What is Skills Canada – Nova Scotia?

Skills Canada – Nova Scotia (SCNS) is a not-for-profit organization that provides Nova Scotian youth with opportunities to explore skilled trades and technologies through a range of programming. This is made possible by partnerships with industry, government, labour, and education.

Our signature event is the annual Nova Scotia Skills Competition. SCNS is affiliated nationally with Skills / Compétences Canada and is associated with WorldSkills International.

The Latest News From Our Blog

Meet the Family – Luke Jackson | Cabinetmaking

Luke competed at the 22nd annual Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He collected a bronze medal in Cabinet Making. Now a successful entrepreneur – Luke shares some of his story with us. Thanks to RBC Foundation for its support of our alumni initiatives! #CelebrateSkills #MeetTheFamily

Trade & Tech Tuesdays: Graphic Designers

Join Chris each Tuesday when he chats about a different trade or tech and shares with you (and his adorable cat, “Small Cat”… yeah we know, that’s his name… long story) why he thinks that particular career is so great! It’s light, fun, filmed very much at home & who knows, maybe you’ll learn something! Or at least smile when you see Small Cat. We hope you enjoy! Hosted by Chris Gallant, our Promotions Coordinator.

Trade & Tech Tuesdays: 2D & 3D Animators

Join Chris each Tuesday when he chats about a different trade or tech and shares with you (and his adorable cat, “Small Cat”… yeah we know, that’s his name… long story) why he thinks that particular career is so great! It’s light, fun, filmed very much at home & who knows, maybe you’ll learn something! Or at least smile when you see Small Cat. We hope you enjoy! Hosted by Chris Gallant, our Promotions Coordinator.

Meet the Family – Anastasia Cook | 2D Character Animation

Breanna Roy and Anastasia Cook competed for Team NS in 2D Animation and brought home a bronze medal. Thanks to RBC Foundation for its support of our alumni initiatives! #CelebrateSkills #MeetTheFamily

Skills Canada – Nova Scotia Social Feed

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