NSRBA | 902-830-7499 – Nova Scotia Registered Barbers Association


The apprenticing exam date is:

Sunday, November 15, 2020.

Located at Brian’s Barber Shop
799 Sackville Dr.
Lower Sackville, NS

Arrive time with your model at 9:30am
Start time 10:00am

Practical exam:

Please bring all your tools, capes, styling products and straight blades.
Everything else will be provided.

Models Hair must be at least 3 inches on the top
1 inch on the sides
1/2 inch on the nap of the neck

Face shaves

Models face should only have 3 days max of hair growth please do not come in with beards.

Lunch at 12pm

Theory exam begins at 1pm.

Please contact Milva @ milva73@gmail.com to register. 



 Here's the link to the small business reopening support grant 



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. http://www.nsbarbers.ca/covid19-back-to-work/ 


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

 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 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.

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





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 2020 and must be renewed by December 15, 2020


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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