Working in Nova Scotia

Before working in Nova Scotia in any of the skilled trades, you need to know the apprenticeship and trade certification requirements in this province. Click here for a complete list of the designated trades. 

To work in any of the trades that are compulsory certified under the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act, an individual must:

  • Hold a Certificate of Qualification issued in Nova Scotia; or
  • Hold a recognized Certificate of Qualification issued by another province/territory in Canada (you may be required to obtain an equivalency card); or
  • Register as an apprentice