Provincial-Territorial Apprentice Mobility Agreement and Protocol
Canada's Premiers have signed a Provincial-Territorial Apprentice Mobility Protocol, and the Ministers responsible for apprenticeship have signed a Provincial-Territorial Mobility Agreement. These documents will help make it easier for apprentices to work temporarily (or move permanently) between provinces and territories, and receive recognition for hours worked and other training completed.
The protocol obligates Ministers responsible for apprenticeship to provide clear, consistent information for apprentices and employers, and to recognize hours worked and technical training successfully completed by apprentices, regardless of the jurisdiction in which they were completed. The protocol applies to apprentices moving permanently or temporarily, and to recent graduates of college trades programs. Its overall goal is to ensure the availability of a skilled, competitive workforce across the country. Jurisdictions agreed to have the protocol in place by January 2016.
- If you are moving from Nova Scotia to work PERMANENTLY in another Canadian province or territory, please open the Transfer Guide. Look for that province/territory's entry in the table of contents for details about how to apply as an apprentice with them.
- If you are PERMANENTLY moving from another province/territory to work in Nova Scotia, you can register as a Nova Scotia apprentice. Above, select "Register as a Nova Scotia Apprentice: Employed in Nova Scotia". You will find the procedure and forms that you need. Additional details about transferring to Nova Scotia permanently are available in the Transfer Guide. Look for Nova Scotia's entry in the table of contents under the section called Permanent Apprentice Mobility.
- If you are a Nova Scotia apprentice planning to work TEMPORARILY in another Canadian province/territory: Make sure you carry your apprentice ID card. You do NOT have to register again in the other province/territory; you can remain registered in Nova Scotia! Above, select "Transfer an Existing Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agreement from One Employer to Another". You will find the procedure and forms that you need.
- If you are a Nova Scotian, but NOT a registered apprentice, and you wish to work TEMPORARILY in another Canadian province or territory, you can register as a Nova Scotia apprentice! Above, select "Register as a Nova Scotia Apprentice: Employed in All Other Canadian Provinces/Territories". You will find the procedure and forms that you need.
- If you are an Out-of-province/territory apprentice planning to work TEMPORARILY in Nova Scotia: Make sure you carry your apprentice ID card. You do NOT have to register again in Nova Scotia. There are no further requirements for you to be able to work as an apprentice in Nova Scotia.
- Provincial-Territorial Apprentice Mobility Agreement English French
- Provincial-Territorial Apprentice Mobility Protocol English French
- Provincial-Territorial Apprentice Mobility Transfer Guide English French
- Provincial-Territorial Apprentice Mobility Guidelines English French
- Provincial-Territorial Apprentice Questions & Answers English French
- ATLANTIC Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Apprentice Mobility English French
- ATLANTIC Q&As About the Atlantic Memorandum of Understanding English French