Approved Sales Corporation Licence

To obtain an Approved Sales Corporation licence, complete the following steps:

Step 1: Have your business name approved by the Commission

Your business name is your first name (or a nickname registered with the Commission) and your last name exactly as it appears on your licence, followed by the word “Limited”. To seek approval, send your business name to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “Approved Sales Corporation Name” in the subject line.

Step 2: Have your business name approved by the Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stock Companies

Contact the Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stock Companies to ensure your approved name is available. If your name is already taken, you may add an additional word or words to obtain the unique name, but you must obtain the Registrar's approval first.

Step 3: Register your business name with the Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stock Companies

To register your approved sales corporation, you must file an application for incorporation with the Registry of Joint Stock Companies. Both the Registry of Joint Stock Companies and the Commission strongly advise you obtain legal counsel to assist you in preparing the application.

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Step 4: Apply for an Approved Sales Corporation Licence

To apply for an approved sales corporation licence, you must complete an Approved Sales Corporation Licence application and accompany it with the following:

  • A copy of the Memorandum of Association including any amendments
  • A copy of the Certificate of Incorporation and Certificate of Registration
  • The approved sales corporation licence fee

Important considerations regarding Approved Sales Corporations:

You are responsible for renewing your approved sales corporation with the Registry of Joint Stock Companies and the Commission every year. Approved sales corporation licences expire on June 30th of every year and are renewed on July 1st.

Your approved sales corporation licence is issued through your brokerage. Upon termination of your real estate licence, your approved sales corporation licence also terminates. If you terminate from one brokerage and reinstate with another brokerage you must also terminate and reinstate your approved sales corporation licence.

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Approved Sales Corporation Licence Application

 

The Nova Scotia Real Estate
Commission
is the regulator of the
Nova Scotia real estate industry.

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Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission

601-1595 Bedford Highway
Bedford, NS
B4A 3Y4

p: 1.902.468.3511 or
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licensing@nsrec.ns.ca
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