Civil Service – All Departments


Members who work in the Civil Service include: administrative professionals, forest technicians, geologists, child-protection workers, food inspectors, fisheries technicians, accountants, planners, clerks, architects, youth workers, tourism workers, archives and museum staff, correctional officers, fisheries and agricultural technicians, vehicle-compliance officers, and many more. These workers are governed by the Civil Service Collective Bargaining Act. Civil Service workers do not have the right to strike; instead, interest arbitration is used in the event of a bargaining impasse.

Civil Service Agreement

  • Local 1 – Cape Breton
  • Local 2 – Pictou County
  • Local 3 – Colchester and East Hants Counties
  • Local 4 – Annapolis, Kings and West Hants Counties
  • Local 5 – Lunenburg, Shelburne and Queens Counties
  • Local 6 – HRM, Technical and Services (TS) Workers
  • Local 7 – HRM, Clerical (CL) Workers
  • Local 8 – HRM, Professional (PR) Workers
  • Local 14 – Antigonish and Guysborough Counties
  • Local 16 – Yarmouth and Digby Counties
  • Local 17 – Cumberland County
  • Local 480A – Antigonish Correctional Facility
  • Local 480B – Cumberland Correctional Facility, Amherst
  • Local 480C – Cape Breton Correctional Facility, Sydney
  • Local 480F – Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, Dartmouth
  • Local 480I – Southwest Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, Yarmouth

Mileage Rates effective April 1, 2024

How are mileage rates determined?

Civil Service Classification Appeals

Nova Scotia PSC Employee Centre Benefits website

Nova Scotia PSC Employee Health & Dental Plan Booklet (pdf format)

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