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Industrial Benefits

A primary objective of the Board in fulfilling its industrial benefits regulatory mandate is to ensure that Nova Scotians and other Canadians are provided with a full and fair opportunity to participate, on a competitive basis, in the supply of goods and services associated with offshore activities.

The Accord Acts require that the Board must, prior to approval of any development plan or authorization of any work or activity, receive and approve a Canada-Nova Scotia Benefits Plan unless the requirement is waived by the Board in accordance with the provisions of the legislation.

All benefits plans must provide manufacturers, consultants, contractors and service companies in the Province of Nova Scotia and in other parts of Canada, with a full and fair opportunity to participate on a competitive basis in the supply of goods and services used in any proposed work or activity referred to in the benefits plan. In addition, to be acceptable, the benefits plan must address such subjects as the establishment of an office in the province, the promotion of education and training, research and development in the province, and, of course, employment in the work program for which the plan is being submitted.

In accordance with the legislation, and consistent with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, individuals resident in the province must be given first consideration for training and employment. The same consideration shall be afforded to services provided from within the province and to goods manufactured in the province, where those services and goods are competitive in terms of fair market price, quality and delivery.

For further information about Industrial Benefits in Offshore Nova Scotia, please contact:

Debbie Mountenay
Manager, Administration and Industrial Benefits
Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board
6th Floor TD Centre
1791 Barrington Street
Halifax N.S. B3J 3K9
Telephone: (902) 422-5588 (24 hour)
Fax: (902) 422-1799