Experience is the greatest teacher

The Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency (NSAA) was established on July 1, 2014 as an agent of the Crown. The Agency is operated under the authority of the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act, the Operating Charter and the General Regulations, and is authorized to manage the trades training and certification system in Nova Scotia.


Own the skill. Earn your future.

Earn money while you learn! As an apprentice, you receive a salary from the employer that hires you. This salary increases as each stage of the program is successfully completed.


An investment that pays off.

If you’re an employer that relies on skilled workers, apprenticeship is one of the best investments you can make. Not only is it a proven way to develop the right talent for your workplace, it also contributes to the success of your business.

Apprentice Orientation Program

This 5-part Orientation is a mandatory mini-course for newly registered apprentices. It is packed with detailed information essential for navigating our apprenticeship system in Nova Scotia. While it is intended for registered apprentices, anyone who is curious about this post-secondary educational pathway is welcome to take a look. Registration is not required.

Special Initiatives

Celebrations and Events

The Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency (NSAA) and the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) are working together to connect workers from across the…

The Women in Trades (WIT) Office is newly established within the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency (NSAA) as a result of two federally funded…