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
129 Truro Heights Road
P.O. Box 1320
Truro, NS B2N 5N2

Direct: 902-895-1523
Email: aptectrades@eastlink.ca
Website: www.ncns.ca

Satellite Offices

235 Charlotte Street, Unit 1
Sydney, N.S. B1P 1C4
Tel: 902-567-1240
Fax: 902-564-1123

180 White Point Road
PO Box 2028
Liverpool, N.S. B0T1K0
Tel: 902-354-2751
Fax: 902354-2757


140 Thorne Ave, Unit C
Dartmouth, N.S. B3B 1Z2
Tel: 902-405-4730
Fax: 902-405-4731

Digby Resource Center
1 Birch Street
Digby, N.S. B0V 1A0

Coldbrook Outreach
11 Opportunity Lane
Coldbrook, N.S. B4R 1B9

Head Office

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