Nova Scotia needs skilled tradespersons and there are many designated trades in Nova Scotia. Some are “compulsory certified trades” under the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualification Act. This means that you must have a Certificate of Qualification or be an apprentice (learning on-the-job) to work legally in that trade. Most trades are not compulsory. Click here for a list of the compulsory and non-compulsory trades in Nova Scotia.
Contact an Employment Specialist at ISANS for help in understanding the pathway to licensure, getting assistance in developing your resume, learning interview skills, understanding Canadian workplace culture and accessing financial assistance for the cost of accreditation. Get started today!
Pathway to Certification
- Employment Counselling
- Job Search Workshops onsite and online
- Bridge to Work Program
- Professional Mentors
- Work Placements in related occupations
- Practice Interviews
- Skills Match
- Career Pathway Loan Fund
- English in the Workplace
General Information for Immigrant Tradespersons