Showcase your Apprentices in the Automotive Industry!

The Nova Scotia Skills Competition brings together students and apprentices from across the province to compete in their chosen skilled trade or technology, competing for bronze, silver and gold medals, with the opportunity to advance to the Skills Canada National Competition as members of Team Nova Scotia.

Skills competitions provide the Automotive Industry with an opportunity to promote careers in automotive to young people, while providing a valuable and career-enhancing opportunity for competitors.  With the current shortage of new technicians, it is imperative to be visible to young people considering potential career choices.

The Auto Collision Repair and Car Painting events have experienced low enrollment and as a result, these competitions are at risk of cancellation. We need to work together to ensure this does not happen! This is even more urgent with the 2019 National Skills Competition being hosted in Halifax for the first time since 2006. 

What are the benefits of getting involved?


  • Apprentices will learn new skills to bring back to the workplace
  • Opportunity to attract new talent to the industry and your business
  • Earn bragging rights for having top apprentices working in your business
  • Recognition from Skills Canada – Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency
  • Supporting your technicians helps to build loyalty and fosters continuous learning



  • Develop and showcase your skills
  • Fast track your career and earn provincial and possibly national recognition
  • Opportunity to make new industry contacts
  • Have fun and meet your peers from across Nova Scotia
  • Have the chance to join Team Nova Scotia and compete at the Skills Canada National Competition



  • Pre-registration between Sept 20th and Nov 9th is required to ensure competitions are hosted
  • Visit to pre-register.
  • Registration for Apprentices is paid by the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency and hours spent competing are recognized as training hours and have no impact on EI or attendance records.
  • For additional information, contact Janine King, Competition Coordinator, Skills Canada Nova Scotia at (902) 491-4640 or