The former hurricane howled into Atlantic Canada on Saturday as a ferocious post-tropical storm with wind gusts reaching almost 150 kilometres an hour.
At least 200,000 remained without electricity in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Canada's government authorized hundreds of troops on Sunday to help clear trees after Storm Dorian tore through the Atlantic coast overnight, leaving nearly half a million people in three provinces without power.
Though utility crews were fanning out to complete repairs Sunday, Hutt said the fix work in Nova Scotia would stretch into next week.
Hurricane Dorian slammed into Nova Scotia over the weekend, knocking out power and downing trees and construction equipment.
According to the local authorities, close to a thousand Canadian soldiers will be assigned the task of clearing roads, evacuating residents trapped in flooded areas, and help in the restoration of electricity.
All schools in Nova Scotia were closed Monday after Dorian tore across Canada's Atlantic coast early Sunday, knocking out power despite losing some strength after leaving the United States.
Public Security Minister Genevieve Guilbault acknowledged that erosion has become a concern for the archipelago in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and said work was beginning immediately to protect the most vulnerable areas.
She said additional crews had been called in from Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, Florida and Maine.
As well, about 4,500 outages across Nova Scotia represent individual customers, which means one fix will bring electricity back to only one customer.
He said he understands the frustration of those still waiting for power to be restored. Several hundred homes and businesses lost power.
About 80% of Nova Scotia's homes and businesses were blacked out - the highest in the company's history.
"People can't get to function". But it weakened by the time it came ashore near Sambro, N.S., at 7:15 p.m. and was downgraded to a post-tropical storm. Roofs were blown off, trees and power lines knocked down, and other widespread damage reported.
Governor Roy Cooper said about 800 people had remained on the island to wait out Dorian, which made landfall Friday morning over the Outer Banks as a far weaker storm than the monster that devastated the Bahamas.