Find a job
Are you currently un-employed? Are you looking for an employer who may be interested in hiring an apprentice? Or, are you looking for an employer who may be interested in hiring a journeyperson or someone with significant work experience?
Check out the Government of Canada's Job Bank, where you can search for jobs by occupation and location.
Local employers are hiring! Check out the Free Job Fair, May 16, 2018 at the Halifax Forum.
Hire an Apprentice
Assess the needs of your business
To begin, clearly define what role an apprentice could play within your business and what skills you are looking for in a new employee. It is also important to identify a journeyperson who is capable of training the apprentice to your standards and business requirements.
Find and hire an apprentice
Are you looking to hire an apprentice for your business? In Nova Scotia, if you hire a potential apprentice in one of the compulsory certified Compulsory certified
To work in a compulsory certified trade, a license, certificate or apprentice/trainee status is required. trades, you must contact the apprenticeship office nearest you to obtain a temporary permit. This permit allows the potential apprentice to work for a probationary period, or until a formal apprenticeship registration process takes place.
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Register the apprentice
Instructions on how to complete and submit the Apprenticeship Application and Agreement Package to register an apprentice!
Hire a Journeyperson
Whether you're an employer, homeowner or contractor in need of a qualified tradesperson to do a professional job, always remember to ask for credentials. All journeypersons certified in Nova Scotia and all registered apprentices carry a photo identification card that specifies their trade.
A photo ID card confirms that the individual has met industry standards in the trade or is currently a registered apprentice in the trade. It's always a good idea to hire a professional tradesperson, and, in some cases, it's the law. If a tradesperson working in one of the compulsory certified trades cannot produce their photo ID card, they may be working illegally. Ask for the card. It's a quick question that could save you a lot of headaches and money.