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Labour and Advanced Education

Temporary Work Permit

Who Needs This Permit?

To work in a compulsory certified trade, a certificate, temporary work permit or apprentice status is required.

In Nova Scotia, there are more than 65 trades that are designated under the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act. Of these trades, a number are specified as compulsory certified. For a complete list of designated and compulsory certified trades in Nova Scotia, please visit the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency's website.

Issuing Department / Agency:

N.S. Department of Labour and Advanced Education, Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency

Where can you get this Permit and / or further information?
 
Website:  http://nsapprenticeship.ca
  Phone Local: 902-424-5651
  Toll-free number: 1-800-494-5651 (valid in Nova Scotia)
  In Person: For contact information, please visit the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency's website.

Application Forms & Process:

Please contact the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency and ask to speak to the Training Officer for your trade/region.

Waiting Period:

Varies.

Expiry & Renewal:

A temporary permit is only valid for the time period indicated on the permit (maximum 90 days). Once it expires, it is invalid. An individual may be eligible for a re-issue.

Price:

No charge.

Related Requirements:

Please refer to Sections 36 and 37 of the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act General Regulations.

Additional Information:

For more information about temporary permits, please visit the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency's website.

Legislative Authority:

Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act and General Regulations



Last Updated: March 2015

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