Skills Canada Competitions

At Skills Canada Nova Scotia, we have a number of Skills Competitions to encourage and engage youth in the world of skilled trades and technologies. Nova Scotian competitors may be able to participate in three different events, the Nova Scotia Skills Competition, Skills Canada National Competition and WorldSkills Competition. To learn more about these exciting opportunities, please visit the links below.

Nova Scotia Skills Competition

The Nova Scotia Skills Competition provides opportunities for youth to explore skilled trades and technologies, enhance their skills, and strive for excellence in a chosen field. It is our signature annual event.


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Skills Canada National Competition

The Skills Canada National Competition is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. For more information about the Skills Canada national competition, please visit the Skills Canada website.

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WorldSkills Competition

Every two years, eligible competitors from across Canada  partake in the WorldSkills Team Canada Selection Event (WSTCSE). The WSTCSE is used to ensure that the most qualified competitor represents Canada on the World stage in each skill. 

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Check back for Skills events!

The 2023 Nova Scotia Skills Competition has come to an end, but we encourage you to check back soon for more updates on future events for 2024. Meanwhile, you can head on over to our programs section to test your skills.

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