Commission & Industry Facts
Mandate & Authority: The Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission is an independent, non-government agency, responsible for regulating the real estate industry in Nova Scotia. Founded in 1997 under the Nova Scotia Real Estate Trading Act, its mission is to ensure consumer confidence in the real estate industry by supervising the professional activities of all real estate brokers and salespeople practicing in Nova Scotia.
Commission composition: Up to 10 members, including: 3 elected licensees, 3 government-appointed public members, 3 association appointed licensees and one Commercial representative licensee appointed by the Commission.
Chair: Mary MacDonald, Walt MacDonald Real Estate Ltd.
Number of Commission staff: 8
Number of licensees: 1,649 (as of August 2019)
Number of real estate brokerages (incl. branches): 222 (as of August 2019)
Number of new licensees in 2019: 125 (as of August 2019)