The Eastern District Planning Commission provides planning and development services for the Counties of Antigonish, Inverness, Richmond, Victoria and the Town of Port Hawkesbury through the efforts of a small team of planners, inspectors, technical and support staff. We are presently accepting applications for the position of:


As a member of our team, the successful candidate will be a self-starter who can perform a variety of tasks related to the provision of long and short-term policy and regulatory advice to our Councils. Specific duties include responding to public inquiries; attending community, committee and council meetings; reviewing and preparing amendments to existing Municipal Planning Strategies and Land Use By-laws. A working knowledge of the Nova Scotia land planning process (including the administration of a subdivision by-law), the Municipal Government Act, and software associated with a planning office is therefore essential for this position.

The successful candidate will have a combination of planning experience and education which will have prepared him/her for the challenges of working with minimal supervision and with significant control over their schedule, and will be eligible for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners. The Salary range for this position is $51,308 to $60,024, commensurate to experience. The Commission reserves the right to consider filling the position below the Commission’s pay scale with a candidate without the minimum qualifications. Resumes will be received until 4:30 p.m., Friday, June 29, 2018, addressed to:

John Bain, Director
Eastern District Planning Commission
4 – 32 Paint Street
Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 3J8
Email: jdbain@edpc.ca