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Geoscientists Nova Scotia is an association of professionals and serves to regulate the practice of professional geoscience in the province of Nova Scotia. The profession include titles such as “geologist”, “geophysicist”, “hydrogeologist”, “vice president of exploration” among others. When consulting a member of Geoscientists Nova Scotia, one may be assured that that individual will uphold the values of honesty and integrity.

All professional geoscientists are bound by a special code of ethics. Notably, the code states that professional geoscientists shall “hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public and the protection of the environment and promote health and safety within the workplace”. Furthermore, professional geoscientists shall “offer services, advise on, or undertake assignments only in areas of their competence and practice in a careful and diligent manner”.

If any member of the public feels that a professional geoscientist has not conducted himself/herself in a professional manner, we urge them to contact Geoscientists Nova Scotia. As a professional association, Geoscientists Nova Scotia strives to uphold the highest of professional standards.
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Geoscience is a regulated profession in virtually all of Canada. In eleven of the thirteen provinces and territories, legislative acts restrict the practice of geoscience to individuals who are registered members of (and therefore licensed by) self-governing professional associations.

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Geoscientists Canada

Geoscientists Canada is the national organization of the provincial and territorial regulatory bodies that govern Canada’s professional geoscientists and geoscientists-in-training. Geoscientists Canada co-ordinates development of high national standards of admissions, competency, practice and mobility to ensure that Canada is served by a skilled, versatile, reputable and accountable geoscience profession.