Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency

The Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency (NSAA) was established on July 1, 2014 as an agent of the Crown. The Agency is operated under the authority of the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act, the Operating Charter and the General Regulations, and is authorized to manage the trades training and certification system in Nova Scotia.

The Agency is composed of:

Apprenticeship Board

The Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency is governed by the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act. The Agency Operating Charter’s key components include the Board and committees of the Board, which include Trade Advisory Committees. The Board has 15 seats:

  • 10 trade seats
  • 4 members-at-large
  • The VP Academic of the NSCC

The Board is committed to achieving an employer/employee balance and representation from the Mi’kmaq community and groups currently under-represented in the system. 

Apply to become part of the board (non-adjudicative)

All Nova Scotians are invited to apply. You should apply to those boards that you feel your qualifications and experience best compliment.

How to Prepare Your Application

  1. Review the position profiles to determine to which boards you would like to apply.
  2. Complete the online application.
  3. Submit the Expression of Interest.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only successful applicants will be notified when they have been approved for an appointment. All appointments to ABCs are public information. Your application is kept on file for two years. After two years you must reapply to ensure your application will be considered as vacancies arise. If you are appointed to a non-adjudicative ABC, you must reapply if you wish to serve another term on the board after your initial term expires.

The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal people, African Nova Scotians and other racially visible people, persons with disabilities and women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups you are encouraged to self-identify, on either your application, covering letter or your resume.

Board Members

Headshot of Brad Smith
Chair

Brad Smith

Employee Representative
Construction Sector
Gordon MacLean headshot
Vice-Chair

Gordon MacLean

Member-at-Large
Luis Clavel headshot

Luis Clavel

Employer Representative
Service Sector
Heather Cruickshanks headshot

Heather Cruickshanks

Employer Representative
Construction Sector
Chip Dickison headshot

Chip Dickison

Employer Representative
Industrial & Manufacturing Sector
Tim Manuel headshot

Tim Manuel

Employer Representative
Motive Power Sector
Jack Wall headshot

Jack Wall

Employee Representative
Construction Sector
Paula Webber headshot

Paula Webber

Employer Representative
Construction Sector
Headshot of Charmaine Roma

Charmaine Roma

Member-At-Large
Headshot of Trent Soholt

Trent Soholt

Member-At-Large
Headshot of Carol Dayment

Carol Dayment

Employer Representative
Industrial & Manufacturing Sector
Headshot of Ann Sylliboy

Ann Sylliboy

Member-At-Large
Headshot of Anna Burke

Anna Burke

NSCC Representative
VP Academic
Headshot of Scott Blakeney

Scott Blakeney

Employer Representative
Motive Power Sector