Aboriginal Peoples Training & Employment Commission (APTEC)

“Productivity in Partnership”

Information Sheet:

APTEC is the employment and training division of the Native Council of Nova Scotia established to provide human resource development services to the rural, urban, off-reserve Mi’kmaq / Aboriginal Peoples of Nova Scotia. Established as an outreach employment service in 1977, APTEC is now supported partially through the Aboriginal Human Resource Development Strategy (AHRDA) and an employment assistance agreement with Service Canada.

APTEC offers the target group a range of employment and training services with the goal to obtain and maintain long term sustainable employment. This is completed through assessment, employment counseling, a mutually agreed upon return to work action plan and where determined, funding support. Current support programs accessible to the target group consist of, targeted or wage subsidies, job creation partnerships, skills development and the self employment program. A range of Youth programming is also available which are client centered programs that responds to individual needs; the matching of post secondary graduates with career related work experience and summer work experience initiatives. APTEC also provides programs and assistance to Aboriginal persons with disabilities to obtain and retain employment.

To ensure the target group have current local, regional and provincial information on available opportunities and resources, the APTEC service works diligently to develop and maintain partnerships. Current and potential partners include community agencies, the private sector, human resource sector councils, training institutions and government agencies and departments.

For More Information Contact:

APTEC Manager
Lee Paul
Direct: 902-895-1523 ext 226
email: leepaul@eastlink.ca

NCNS Provincial Office
129 Truro Heights Road
P.O. Box 1320, Truro, NS, B6L 1X2

Toll Free: 1-800-565-4372
Direct: 902-895-1523
Fax: 902-895-0024
Website: www.ncns.ca

NCNS Liverpool Office
29 Market Street
P.O. Box 2028, Liverpool, NS, B0T 1K0

Direct: 902-354-2751
Fax: 902-354-2757
Website: www.ncns.ca

NCNS Sydney Office
14 Wentworth Street
P.O. Box 813, Station A, Sydney, NS, B1P 5H7

Direct: 902-567-1240
Fax: 902-564-1123
Website: www.ncns.ca


On Thursday July 27, 2017 Chief Grace Conrad will host a Native Council of Nova Scotia Grassroots Presentation at the Digby Superstore in the Community room.
The Grassroots Presentation is an opportunity to learn more about the programs and services the Native Council of Nova Scotia has to offer, and how they can benefit individuals.
Please let zone members or people that you think would benefit from this session know. We look forward to seeing everyone there. These sessions are open to the public as well as Native Council of Nova Scotia Members.
Digby Superstore, Community Room
Thursday July 27 @ 630pm
Refreshments will be provided
Any questions please feel free to contact me by email or via phone.
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129 Truro Heights Road,
P.O. Box 1320,
Truro, N.S.
B2N 5N2

Toll Free: 1-800-565-4372
Direct: 902-895-1523
Fax: 902-895-0024