Team Nova Scotia Succeeds at the Skills Canada National Competition and Lands 20 Medals on the National Stage.

In the early hours of May 24th, a team of 23 post-secondary students and apprentices from across the province, with their coaches, and delegates from Skills Canada – Nova Scotia boarded a flight for Vancouver to represent Nova Scotia at the 2022 Skills Canada National Competition. Twelve high-school students (secondary level), later joined Team Nova Scotia to compete virtually from their home classrooms.

Throughout a rigorous two days of competition action, Team Nova Scotia pushed the competition and themselves to another level. Whether they competed virtually or in-person the team worked hard, showcased their skills and talent, and represented Nova Scotia strongly!

The hard work and effort paid off and Team Nova Scotia earned 20 medals; five gold, seven silver, and eight bronze.

Medalists from across the province include:


Isaac Coates & Nova Nguyen – 2D Character Computer Animation – Sydney Academy

Shane Hennessy – 3D Digital Game Art – NSCC Truro Campus

Megan Buote – IT Office Software Applications – NSCC Ivany Campus

Adam Dykstra – Precision Machining – NSCC Pictou Campus

Megan Paradis – Aesthetics – CBBC Career College

Liv Sewell – Cooking (Post-Secondary) – NSCC Akerley Campus

Bailey Williams – Hairstyling (WorldSkills Selection) – NSCC Burridge Campus


Mourisia Campbell – Job Search – Cobequid Educational Centre

Isabelle Strickland – Cooking (Secondary) – École secondaire du Sommet

Tyler Hayes – Sprinkler Fitter – Apprentice – UA Local 56

Jacob Kenney & Thomas O’Keefe – Mechatronics – NSCC Ivany Campus

Max Bishop – Baking – NSCC Akerley Campus

Curtis Pettipas – Electrical Installations – Apprentice – Expert Electric & Alarm


Benjamin Abel – Heavy Vehicle Technology – Apprentice – MacKay’s Truck & Trailer Center Ltd.

Riley Brown – Steamfitter / Pipefitter – Apprentice – UA Local 56

Devin VanderKooi – Plumbing – Apprentice – UA Local 56

Connor MacRae – Mechanical Engineering CAD – NSCC Ivany Campus

Colton Corkum – CNC Machining – Apprentice – GN Thermoforming Equipment

Colton Corkum was also awarded with the RBC Best of Region Award which is given to the best-weighted score from each competitor from each province and territory.

Congratulations to all of the Team Nova Scotia competitors! Thank you all for your hard work. Your efforts undoubtedly drove the level of competition to new heights.

Thank you to all our partners, sponsors, volunteers, coaches, and NTC members that helped Team Nova Scotia along the way. We can’t give enough praise to the amazing people and organizations that help to support Team Nova Scotia each year.