Forms for Employers

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  •  Submit Online  Means you complete and submit the form online. The forms can be submitted using a variety of web browsers. Payments (required for some forms) require a valid debit or credit card - VISA, MasterCard or American Express. Alternatively, select the invoice option on the form.
  •  Print & Mail  Means you electronically-fill the form, then print and submit via mail or walk-in. Payments (required for some forms) are accepted at all offices, and include certified/business cheques and/or money orders made payable to the “Minister of Finance”. Alternatively, you can select the invoice option on the form. NOT accepted: American Express, cash and personal cheques. Credit card (Visa, Mastercard) payments for Print and Mail forms can be made in person only.
  • Blank forms can be provided if you experience any difficulties completing the forms. Please contact the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency's General Inquiries line.
Apprenticeship Registration Forms

Submit Online  or  Print and Mail   1. Apprenticeship Registration Form and Process to work in Nova Scotia

Submit Online  or  Print and Mail   2. Apprenticeship Registration Form and Process to work in another province

Submit Online  or Print and Mail   3. Reinstatement Form (Apply to be reinstated as an apprentice)

Procurement Project Engagement or Exemption Letter
Ratio Increase and Verification

Submit Online  or  Print and Mail   5. Ratio Increase Form

Submit Online  or  Print and Mail   6. Ratio Verification Form

Compliance Complaint Form

Submit Online  or Print and Mail   7. Compliance Complaint Form (Apprenticeship Regulations)

For more information, call the general inquiries number and ask to speak with a Compliance Officer.

Tradesperson's Tools Tax Deduction (of up to $500) and HST Rebate

The Tradesperson's Tools Deduction provides employed tradespersons with an annual deduction of up to $500 to help cover the cost of new tools necessary for their trade. The deduction applies to the total cost of eligible tools if:

  • the total cost exceeds $1,000;
  • the tools were purchased after May 1, 2006;
  • the purchase was made by an employed tradesperson.

MORE INFO at the Canada Revenue Agency website..

Tradespersons may also be eligible for a HST Rebate on the the purchase of new, required tools.

Update Contact Info

Submit Online  or Print and Mail   8. Update Your Contact Information