If you're a youth interested in becoming a youth apprentice, or simply want to learn more about the skilled trades in Nova Scotia, you're in the right place.  As a youth apprentice, you can get an early start on a career between the ages of 16 to 19 and get connected to employers who can continue to support you while you continue to work toward being fully certified in your trade.

Currently there are 61 skilled trades that are designated under the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act. We've divided these trades into four categories:

Construction (working with: buildings, cabinets, floors, etc.)

Motive (working with: cars, buses, trucks, heavy duty equipment, boats, etc.)
Industrial/mechanical (working with: alarms, machines, appliances, metal, etc.)
Service (working with: hair or food)

Look for a full range of skills in these trades: investigative, artistic, computer, technical and mechanical skills. There's a great chance that something will match your own unique interests and talents.

Download the Workit brochure for youth

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