What permits are required?

Permits may be required for Food and Bath & Body Vendors

Food Vendors

Exhibitors offering food products at the Nova Scotia Art and Craft Show may need to possess an up-to-date Food Handlers Permit, which can be acquired online. Click here. Sellers must ascertain whether their food products require permits, as not all foods are subject to this requirement. Anyone involved in the sale of food must secure the necessary food permits as mandated by the Nova Scotia Department of Environment. It is your duty to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and guidelines.

For additional information, please consult the links below:

Public Market Guidelines for Food Vendors – https://novascotia.ca/nse/food-protection/docs/publicmarketguide.pdf

Food Permit Application – https://novascotia.ca/nse/food-protection/docs/publicmarketapp.pdf

Bath and Body Vendors

All bath and body products sold at the Nova Scotia Art and Craft Show are required to adhere to Health Canada’s Cosmetics Legislation, which mandates appropriate permits and labeling.


Each product must have a Cosmetic Notification Form submitted following Health Canada’s guidelines. Vendors should ensure they can provide all required documentation for their products when requested.