Notice - Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

This registration form asks you to provide personal information.

The Government of Nova Scotia, including the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration, is bound by the principles and requirements of the Nova Scotia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) Act. The FOIPOP Act sets out when we can collect personal information, how that information may be used and in what circumstances your information may be disclosed to others.

Nova Scotia's FOIPOP Act defines the meaning of personal information. It means information about an identifiable person (you), including name, date of birth, Internet Protocol address, e-mail address, marital status, employment, income, assets, liabilities, benefits received under other provincial and federal programs and other information collected by our programs or services that may identify you.

Any personal information about you that we collect is used to provide you with services. For example, we use personal information for registration to our programs or for determining your eligibility for services, including but not limited to the Nova Scotia Nominee Program, and settlement services funded by the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration. We also collect and use your personal information to administer our programs and services, including research, monitoring, and evaluation.

Some functions within these programs or services are provided by service providers external to the Government of Nova Scotia. All external service providers that provide you with services on our behalf must comply with our privacy requirements and must meet the applicable security, privacy and terms of use provisions.

Under the privacy provisions of the FOIPOP Act you have the right to request correction of, and access to, your personal information.

To obtain access to your personal information, contact the Information Access and Privacy Services unit by email at IAPServices@novascotia.ca or phone (902) 424-2985 or 1-844-424-2985.

To request correction of your personal information, contact the Nova Scotia Nominee Program by email at nsnp@novascotia.ca or phone (902) 424-5230.