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Trades Practical Assessment

Trades Practical Assessment Program

Are you interested in hosting an experienced immigrant trades-person for 12 weeks at no cost?

The Trades Practical Assessment Program connects employers across Nova Scotia with experienced tradespeople. As a host employer, you offer the chance to work in your organization for up to 12-weeks at no cost to you. There is no obligation to hire; you have the opportunity to assess their skills on the job and provide recommendations on apprenticeship and exam level readiness.

Participants are keen to participate - they gain valuable Canadian work experience, local references, experience towards their level or Red Seal and the opportunity to network and showcase their skills. All participants have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in their trades, are certified  in WHMIS, Fire Safety and First Aid, and are job ready and legally eligible to work in Canada.

What are the benefits to you?

  • Flexible: Participants are flexible and can start with entry level tasks
  • Low Risk: Tradespersons are insured against injury at the workplace through ISANS
  • Targeted: Individual skills are matched with employer needs
  • Career Focused: Tradespersons are connected to the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency and eager to become certified in their trades
  • No Strings Attached: No obligation to hire or pay – allowance covered by ISANS
For more information please contact

Mustaf Hussein | 902-406-3686  |  mhussein@isans.ca


Coordinator sends you resume of potential candidate

you interview candidate to determine suitability

you interview candidate to determine a good match

if you select a candidate, you sign an agreement with ISANS

participant works under the supervision of a journeyperson

supervisor assesses apprenticeship level

program coordinator & NSAA officer conduct site visits

supervisor provides reference if appropriate