Out-of-Province and Out-of-Country Transfers
Like other provinces in Canada, Nova Scotia provides consideration to individuals from another province or country wishing to practice beauty services or cosmetology.
Applicants who live outside of Nova Scotia or have recently moved to the province from a jurisdiction without licensing regulations for cosmetologists and who want to take the examination but have not been trained must have evidence of sufficient work experience that the association can review to qualify for the exam without taking further training.
Further information about the full process for out-of-province transfers is available here:
For out-of-country transfers, the law highlights that a person should provide evidence to the CANS, as set out in the regulations, that they have sufficient experience and/or training and education in their chosen trade to be able to take the provincial examination. A specific timeframe is given to applicants to take the examination after they completed their training.
Check out the full details for the requirements here: