Where to Lease a Copier in Halifax & Dartmouth – The Best Leasing Companies in HRM

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Looking to lease an office copier in HRM, but not sure where to start or which company will provide you with the best options for your hard-earned dollars?

Let us do the leg work for you and gather together a list of the best place to lease a copier in Halifax and Dartmouth. You can find all this information used below with a simple Google search, but we thought we would compile a shortlist of our favourites.

Full disclosure, we at Office Interiors also offer leasing options for office equipment. If you want to read up on why you may want to do business with us, you can do that here!

Who Are The Best Office Supply Leasing Companies in HRM?

(In alphabetical order).

Bre-Mar Office Equipment Inc.

Canada’s leading Remarketer and Wholesaler for tier-one copier equipment was established in 1990. Bre-Mar Office Equipment has maintained a strong approach to remarketing copiers across Canada and the US. They partner with all major Canadian leasing companies, independent copier dealers and OEM’s.


With over 50 years of experience servicing organizations across the engineering, construction, printing, forestry and government sectors. Cansel’s Executive team of professionals combines hardware, software and services together to provide tailored solutions that improve business workflows from start to finish.

Datarite Intelligent Printing

Since 1983 Datarite has been providing Atlantic Canadians with the office equipment, service and supplies they need to do business.  Datarite offers a wide range of products including printers, MFPs, wide format printers, scanners, refurbished copiers and managed print services.  Their flagship line is HP, but they also offer Xerox, Canon, Lexmark, Samsung, Brother and Dell devices.

The Fax & Printer Guy Inc.

A locally owned and operated business that has been serving the Halifax business community area since 1999. They are a full-service, vendor-neutral Office Imaging and IT technology solutions provider. They believe that choosing local makes our economy stronger and we couldn’t agree more. 

Ontario Copier

Ontario Copier is a Canadian copier dealer operating in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They recently expanded their business to provide sales, service and leasing of multifunction copiers across all of Nova Scotia, including Halifax.

Workplace Essentials

Founded over 50 years ago, Workplace Essentials has been providing office equipment to Nova Scotians out of their Dartmouth and Port Williams offices for decades.  With a service team spread around the province, they are confident they can service any customer.  From printers to copiers and fax machines to mailing equipment, they offer a wide variety of products from Kyocera, Sharp, Brother, OKI, and Riso.

Xtra Document Solutions

Servicing Nova Scotian’s for more than 15 years, Xtra is a reliable, cost-effective solution for your business needs. They continue to update their brands and products to ensure they offer only the industries best selection. Xtra has also grown to be the largest Canon Dealer east of Montreal.

Benefits of Leasing Over Buying

If you are looking to lease your office equipment instead of buying, here are some things to consider:

  1. Higher approval rates for an equipment lease rather than an equipment loan. 
  2. Reduced upfront costs. Large purchases can often be burdensome for small to medium-sized businesses. Leasing allows for organizations to acquire office equipment without the large upfront costs.
  3. “Lease debt” is good debt and is not considered liable on your financial statements, which means it won’t affect your borrowing ability for future capital on other business expenses.
  4. Lease payments can be deducted from your current operating expenses entirely, instead of depreciating the asset slowly over many years.
  5. Predictable monthly expenses make budgeting easier. 

How can you assess if the dealer is successful?

In today’s market, successful dealers often are larger and have broader geographical coverage.  The size of the dealership is an indicator that the dealer can adequately support changing technologies and a more comprehensive suite of offerings. 

While both small and large dealers have access to manufacturer support lines, dealers that have large installed bases of equipment with many service technicians have a wealth of internal experience to call upon when resolving a technical problem.

They also have backup coverage for vacations, sick days and other everyday situations that can impact a dealer’s ability to service vs a smaller dealer.  Other indicators of success are how long the dealer has been in business, the size of their equipment base and the customers they serve.

A dealership that has been in business for many years, has a large installed base of equipment and a track record of servicing both large regional companies and smaller local ones, is probably financially stable. 

Larger dealers have usually invested in infrastructure that automates functions such as invoicing, meter reads, placing service calls and ordering products which enables them to service a broader range of accounts effectively.

If you would like to find out Where to Buy Office Equipment and how to choose, head on over to our Learning Center to learn more.

Cody Turner
Digital Content Specialist
Office Interiors

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