Mortgage brokers in Nova Scotia are licensed under Service Nova Scotia, under the Mortgage Brokers and Lenders Registration Act. This licensing is meant to regulate the information available to borrowers on both a transactional and annual basis, to limit the levying of pre-payment penalties, and to protect the borrower’s right to refinance. Mortgage brokers must renew their license each year, with an annual fee due to the Ministry of Finance.
Despite being one of the smallest provinces, Nova Scotia is also one of the most population dense. This Atlantic province is known for stunning coastlines, puffins, and delicious seafood. Just under a million Canadians call this maritime province home, with about 400,000 living in the provincial capital of Halifax. Other top towns include Truro, Cape Breton and Amherst. Like other eastern provinces, the economy is resource-based with many Nova Scotians working in fishing, mining, agriculture and forestry.