Sections 11 and 12 of the Governor-in-Council Education Act Regulations provide for the recognition of teaching service for salary increment purposes:
Please note that salary determination and administration is the responsibility of an employing school board in the province of Nova Scotia.
The Office of Teacher Certification is responsible for maintaining a record of individual teaching service accrued by each certified teacher in the province. As part of this responsibility, the Office of Teacher Certification will assess teaching service accrued elsewhere and maintain a cumulative record of all teaching service for certified teachers.
Employing school boards in Nova Scotia will use a record of teaching service produced by the Office of Teacher Certification along with a teacher's certificate classification to determine where a teacher should be placed on a relevant salary scale. Please see the link to teacher salary scales in Nova Scotia below:
A teacher who is looking to transfer service from another jurisdiction to Nova Scotia should ensure they comply with the instructions found at the following link to ensure service is reviewed by the Office of Teacher Certification:
Please review the Frequently Asked Questions below regarding teaching service.