Who We Are

At the NSLC, we create exceptional experiences for our customers and take pride in being the responsible steward of beverage alcohol and cannabis sales in Nova Scotia. Our team of more than 1,600 knowledgeable employees are all about celebrating good choices – whether it’s helping you choose a unique product offering, or celebrating your decision to hail a cab at the end of a night out.

With 108 retail stores, 24 cannabis stores, 63 agency stores and four private wine and specialty stores, we are proud to serve just about every corner of the province. We offer a world-class selection of more than 5,000 products from around the globe and are constantly adapting to industry trends to ensure we carry the products our customers want.

Ultimately, we’re about the good we contribute to the province of Nova Scotia – from responsible sales, to the impact we have on the communities we serve, and the financial contribution we make to the province that helps create a stronger Nova Scotia. The foundation for these responsibilities is anchored in trust and connection – and this starts with our people and our customers.

We are committed to being the trusted retailer, partner, employer and responsible industry steward that Nova Scotians expect.  

Here are just a few ways we contribute to the good of our province:

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Responsibility

We are committed to responsibly offering the products we’ve been entrusted to sell and keep them out of the hands of minors.

Our corporate social responsibility mandate is the heart of our organization. We take this role very seriously by challenging our customers for ID over two-million times a year. By doing this, we can continue to help our customers celebrate life’s moments while being the responsible industry steward Nova Scotians expect. You can learn more about our corporate social responsibility efforts here. 

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Supporting Local Industry and the Economy

We support local industry, and recognize the importance of our financial contribution to our shareholder which helps communities get the key public services they need.

We are passionate about supporting our local producers by helping to bring their products to market and serve as a wholesaler to more than 2,000 bars and restaurants across the province. We have a role to play supporting a diverse and growing economy that allows Nova Scotians to thrive – that’s why 100% of our profits are returned to the province to help support key public services.

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Giving Back to our Communities

We create meaningful connections with our community partners by supporting causes that matter to Nova Scotians.

Nova Scotians need a strong foundation of support to be able to celebrate life’s moments and make meaningful connections. That’s why we partner with organizations that support the basic needs of people across our province and improve the well-being of our communities.

Every year we raise money to support these partnerships, such as the IWK Foundation, which provides world-class medical services and exceptional care to women and children in the Maritimes. We’re also a proud supporter of Feed Nova Scotia, which provides food security through distribution, education and collaboration. Giving back is part of who we are, and we are proud to contribute to the health and happiness of our communities.