20th Anniversary Year of SCNS

The 20th anniversary year of the Nova Scotia Skills Competition is here!

From excellence in skilled trades and technologies to youth career exploration and discovery, Skills Canada – Nova Scotia has brought industry and education to Nova Scotian youth for 20 years. The time has come to celebrate!

Join us as a competitor, volunteer, or spectator in this milestone year.


The Nova Scotia Skills Competition will take place on the following dates and locations:
*PS- post-secondary / S- secondary

March 21, 2018NSCC Strait Area Campus – 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Here we will highlight some of the unique programming that this campus has to offer including NSCC’s only Nautical Institute.

Contest Areas:
Automation and Control (PS)
Carpentry (S)
Electrical Installations (S)
Welding (S)
Workplace Safety (S)
Steamfitter – Pipefitter (PS)


April 6, 2018NSCC Ivany Campus – 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
This is our largest event of the year which will host 17 contest areas!

Contest Areas:
Architectural Technology & Design (PS)
Bricklaying (PS)
Carpentry (PS)
Electrical Installations (PS)
Graphic Design (PS)
Industrial Mechanic Millwright (PS)
IT Office Software Applications (PS)
Job Search (S)
Job Skill Demonstration (S)
Mechanical CADD (PS)
Mechatronics (PS)
Photography (S&PS)
Public Speaking (S)
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (PS)
Robotics (S)
Video Production (S)
3D Game Art (PS)


April 20, 2018NSCC Akerley Campus – 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Here we will showcase an expanded range of contest areas including Automotive Service, Cooking, CNC Wood Production, Heavy Equipment Service and more.

Contest Areas:
Automotive Service (PS)
Baking (S&PS)
Car Painting (PS)
CNC Wood Production (S)
Cooking (S&PS)
Heavy Equipment Service (PS)
Welding (PS)


Click here to view the contest descriptions.


SCNS looks forward to welcoming you to the competitions this year. Stay tuned as maps and event highlights will be posted online and sent out to registered groups prior to the competitions. We hope to see you there!

To register your group for a school tour at one of our Competition locations, click here.

For more information about the Nova Scotia Skills Competition visit: or contact Janine King – Competition