Online Resources

See below for a list of online resources that will help you make an informed decision on your future career path in the construction industry.
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Career Exploration

  • Nova Scotia – Career Exploration
    Discover a job you’ll love. Find job prospects, wages, education, training paths, and demographic profiles. Learn about careers in trades, post-secondary education, labour market information and NS Works Support services.
  • Skills Canada – Nova Scotia
    Skills Canada – Nova Scotia (SCNS) is a not-for-profit organization that provides Nova Scotian youth with opportunities to explore skilled trades and technologies through a range of programming. 
  • Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council
    Learn more about construction industry career paths including career descriptions, prep work, pre-apprentice and pre-employment programs, training paths and salary expectations.
  • Nova Scotia Community College
    Get the skills that employers need. NSCC’s 130+ programs blend theoretical knowledge with real workplace experience to prepare you for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
  • CEED Youth Employability Program
    The CEED Youth Employability Program (YEP) is an outreach program delivered by the society for Enterprise Education and Development, that empowers youth to explore their interests and achieve their goals through access to education, employment and resources across HRM.

Workplace & Employability Skills

  • Skills Ready
    Skills Ready provides tools for young people to prove they are work ready, while enabling them to build a real world understanding of what working in the trades can do for their future career opportunities.
  • Futureworx – Nova Scotia Works
    Futureworx is now a Nova Scotia Works Employment Services Centre. We help job seekers and employers navigate a range of programs – from career planning, job searches and on-the-job development to recruitment, planning and HR support. 
  • Junior Achievement
    JA Nova Scotia has been delivering financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness programs since 1969. These programs support the educational curriculum of Nova Scotia and are delivered by dedicated volunteers. 

Safety Training

  • Construction Safety Nova Scotia – Construction Entry Level Training
    Construction Safety Nova Scotia is driven to provide quality, accessible, and affordable services with the goal of making the construction industry safer. This means providing opportunities for education and engagement for young people entering trades and construction work. Construction Entry Level Training (CELT) is free for youth through partnerships with schools and community organizations. Through the support of educators and community coordinators, we are reaching thousands of youth each year, helping them learn their occupational health & safety rights, duties, and responsibilities prior to work in any industry.

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