Applications for Technical Training

We are receiving a significantly high number of technical training applications since the training schedule was posted on May 1. Agency staff are working hard to ensure that all applications are processed in a timely manner. Confirmation letters for apprentices who have been granted seats will…

New Voluntary Trade Program to Provide More Inclusive Hair Care

People who want to learn how to perform natural hair care services or have their skills recognized can soon become certified practitioners in Nova Scotia.

The Black Beauty Culture…

Moving Dreams Forward

Meet Apie N'Da, Red Seal Hairstylist

There are many different reasons for choosing a career path. Some individuals follow in the footsteps of a parent, and some are enticed by a high paying job with incentives. But for some people, a career spent following a passion and…

Become a Certified Farm Technician

Farm Technician refresher training will run April 11 to May 16, 2022
Registration closes Wednesday, April 6 at 4:30 p.m. 

Refresher Training

The Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency is working in partnership with the Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University to develop…

'Winning the Lottery'

From an early age, Chyenne McPherson knew that she wanted to be a skilled tradesperson. She grew up around skilled tradespeople, enjoyed math, problem-solving and hands-on work. Although she originally thought she wanted to be a steamfitter/pipefitter, after exploring a variety of skilled trades…


2021 Annual Industry Meeting

Annual Industry Meeting and Awards Breakfast: A Learning Workplace is a Healthy Workplace

The 7th Annual Industry Meeting (AIM) took place on October 28, 2021. This was an in-person event with an option to attend virtually extended to…

A Journey to Success

Rafael Tomas, Automotive Service Technician | A story about the struggles of starting over in a new country, and the journey to success.

It is never an easy thing to pack up your life and move to another country. For…

Women Belong in the Skilled Trades

Melissa Cooke, Red Seal Plumber | After a short time working in the plumbing trade, Melissa Cooke’s male colleagues were accepting and ‘treated her like a sister’. But she admits that she had to work hard to get there.

Determination to Succeed

Malachi Gayle, Red Seal Truck and Transport Mechanic | As a young boy growing up in Jamaica, Malachi knew that he wanted to work in the skilled trades. He was fascinated with large trucks and the equipment required to operate…

2020 Annual Industry Meeting

Per the Agency’s Operating Charter, the Board is required to conduct an annual meeting with industry to get information and input for Agency planning and accountability. The Board holds the meeting in the fall of each year.

On October 23…