Growing Nova Scotia’s Skilled Trades Workforce Bursary

Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency

Open to full-time students enrolled in first year of eligible programs at any campus where the eligible programs are offered. If a student receives this award in 2024 (in their first year of studies), it is renewable for their second year of full-time studies as long as they continue to meet eligibility requirements.

Award value
Number of awards available: 320
Value of award: $5,000

Eligible programs include

  • Brick and Stone Masonry Certificate
  • Building Systems Technician (HVAC&R) Diploma
  • Cabinetmaking and Woodworking Techniques Certificate
  • Carpentry Certificate
  • Carpentry Diploma
  • Electrical – Construction and Industrial Certificate
  • Electrical – Industrial Maintenance and Controls Diploma
  • Electrical Technician Diploma
  • Electro Mechanical Technician Diploma
  • Electrical Engineering Technology Diploma
  • Gas Technician Certificate
  • Oil Heat Systems Technician Certificate
  • Pipe Trades Diploma
  • Plumbing Certificate
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Certificate
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Geothermal Certificate
  • Sheet Metal Systems Certificate
  • Welding Diploma

Application assessment will consider

  • Financial need
  • Interest and commitment to program
  • Good academic standing
  • Preference: self-identification as a member of an equity deserving group such as Mi’kmaw/Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, as well as members of racially visible communities, persons with disabilities, persons of a minority sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, and women; also includes newcomers/recent immigrants.

About the donor
Nova Scotia is in an incredible period of growth and development as it strives to double its population by 2060. To address the needs of the province, a focus has been placed on growing the skilled trades workforce and removing barriers for those wishing to enter these careers. On October 19, 2023, the Government of Nova Scotia announced the Actions to Accelerate the Growth of Skilled Trades in Nova Scotia. One of the actions is to create the ‘Growing Nova Scotia’s Skilled Trades Workforce Bursary’ at NSCC for two years. This bursary is proudly offered by the Government of Nova Scotia.

320 @ $5,000