Are you moving to Halifax or did you recently buy a new home? Here's a reference guide or every utility & local service provider for the Halifax and surrounding areas. We hope this list will be a valuable resource to help you transfer accounts or create new ones quickly. Included are many of the local companies for water, electricity, gas, trash, internet, and more! If you have any questions or need a recommendation, please don't hesitate to reach out!
Nova Scotia Power Corp - Nova Scotia's electricity is currently regulated so there is only one electricity company. To ensure adequate time for disconnection or hook-up call at least 2 weeks prior to possession day.
There are several providers within the Halifax area and Nova Scotia. Please check out the efficiency nova scotia guide at https://www.efficiencyns.ca/tools-resources/guide/nova-scotia-solar-guide/. There you will find several businesses to choose from of which there are only three listed here.
Internet, Cable, & Phone Services
There are several providers to choose from with the Halifax area. They provide telephone & high speed internet, as well as security & television. Most offer better pricing for bundled services. Please make arrangements at least two weeks prior to move in day.
Halifax's water service is currently regulated so there is one main water company. They bill for water, sewer & trash pick up. The HRM has an extensive recycling program which includes cardboard, plastics, wood, electronics, organics and more. Please contact them a minimum or two working days before connection is required. They may require you to sign contract and pay a service fee. Also download the Hfx Recycles App on IOS or Android. It will remind you have pickup details and if you ever wonder what can or cannot be recycled, the search option will tell you.
Furnace oil is used to fuel oil fired hot water tanks & furnaces. Most providers are listed below.
There are several providers with the Halifax area. They supply gas and rentals for you propane fired appliances.
There is only one natural gas provider with Nova Scotia. And not all properties have access to natural gas.
Most properties within the Halifax area receive mail delivery through the postal box system. Contact Canada Post to arrange lock replacement and new keys. They will require a form to be completed but, once completed, they generally have the order completed within two days.