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…

Nearly one-thousand job seekers attend CANS Construction Job Fair in Halifax

The Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency (NSAA) was proud to support and help bring to life the CANS Construction Job Fair. On February 8, 2024, over 900 job seekers attended the one-day event in Halifax and connected with more than 25 employers in the construction industry.

New Supports Announced for Apprentices to Purchase Tools and Technology

Today the Nova Scotia Government announced two new grants for apprentices to purchase tools and technology to support their training towards trade certification.

The Province will…

More Training, Support for Skilled Trades Professionals

The Nova Scotia Government has announced funding for more training seats in high-demand trades to move almost 200 apprentices off wait lists and into technical training to continue their journey towards certification. This is the first step to eliminating wait lists in high-demand programs.…

CAS financial incentive is helping employers offset costs and provide apprentices further opportunities

The Canadian Apprenticeship Service (CAS) offers financial support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who hire and train new first-year apprentices in 39 Red Seal trades in the construction and industrial/manufacturing sectors. The funding was introduced in 2022 and to date over 600…


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…

CANS Construction Job Fair

The Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency has partnered with the Construction Association of Nova Scotia for the CANS Construction Job Fair…

WorkForward Conference 2023


Registrations are open for WorkForward 2023, the Association of Industry Sector Councils' annual conference in partnership with Nova Scotia Works.

Taking place on November 21-22 at the Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax, this two-day conference…

2023 Annual Industry Meeting and Awards Breakfast

Modernization in Action

Skilled trades and technology are at the forefront of Nova Scotia’s growing economy. An innovative apprenticeship training and certification model is the future!

The Nova Scotia…

Career fair hosted by NSCLRA Electrical Contractors Society


NSCLRA Electrical Contractors Society is holding a career fair on March 16, 2023, from 2pm-5pm and 6pm-8pm, at 1 Regency Drive in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Join them as their electrical contractors attempt to identify talented construction…