The Village of Pugwash is one of 20 incorporated villages in Nova Scotia.
The Village services provided include parks and recreation, festivals and the provision, care and maintenance of sidewalks. The Village staff and commissioners work closely with all other levels of government to ensure that all services are maintained and that new services, such as water supply, are provided in a timely and appropriate manner.
The Village affairs are overseen by a team of five elected commissioners who work to provide the best services possible to village ratepayers. The village staff provide those services and advise the commission when new or different services are required.
The rights, restrictions and services that can be offered by a Village are described in the Nova Scotia Municipal Government Act. Chapter 18 pertains specifically to Villages.
2023 Village Taxes - no rate change from 2022
Residential: 35c on every $100 of assessed value
Commercial: 42c on every $100 of assessed value
The assessed value of a property is adjusted annually. Taxes are used to provide the services listed below (see Village Services). These are services that are not otherwise provided by the Municipality of Cumberland.
2023 Municipality of Cumberland Taxes
Residential: $1.14 on every $100 of assessed value
Commercial: $2.71 on every $100 of assessed value
Fore more financial information, please go to this page.
Seasonal Staff - 2023
The Village of Pugwash is an equal opportunities employer, offering seasonal employment that starts in early May. Funding assistance regulations may affect eligibility with preference given to students or young adults aged 16-30. Click on the position names for job descriptions for the positions approved for 2022. Please send resume and covering letter to the contact information given. A basic application form is available here.
Note: all staff are hired only for the 2023 season.
Administrative Assistant -
A fun office space to hone your office skills and learn so much more!
Recreational Director -
Spend June prepping for July and August summer events. Not just a job for the physically active. Bring your computer and organizing skills to the Village for a fun summer of activities.
Visitor Information Councilor -
The traveling public want to know all about what is going on in the area. Bring your local knowledge and welcoming smile to the Village VIC. May include additional administrative duties.
Grounds keeping isn't just mowing. Be part of the team that keeps the Village looking so beautiful through all the seasons.
Bring your gardening skills and ideas to Pugwash. Hours will depend on growing season weather conditions. This position is made possible with funding assistance from Pugwash Communities in Bloom.