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 - 2024
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.
All job descriptions have been updated and some are completely new.
Please send a resume and covering letter to the contact information given.
Click on the name of the job that interests you for a job description and more information.
Applications are due Thursday, March 28th 2024.
Assistant to the Administrator and Events Coordinator
A fun office space to hone your office skills and learn so much more! Help prepare for the County's biggest Canada Day celebration, assist with recreation programming and office administration. Must have very strong computer skills, organizational abilities, be a problem solver and work with the public. To start April 2024.
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. Conversational level French an asset. To start May 2024
Parks Maintenance - new position!
We are looking for a gardener and groundskeeper all rolled into one. Be prepared to be busy in the growing season and willing to help out other team members when required. Bring a strong back, nimble knees and new ideas to be part of the team that keeps the Village looking so beautiful through all the seasons. Starts in May part time and will quickly become full time as the flowers (and weeds) start growing!
Public Works Assistant - new position!
Expect a wide variety of jobs coming your way as you assist the Public Works supervisor and the Parks Maintenance staff. Hours will depend on growing season weather conditions and festival preparation.