Apprenticeship START program

By mmuise

The objective of the Apprenticeship START program is to encourage employers to register, retain and support their apprentices to completion during their apprenticeship journey. There will be a focus on SMEs.

Comments on Funding:

Employers can receive up to $25,000 in funding for the duration of the apprenticeship. If the employer hires an apprentice from an under-represented group, the funding increases to $30,000.

Deadline: Continuous Intake

The applicant must:

  • be a business, organization (Not-for-profit and Social Enterprises), with a focus on SMEs,
  • be located in Nova Scotia,
  • have less than 10 apprentices,
  • be a company whose headquarters are outside Nova Scotia but who has a physical location in the province,
  • register a new or unemployed apprentice located anywhere in Nova Scotia (including the Halifax Regional Municipality, Truro, and Sydney),
  • register a diverse apprentice from an under-represented group (such as women in non-traditional trades, African Nova Scotians, Indigenous Peoples, Newcomers, or persons with physical disabilities).
Application Steps:

The applicant must:

1. complete an Apprenticeship Agreement with the apprentice and the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency,

2. wait for the application to be reviewed by an Industry Training Consultant (ITC) who will determine eligibility.

Documentation Needed:

No specific documentation has been identified.

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