“Freemasonry is an organization of like-minded men who accept a lifestyle based on a universal system of morality dedicated to the self-improvement of its members and thereby contributing to the building of a better community.”

The steps to become a Nova Scotia Freemason

Freemasonry was founded by men sharing a commitment to supporting each other in friendship, fellowship and service to mankind. For over 250 years, Nova Scotia men have found fulfillment as members of the fraternity, which still operates on the same core values.



Step One Before you Start

The first step in order to become a Freemason, is to meet these requirements:

    • Be a man.

    • Have a sound reputation, and be well-recommended by your peers.

    • You must believe in a Supreme Being and be of good moral Character.

    • Be over the age of 21 years, or 18 if the son of Freemason.

Step Two Separate the hype from the truth.

Books movies, television shows and on line videos, have perpetuated the notion that Freemasonry is a secret society with designs on taking over the world. The truth is that Freemasons are not part of any such conspiracy, and people who attempt to join Freemasonry hoping to gain access to these type of secrets or material gains are not approaching the fraternity with the right intentions and are wasting their effort.


Step Three Contact a Lodge

Contact a Lodge secretary in your community found here under Districts or the map at the bottom of the page. If not sure you can also fill out the contact form below or directly contact the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia by phone or email and you will be put in in contact with a Lodge near you.

The Grand Lodge Nova Scotia jurisdiction require that potential members approach the brotherhood of their own accord you will not be directly asked to join a Lodge.

Step Four the Lodge Process

Accept an invitation to meet with Masons of the Lodge and if interested petition the Lodge for membership.

After your petition has been reviewed in a lodge meeting, you will be called for an interview with a group of Freemasons who form an Investigative Committee.

You will be asked questions concerning your reasons for wanting to become a Freemason, your history, and your character. The committee may also want to meet with your partner

You will have the opportunity to ask questions about Freemasonry.

The Investigative Committee will spend some time investigating with regard to your character and suitability for membership.

The Lodge’s members will vote at a lodge meeting on whether to accept you as a member.

If you are accepted, you will receive an invitation to become a member when the lodge does an initiation.

If you would like to find out more about Freemasonry and joining Freemasons please email the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia at  glnsoffice@eastlink.ca  or phone  (902) 423-6149

You can also contact a Lodge secretary in your community using the Lodge Locator page.

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