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


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