Newcomers to Nova Scotia

There are excellent opportunities for immigrants in the skilled trades. Certified tradespeople are in demand in the Nova Scotia labour force. So, if you want a rewarding career, now is the time to explore an apprenticeship program, or you may have significant experience in a trade and be interested in obtaining certification. The Agency is committed to engage with communities and organizations to connect newcomers to opportunities in the skilled trades.

A key partner in providing supports to individuals with prior trade experience is the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS). Check out a video about the Work-based Trades Practical Assessment program. This program is a partnership of the Agency and ISANS and provides an opportunity to have your trades skills assessed through a three-month work experience at a trades employer, be placed in an apprenticeship and/or challenge for trade certification. For further information about the program, contact ISANS.

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