Nova Scotia Resources

These resources apply ONLY to Nova Scotia.

For more resources that apply to ALL of Canada, including Nova Scotia, see: Canada Resources

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Nova Scotia ISET agreement holders

Nova Scotia ISET program scope

Indigenous Skills Employment Training (ISET), previously known as ASETS, funding typically pays for tuition, books, fees, equipment & supplies for:

  1. up to six month job trade skill courses, e.g. construction, plumbing, electrician, welding
  2. two year college diploma, e.g. practical nursing
  3. the last year of a university program, bachelor, masters, doctorate
  4. possibly high school upgrade GED

Skills training programs that give certificates or diplomas and are specifically recognized and accepted by the industry are usually
eligible for ISET funding.

Some ISET groups also cover:

  1. wage subsidy to specific employer to help qualified person obtain employment in their chosen field
  2. apprenticeships
  3. summer student
  4. self employment
  5. applicants that can demonstrate great financial need may submit documentation requesting funding for travel / living expenses

For specific lists of which affiliations are served in Nova Scotia, see:

List of Nova Scotia ISET agreement holders

CityGroupContactPhoneEmail
Cole Harbour Mi'kmaq Employment Training Secretariat Valerie Bowers902-405-8963valeriebowers@mets.ca
Truro Native Council of Nova Scotia  902-354-2751 

Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC)

The Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) has ISET funding to pay for skills training, similar to CAP.

The key difference is that NWAC is FOR WOMEN ONLY, all affiliations, Status, Non-Status, Métis & Inuit.

NWAC ISET (previously known as ASETS) program scope

NWAC ISET funding typically pays for:

  1. six month job trade skill courses, e.g. construction, plumbing, electrician, welding
  2. two year college diploma, e.g. practical nursing
  3. the last year of a university program, bachelor, masters, doctorate
  4. possibly high school upgrade GED

Skills training programs that give certificates or diplomas and are specifically recognized and accepted by the industry are usually
eligible for ISET funding.

NWAC Nova Scotia affiliate: Nova Scotia Native Women's Association (website)

Truro contact is: Justine Maloney, 902-893-7402, employment@nsnwa.net

Nova Scotia Non-Status Indian Resources

These ISET funded groups are available to Nova Scotia Non-Status Indians.

See additional resources in Quick Start Guide

Nova Scotia Métis Resources

Association des Acadiens-Métis Souriquois ‚Äč(AAMS) (website)

Other Métis Resources

See additional resources in Quick Start Guide

Nova Scotia Inuit Resources

These ISET funded groups are available to Nova Scotia Inuit.

ITK has an education training program for all Inuit, see: ITK Amaujaq

See additional resources in Quick Start Guide

Nova Scotia Student Aid (website)

You must live in Nova Scotia for 1 year to be eligible.

Benefits: (Maximums)

Nova Scotia Friendship Centers (List by Region)

Friendship Centers may have some funding from other government programs, usually not ISET

List of Nova Scotia Friendship Centers

CityFriendship CenterContactPhoneEmail
HalifaxMi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre Shyla Robinson902-420-1576shylarobinson@outlook.com

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Updated: 2019/12/20