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 a member of the board (non-adjudicative)

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

Brad Smith

Employee Representative
Construction Sector
Headshot of Trent Soholt

Trent Soholt

Shawn McKillop

Shawn McKillop, RSE

Employee Representative
Todd Marsman

Todd Marsman, RSE

Employee Representative
William Cutler

William Cutler, MMP, RSE

Employee Representative
Motive Power
Julie Marks

Julie Marks

Employer Representative
Heather Cruickshanks headshot

Heather Cruickshanks

Employer Representative
Construction Sector
Gordon MacLean headshot

Gordon MacLean

Headshot of Charmaine Roma

Charmaine Roma

Employee Representative Service Sector
Headshot of Carol Dayment

Carol Dayment

Employer Representative
Industrial & Manufacturing Sector
Headshot of Ann Sylliboy

Ann Sylliboy

Jan Fullerton

Jan Fullerton

Michael MacDonald

Michael MacDonald, GSC

Employer Representative
Headshot of Anna Burke

Anna Burke

NSCC Representative
VP Academic