Some rental units will already have utilities hooked up for you. However, the standard is a rental price + utilities you pay for on your own. All utilities for an owned building are your responsibility. 


The only power company in Nova Scotia is Nova Scotia Power. You will need to contact them to set up the power in your home, or transfer it to an account for you. If you don’t have any past credit or history with them, they may require a refundable down payment to open your account. You can find more information, including contact information on the Nova Scotia Power website.


The type of heat you have depends on the home you live in. The most common types of heat sources in Nova Scotia are oil heat, electric heat, propane and wood. If you have electric heat, the cost will be added to your power bill.

However, if you have oil heat, you will need a company to fill up your oil tank before you can heat your home.  

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Last Modified: September 22, 2021