Currently, corporations that contravene the Direct Sellers' Regulation Act face fines of $1,000.
The amendments to the act would also see the range of fines against individuals rise to between $500 to $25,000.
That range of fines is now $100 to $1,000.
The changes would also allow the government to identify the names of people and companies accused of violating the act in order to warn the public.
Consumers would also be allowed to cancel contracts at any time.
Service Nova Scotia Minister Mark Furey says the changes are intended to protect seniors from misleading and aggressive tactics by door-to-door sales people and companies.
Furey says the changes would bring Nova Scotia's regulations and fines governing door-to-door sales in line with most other provinces.
He says the new fines would take effect July 1, while the remainder of the changes would be proclaimed once the regulations are finalized.