Own the skill. Earn your future.

Earn money while you learn! As an apprentice, you receive a salary from the employer that hires you. This salary increases as each stage of the program is successfully completed.


An investment that pays off.

If you’re an employer that relies on skilled workers, apprenticeship is one of the best investments you can make. Not only is it a proven way to develop the right talent for your workplace, it also contributes to the success of your business.


Apprenticeship Award of Excellence

The Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency "Apprenticeship Award of Excellence" recognizes the importance and investment of industry employers, journeypersons, educators, instructors and mentors who believe in apprenticeship training and understand its value to both apprentices and businesses that contribute to the prosperity of the province. Our award-recipient champions exemplify these characteristics.

Award of Excellence Champions

News and Events

Latest News

Industry Update | February 2024

New Supports Provide Apprentices With Money For Tools and Technology

On February 16, 2024, Jill Balser, Minister of Labour, Skills and Immigration, announced two new grants at Port Hawkesbury Paper to help registered apprentices purchase tools and technology to support their training…


Inspire Inclusion in the NS Skilled Trades

The Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency is proud to support the Inspire Inclusion in the NS Skilled Trades event as the title sponsor.

The event is a celebration of women and gender-diverse people in the skilled trades, and…