Learn. Try. Compete.

The Nova Scotia Skills Competition is back for 2021!

This spring, Skills Canada – Nova Scotia is proud to be offering secondary students in the province three unique ways to explore skilled trades and technologies without ever having to leave the comfort and safety of the classroom.

Since we cannot be together in person, we have created our brand new: Learn, Try, Compete model. Through this we hope to provide a similar experience to what students would receive from our amazing in-person events. Teachers and students are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of our offerings.

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Skills Canada – Nova Scotia’s Annual Career Showcase is back! This year (like many other things), it looks a little different! We’ve gone virtual, so that students are able to explore skilled trades and technology careers right from the convenience and safety of their classroom. Discovering careers has never been easier!

On May 3rd, students can visit virtual booths to get a snapshot into a variety of skilled careers with just the click of a button.


Click the link above and provide your email address to register. On the day of the event, simply providing your email address will give you access to the career showcase! It’s that easy.


Skills Canada – Nova Scotia is teaming up with industry partners to offer Try-A-Trade® Take-Out. Teachers will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of skilled trades and technology industries, and register for their students to receive a hands-on introduction to it!

Each Try-A-Trade®  Take-Out kit will contain the necessary materials required for each student to complete the activity, as well as instructions, tutorial videos, and insights into the specific trade from an industry representative! Materials and kits will be provided by Skills Canada – Nova Scotia free of charge.

PLEASE NOTE: there are limited quantities available, so please register for Try-A-Trade® Take-Out early.



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We are proud to announce that our secondary-level competitions are back for 2021! The 2021 Nova Scotia Skills Competition is going to be offered virtually for most secondary level competitions this year.

Skills Canada – Nova Scotia is dedicated to offering a safe and inclusive competition season. Students from across the province will have the opportunity to compete in a variety of competitions from their classrooms!

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED – Good luck to all of our 2021 competitors!

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