Alberta and Nova Scotia have signed an agreement in principle to ensure apprenticeship training is transferable between both provinces.This agreement will improve the recognition of in-province training, allow for the recognition of apprenticeship work experience hours and enhance labour mobility for apprentices in both provinces.
Marc MacNeil, a third year pipe fitter apprentice from Nova Scotia said the new agreement will help to eliminate barriers and make it easier for apprentices to achieve certification. “This is great news. I know a lot of people apprenticing who aren’t being recognized for their qualifications even though they’ve completed their program. It’s been tough for them to find an employer to take them on, and some have had to retake courses or work additional hours to get their journeyman status.”