Aboriginal Trades Project

Our Goal:

To increase the number of Aboriginal People who are trained and retained in the designate skilled trades and to improve tracking and monitoring systems for APTEC on trade related interventions.


The off reserve Aboriginal population in Nova Scotia.

How we help:

Providing opportunities for off-reserve Aboriginal Peoples to have access to:

  • Skilled trades training programs through college, custom programs or direct entry
  • Aboriginal mentors to converse with on potential career decision
  • Provide increased opportunity to explore the skilled trades for youth
  • Explore retention barriers to skilled trades and work toward a solution
  • Build relationships with local, municipal and provincial employers to gain entry to 1st year apprenticeship opportunities.
  • Provide improved promotion of Aboriginal client successes in the skilled trades
  • Establish a Joint Registration Agreement for the rural, urban, off reserve Aboriginal Peoples of Nova Scotia under APTEC

Aboriginal Trades Project
Aboriginal Trades Coordinator
121 Ilsley Ave, Unit 5
Dartmouth NS

Direct: 902-405-4730
Fax: 902-405-4731
Email: aptectrades@eastlink.ca
Website: www.ncns.ca


For Immediate Release
Native Council of Nova Scotia Elects New Chief and President

The Native Council of Nova Scotia has elected Lorraine Augustine as Chief and President during their 43rd Annual General Assembly held in Liverpool this past weekend.
Chief Lorraine Augustine is a proud Mi’kmaq mother of two sons and has lived off reserve all her life. She has also served past terms of Chief and President of the Native Council of Nova Scotia.
Chief Augustine has over 20 years of experience in economic development, business development, administration, negotiations, proposal development, human resources and political advocacy.
As Chief and President of the Native Council of Nova Scotia, Chief Augustine will expand existing programs and services, negotiate new ones, advocate with all levels of government to recognize inherent Aboriginal and Treaty rights, establish processes for reconciliation and advance the Population of off reserve Aboriginal Peoples who reside in their Traditional Homelands of Nova Scotia.


Chief Lorraine Augustine
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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