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Corporate Application & Renewal

Please Note: This application is for a business engaging in the practice of architecture in Nova Scotia. Only one Corporate Permit is issued to each entity. You must complete this form only if:

  • you are the licensed architect responsible for business registrations at your Business; and
  • you are either an owner, partner, officer, or director of that The following is a list of information and/or items which must be submitted with your application: Completed Application for a Corporate Permit

Certificate of Status or confirmation of registration with the Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stock Companies (or if incorporated in a jurisdiction outside of Nova Scotia, confirmation of registration with that jurisdiction) establishing that the Business is in good standing as of this date. The NSAA will accept an uplpoaded PDF of the listing in the database listed at httpd://rjsc.gov.ns.ca/rjsc/   (For a complete list of Canadian provincial business registrars, please visit: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cd-dgc.nsf/eng/cs01134.html) OR Certificate of Registration to establish that the Business is registered with the Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stock Companies to carry on business in Nova Scotia.

Certificate of Insurance (subject to Section 10 of the Regulations) demonstrating that the Business named in this application carries Professional Liability Insurance in the prescribed amount along with documentation confirming that the insurance covers all work in Nova Scotia (this may take the form of a letter from the insurer).

Please be advised that:

  • Upon applying to register your business with the Registry of Joint Stock Companies, the Registry will require authorization from the NSAA that the Company has made complete applications for Licensed Architect and Corporate Permit to the The NSAA will provide this authorization upon submittal of these completed applications (with the exception of the Certificate of Registration) to the NSAA.
  • Any changes in the Business (eg. owners, partners, officers, share structure, contact information, employed architects) must be reported to the NSAA within 15 days of the
  • Nova Scotia Law requires all businesses operating in Nova Scotia to register with the Registry of Joint Stock Companies except: 1) New Brunswick corporations and NB partnerships/business names registered in New Brunswick; 2) Individuals or partners using only their personal names without a descriptive element or attachment such as ‘and Associates’ or 3) Partnerships whose sole purpose is farming or fishing. Those businesses not registered with the NS Registry of Joint Stock Companies are not charged a business registration fee.
  • A business cannot engage in the practice of architecture in the province of Nova Scotia unless the business holds a valid Corporate Permit with the

A. Contact Information

B. Business Information

Attach a PDF confirming your business registration with the Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stocks
The NSAA’s membership directory will enable individuals to search for architects geographically and by practice areas of interest. In order to assist potential clients and members of the public to engage your services, please select one or more categories.
If your specializations are not in the list above, enter them here.

C. Sole Proprietorship

Complete this section only if your company is a Sole Proprietorship registered with the Registry of Joint Stock Companies
Please note that Sole Proprietorships that are exempt from this registration must complete this application but will have their NSAA Business Registration fee waived.

D. Corporate Entity

Complete this section only if your business is a corporate entity
Please note the majority of issued voting shares must be owned by one or more individuals who hold (or are currently applying for) Licensed Architect Membership with the Nova Scotia Association of Architects.

The persons who own issued voting shares of the Company who are licensed architects under the Nova Scotia Architects Act are:

The persons who own issued voting shares of the Company who are licensed architects under the Nova Scotia Architects Act are:

Please note the majority of officers and directors must be individuals who hold (or are currently applying for) Licensed Architect Membership with the Nova Scotia Association of Architects.

The officers and directors of the Company, licensed under the Nova Scotia Architects Act, are:

E. Partnership

Complete this section only if your business is a Partnership.
Please note all partners must be individuals who hold (or are currently applying for) Licensed Architect Membership with the Nova Scotia Association of Architects or individuals who hold Professional Engineer membership in good standing with Engineers Nova Scotia.

The partners of the company are:

Please note a Confirmation of Good Standing from Engineers Nova Scotia must accompany this application for each partner listed above who is an Engineer.

F. Partnership of Corporations

Complete this section only if your business is a partnership of corporations.
Please note all corporate partners must be wholly owned by individuals who hold (or are currently applying for) Licensed Architect Membership with the Nova Scotia Association of Architects.

The corporate partners in the Partnership are:

Please note each corporate partner must be registered with the Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stock Companies, and a Certificate of Registration for each corporate partner must accompany this application in addition to the Certificate of Registration for the Partnership of Corporations completing this application.

G. Employee Information

H. Declaration

• The Nova Scotia Architects Act (2006) found on www.nsaa.ns.ca
• The Regulations pursuant to the Nova Scotia Architects Act (2006) found on www.nsaa.ns.ca
• NSAA Bylaws, Schedule D and the NSAA Canons of Ethics found on www.nsaa.ns.ca
• Nova Scotia Builders’ Lien Act and the Nova Scotia Building Code and its Regulations