% discount) and complimentary consultations. For more information, please contact SNAP Business Solutions directly via the website or phone.

Travel & Entertainment

Cambridge Suites Hotel - Halifax  (800.565.1263) Located in downtown Halifax with the added value and comfort of more space. Extra-roomy suites and the fast and friendly service of their upscale hotel keep you feeling at home in the City. Rates are as follows: Jan-Apr $139, May-Oct $175, and Nov-Dec $139. To book, please visit Cambridge Suite's website (under ADD CODE, select Corporate Rate, and type in CANS), or contact directly at the number provided.  Proof of licence is required on check-in. 

Cambridge Suites Hotel - Sydney (800.565.9466) Perfectly located in the heart of the downtown waterfront district in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Cambridge Suites Hotel provides an extra measure of comfort during business trips, a leisurely vacation, or an extended stay. They are pleased to provide the Association's members a rate of $139 plus tax for both a standard room and/or a one-bedroom suite. This rate includes a complimentary buffet breakfast and free parking. Use booking code CANS for online bookings. Proof of licence is required on check-in.

Coastal Inn Halifax  (902.450.3020) Coastal Inn Halifax, Nova Scotia, is conveniently located in the Bayers Lake Business Park. When traveling on business or with family, Coastal Inn Halifax (Bayers Lake) offers the perfect blend of casual charm and the comforts of home. Coastal Inn Halifax offers a preferred rate of $109 plus tax for all cosmetology members. 

Comfort Hotel Bayers Lake (902.405.4555) Stay at one of the best hotels in Halifax, NS, when you stay at Comfort Hotel Bayer's Lake. Our hotel is a Platinum Hospitality Award winner and is best suited for both leisure and business travelers. We offer cosmetology members a preferred rate of $119 plus tax. This rate includes a hot breakfast service, WiFi, and parking. (rates are valid until December 31st, 2021)

Delta Hotels Marriot Dartmouth ( 1.888.890.3222) is located at the doorstep of the Burnside Business Park and an easy drive to Dartmouth Crossing, Mic Mac Mall and downtown Halifax. We are pleased to offer the following rates Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia: 10% off a standard room. (rates are valid until December 31st, 2021)

Discount Car Rental (800.263.2355) Offers members affordable car rental options to get you where you need to go! Contact the call center directly at the number provided and use passcode “CDP CODE 33172” for savings.

Four Points by Sheraton (902.423.4444) Located between Hollis Street & Spring Garden Road in the heart of downtown Halifax, Four Points by Sheraton is just one block from the waterfront and within walking distance of Citadel Hill and the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History. Four Points by Sheraton Halifax is pleased to partner with the Cosmetology Association to offering members a 15% discount off the regular price of any room. 

Future Inn (902.443.4333) is conveniently located in Clayton Park West, just 20 minutes from downtown Halifax and adjacent to Bayers Lake shopping district and the Cosmetology Association. The Future Inn offers all members preferred rates at $119 plus tax. This includes a hot plated breakfast, free wifi, and free parking. Restaurant hours may vary due to COVID-19. Please inquire when booking. The room rate will be adjusted based on this.

Hampton Inn by Hilton - Sydney (902.564.6555) The Hampton Inn by Hilton wants you to feel “at home” when visiting one of their beautiful, air-conditioned rooms, at a special Association member rate of $125 plus tax. Each room features a kitchenette (with refrigerator and microwave), wireless internet access, and an LCD TV. The Hampton Inn boasts a rec, spa, and premium amenities, including an indoor pool, waterslide, fitness center, and restaurant.

Park'N Fly - Halifax (902.873.4574) Offers members 20% off parking. Whether you are taking a holiday or traveling for work, Park'N Fly will save you money anytime you are in the air!  To access and view the Association's corporate rates online, please click here and simply use Corporate Discount Code: 1019400 at the time of check out to enjoy superior savings!

Travel Club by Flight Centre (866.725.5865) Offers members personal travel consulting with access to the widest range of airfare, tour, cruise, hotel, and holiday packages at the best prices. Receive a quote within 24-hours after inquiry and a $50 discount on bookings, using the Association's Member ID "TC0140".


Caldwell Roach (902.893.4204) Assists members in securing home, auto, and business insurance.  Are you a salon or spa owner?  Caldwell Roach provides coverage for professional liability, business interruption, employee belongings, employer liability, crime, and much more.  Customized packages are available to accommodate insurance needs - from the largest salons and spas to small one-chair operations.

Genrus United 1-833-436-7878. In collaboration with Genrus United, the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia is offering you a free six-month trial of this prescription savings program. Once activated, your Genrus United membership unlocks exclusive prescription drug savings from any Genrus United pharmacy partner. Genrus United is available to everyone, regardless of their health or financial situation. On average, members save $392 per year on prescriptions for chronic health conditions, mental health, and birth control. For more information, visit www.genrusunited.ca 
Claim Your Free 6 Month Membership Now. 

La Capitale (1.800.835.9203) specializes in providing income replacement to the skilled workforce of Canada. Products include Disability & Hospital Insurance, Life & Health Insurance, Savings & Investments, and Travel Insurance. We will customize a personalized plan that meets your needs and your budget.

Medavie Blue Cross offers members a $10,000 Life Insurance Policy that is now automatically included in your Association membership (effective as of February 1, 2020, or upon the date of approved membership). Licenses must be active and fees must be up-to-date at the time of death. For more information or to obtain a beneficiary designation form, please contact the Cosmetology Association directly at (902) 468-6477. Additional information can be found under Medavie Blue Cross Life Insurance on our website.

Southport Benefit Solutions (902.446.3900) 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. Contact Southport today to obtain insurance that is right for you.
To learn more, please click on the Health and Dental Information Sheet or contact the team at Southport Benefit Solutions a call at 1(877)446-5763 or email andrew@southportasset.com. They’d be happy to help.

Household & Personal
Ascendo Fitness - Sydney (902.270.7747) Offers members a 20% savings on a yearly membership that includes all access and a full schedule of classes. Healthy choices and friendly support for the community is their mission. Ascendo Fitness is dedicated to creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Photo ID as proof of licensure with the Association will be required when signing up for membership

Big Dig Excavating Ltd. (902.237.7278) Offers members 10% off all services, including excavation, drain installation and/or repair, demolition, trucking, foundation repair, sodding, and fire/insurance clean-ups.

Coldwell Banker - Supercity Realty Offers a 20% discount on a member's selling commission and 20% buying commission cashback. To receive more information on this exclusive offer, call (902.450.5752) or visit Coldwell Banker’s website for more information on the company and its services.

Elizabeth Fougere RMT (Registered Massage Therapist) - (1-782-882-1518) Offers members a 10% discount on 1-hour Massage Therapy Treatments. Elizabeth is an independent Massage Therapist located at the Dartmouth Yoga Center. Trained in Swedish Massage, Cronic Pain, and Aromatherapy, Elizabeth applies a variety of techniques to bring health to injured muscles, ligaments, and bones. A valid CANS licence must be presented at the time of booking. Provides direct billing to most major insurance companies. Click here for more information.

Goodlife Workplace Wellness - As a member of the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia, Goodlife Fitness is pleased to offer preferred membership pricing with access to over 250 Goodlife Fitness Clubs across Canada. Included with your corporate membership are the following benefits: significant savings (up to 40%) off regular membership rates, corporate rate extended to family, professionally trained staff, towel service, access to Goodlife Rewards Program, and world-renowned Group Fitness Classes. The enrollment process will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Please visit https://corporate.goodlifefitness.com 

Investors Group Offers the membership a Group RRSP. Members have access to an Investors Group consultant who will provide confidential, personalized financial advice covering topics such as retirement planning, saving for a child’s education, tax planning, cash management, and estate planning.  Contact Investors Group today to meet with a local consultant and receive exemplary advice regarding 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

Killerclean (902.233.5557) Offers members 20% off all services, including residential and/or business cleaning, car care, and personal laundry and grocery shopping. 

Massiah's Cleaning - (902.691.3600) A locally owned and operated commercial cleaning company looking to cater to your Cosmetology needs. They cater not only to your floors but your weekly cleaning and COVID-19 requirements. Contact them today for a free cleaning and COVID-19 inspection and let them help you keep your business not only looking it’s best, but keep it safe. Cosmetology Association members get a 20% discount on all cleaning and COVID services. 
Contact by phone or by email. info@massiahscleaning.com

Ultramar - Offering an exclusive Home Heating Offer to Cosmetology Members in good standing. Members receive a savings of $0.08 cents per litre on furnace oil, new propane customers receive a 300 L credit on first delivery (conditions apply), and 50% savings on a service plan for the first year. Bundle your oil and propane and receive an additional 2 cents per litre. (Contact the Association office to receive your exclusive PROMO CODE). For more information, please contact 
Sandra Telfer sandra.telfer@parkland.ca or by phone (902.219.4944). 

Cosmetology Association (NS)
126 Chain Lake Drive
Halifax, NS  B3S 1A2

Hours of Operation
Monday 8:30 - 4:30
Tuesday 8:30 - 4:30
Wednesday 8:30 - 4:30
Thursday 8:30 - 4:30
Friday 8:30 - 3:00

*Holiday or Weather closures/cancellations will be noted in the Calendar
Office: (902)468-6477
Fax: (902)468-7147
Toll Free: (800)765-8757

General Inquiries

Provincial Exam Information

Executive Director
Dana Sharkey, CAE



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