New NS legislation to help apprentices train more quickly

October 27, 2014

Nova Scotia has introduced new legislation that it says will help apprentices complete their training sooner. According to the legislation, apprentices who receive on-the-job training in other provinces will not need to register in that province and will instead be able to remain registered in NS; in so doing, they will avoid additional fees and exams. NS’s Apprenticeship Agency will work with and sign agreements with other provinces to ensure that proper training is being provided and that apprenticeship training, including training provided by Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), is recognized. “This legislation helps apprentices get the training they need more quickly and at less cost so they can qualify for the good jobs in Nova Scotia,” said Kelly Regan, Minister responsible for the NS Apprenticeship Agency. NS News Release