MEDIA ADVISORY: Skills Canada – Nova Scotia launches new virtual experience: Skilled Futures in Oceans

On November 1st SCNS launched Skilled Futures in Oceans, a brand new chapter in the series of Skilled Futures Virtual Experiences. Skilled Futures in Oceans highlights the diverse range of skilled career options within the “blue economy.”

The overall goal for the Skilled Futures program is to highlight and present viable career options in skilled trades and technology in a variety of industries to students across the province. With an ongoing shortage of skilled workers throughout the province; and country as a whole, it’s important to showcase and promote these career pathways in order to close the growing gap in the demand for skilled tradespeople. Filling the career void in skilled trades and technology will be critical to Canada’s economic recovery.

Students across the province looking to explore their options are the primary audience for our Skilled Futures Virtual Experience program, but anyone with access to internet is welcome to take-in the experience which also highlights career paths in both the technology and energy sectors. Recognizing the shortage of women in skilled trades, SCNS has also developed Skilled Futures for Women as both a panel discussion and interview series to champion the stories of local women in skilled trade careers.

Coinciding with National Skilled Trade & Technology Week, SCNS will launch the Skilled Futures in Oceans: Virtual Experience. Join us as we visit Innovasea to explore careers in Aquaculture and Fish Tracking, two emerging industries which have in-demand careers in Nova Scotia. These videos are paired with hands-on activities developed in partnership with Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) and the Canadian Coast Guard College.

The Skilled Futures in Oceans: Virtual Experience will be available starting November 1st, 2021, and will become a permanent fixture of the Skilled Futures programming online.

The Skilled Futures in Oceans: Virtual Experience will be accessible on the SCNS website: (

Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC) will also be hosting a Virtual Career Exploration on November 2nd, 2021 available for FREE to youth, parents, career seekers and the public.

The Skills/Compétences Canada – Virtual Career Exploration can be accessed at: (