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 Important (there is an update)

This is the draft for all the back to work guidelines, there is many helpful ideas and rules for everyone to get back to work. Draft Return to Work Guidelines We are part of phase 1 to go back to work so please start your planning and ordering of stock right away. There is not a date set but if everything goes well, it will be soon.


To all the members of the Nova Scotia Registered Barbers Association,

So far, the news is that we are going to be included in phase 1 for going back to work. That means you all should be getting ready right now with acquiring supplies like sanitizer, disinfectant and masks. There is some good information below for where to buy some products and any updates that we can get from the government. Also, we will need to get our business protocols for staff and customers in place.

We don’t have an exact date as to when we can go back to work as we need to see how much the virus is going to spread in the next while. We have been working very hard on the back to work guidelines and they are almost ready to go, just needs a little more work and we will need approval from Dr. Strang and the Department of Labour and Advanced Education. I will be posting that here as soon as we can.

The Government of Nova Scotia will have the final say on when we will reopen. It is important for members to check with Provincial and Federal levels of Government as they will also be
providing reopening support and guidelines for businesses.

Keep checking our site as we will update everyone as soon as possible.

There are posters and fact sheets on the government site https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/resources/

Stay safe everyone

To all the members,

I have been in touch with Dr. Robert Strang,

The provincial government is about to start on a broad sectoral consultation process to inform Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 recovery strategy and they have  asked that the NS Registered Barbers Association be included in the consultation with organizations representing the personal services sector.

Businesses, associations and industry will be asked to develop a framework outlining approaches to reopening and operating in a way that will continue to meet the important public health criteria. 

Member Update

We are working on a back to work plan at the moment with Dr. Strang  and the Department of Advanced Education. At the moment we have not come up with a date to go back to work and I stress that anyone caught working right now will face a minimum fine of $7500.  And the client could face a $1000. fine. Please be patient, we will all be back to work soon. The number of active COVID 19 cases has diminished drastically and if they keep going in this direction, it will mean we can go back to work sooner.

While we are waiting to go back to work, we can try to prepare and order some things we will likely need for the next while. The Government is also working with other Nova Scotia Businesses that have changed their operations to provide much needed protective equipment during this crisis so that businesses will have access to these items. 

We also have some extra masks $1.75 each, they come in a box of 50. We also have some face shields for $10. If you are interested, send your details and an email transfer to treasurer@nsbarbers.ca


Big Erics

 171 John Savage Ave, Dartmouth, NS Phone(902) 454-9384







Cosmo Prof Beauty – contact your local sales rep or visit the store link


Maritime Beauty Supplies – sales@maritimebeauty.com


Nichent Energy Inc – 902-222-1746
Email: dhighmore@nichentenergy.com 
Website: www.Nichentenergy.com

KN95 Masks

Surgical 3 ply Disposable masks 

Nitrile Sterile gloves

Face Shields

Cleaning supplies


Source Atlantic – 902-717-6879
Email: guthro.luke@sourceatlantic.ca 
Website: www.sourceatlantic.ca/returntowork 


Cleaning supplies

Disposable masks

Hand sanitizer 



The Nova Scotia Spirit Company

Email amanda@novascotiaspirits.com

They are making 80% hand sanitizer in

4 Liter jugs for $50.

And 20 Liter jugs for $200.


Fastenal Products – 902-895-3601
Email: michabro@fastenal.com 
Website: https://www.fastenal.com

 3-ply masks (50 per box)

Face Sheild (110 per box)

 Nitrile Gloves



We are trying to source more companies for the products that we need. If any of you have some to add, please let us know.

As soon as we have more information about back to work, we will post it here as soon as possible.

As soon as I find out the details, I will post them here. Please be patient, it is going to be a slow process. Fortunately, we can see what the other provinces are doing ahead of us and we can learn from them. 

If anyone wants to take the Barbicide course, It is here  https://barbicide.com/certification/

If anyone has any financial concerns during the shutdown, here is the site with all the answers https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html also you can get all the info you will need to apply for the CERB. https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html?fbclid=IwAR1CuNR3lq8FJniWfPC-OfDGFqTXb33v_6o5JjME7mArW3wHFLpvExMRD8k  You have to apply for the CERB every month. You can find all the government updates on what is going on with the virus under the COVID 19 heading at the top of this page. It is updated daily.

New Automated Certificate Renewals (PayPal)

 All Certificates expire on December 31 2019 and must be renewed by December 15, 2019


For anyone who is renewing their certificate after February 29th, there will be a late fee of $25.00

For instant online renewal of your Barbers or Master Barber membership click here

New Barber Shop Certificate Instant online Registration   click here

 We are now streamlining the site and including an automated renewal and registration system with PayPal.




The Nova Scotia Government is now accepting applications for positions on the Barbers Act Board of Examiners. The duty of the board is to conduct examinations for persons seeking a Certificate of Registration as a qualified and certified barber, able to practice barbering in Nova Scotia. The Board meets at least twice a year to examine candidates. All applicants must have practised the trade of barbering for at least ten years. For more information, please visit the Nova Scotia Government’s, Executive Council Office ABC website, https://novascotia.ca/exec_council/abc/ for more information on the Board and to apply. In order to apply, individuals must create an online profile and apply to the Barber’s Act Board of Examiners.



As the membership is aware we are in dire need up updating our legislation. Our Association need the Barbers of Nova Scotia to unite and work forward to the development of the industry.

One of the things that we are working on is our Occupational Standard, which you can find under the Policies heading, it is a rough draft of what it is supposed to be. We are looking for your opinions and criticisms to help develop the standard. If there is anything at all that you think we should add or just your opinion, please feel free to send an email to president@nsbarbers.ca This is just one step towards making our association what it is meant to be.

If you have any questions about registration or the status of an application please contact our Registrar Milva Marcattili registrar@nsbarbers.ca



The Nova Scotia Registered Barbers Association was established in 1942. It is the governing body that regulates the practices of the Professional Barbers, Barber Apprentices, Barber Students, Barber Shops and Barber Schools.

Our Primary focus is to protect the public health, safety and welfare.

The Association qualifies and licenses Individuals and businesses. It Establishes and enforces Administrative Rules and Laws, and provides information so the Public may make informed decisions.

The Association also serves to foster growth and support in the barbering industry in Nova Scotia.  News, events and information.


The Nova Scotia Registered Barbers’ Association Act was implemented in 1942. We are working on updating the act. If you would like to review the act you can click  here for more information.



If you are interested in applying for a registered barber license or apprentice barber license click here for more information.


Brian Smith – President
Myles Augustine – Vice President
Randy Wells – Secretary
          Milva Marcattili – Registrar               Paola Marcattili – Treasurer
David Lyle – Director
Dave Cormier – Director

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