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Industry Training Consultant (Program Admin Officer 3)



Competition # : 30608 

Department: Labour and Advanced Education


Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 5/18/2021​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


At the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency, we work to provide Apprenticeship training leading to Certification in the Skilled Trades for all Nova Scotians.  We have offices throughout Nova Scotia in Halifax, Bridgewater, Kentville, Yarmouth, Truro, Port Hawkesbury, New Glasgow and Sydney.

About Our Opportunity


As the Industry Training Consultant, you will administer the programs and services of the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency, carrying out the activities necessary to effectively fulfil the legislative obligations of the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act and mandate of the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications System as articulated in the Agency’s Operating charter.


By engaging employers and providing guidance and support to both employers and apprentices, you will help build knowledge and awareness of the services provided by the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency, promoting apprenticeship training as a viable post-secondary pathway and career.


As the Industry Training Consultant, you will report to the Manager, Programs.

Primary Accountabilities


  • Responsible for class intakes
  • Implementing and monitoring the policies and procedures of the Agency
  • Performing recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessments, trade qualification assessments and approvals
  • Verifying individuals’ eligibility for federal and provincial grants as well as awards
  • Participating in, or as a resource for, invigilating exams
  • Serving on various projects, task teams and committees. 

Qualifications and Experience


This may be the right opportunity for you if you have an undergraduate degree plus 5 years of related experience or an acceptable combination of training and experience.


You are an exceptional communicator (verbal and written) who is decisive with sound analytical and negotiation skills. You have previous experience working independently in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision, demonstrating sound judgement and discretion. You value a diverse and inclusive workplace. And proficient using Microsoft office programs or experience working in a computerized environment.


Assets for this position include:

  • Working knowledge and understanding of legislation, policies, procedures and directives governing the Apprenticeship System.
  • Have a Certificate of Qualification in a designated trade.


We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.



Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.



The Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs.

Additional Information


Please note, this is expected to be a term status position with an end date of March 31, 2022; however, the position status (“term”, “temporary” or “casual”) is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate.

What We Offer


  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Mentorship through iNSpire; a new formal, interdepartmental mentorship program that connects employees so they can gain knowledge and experience to support their career development.
  • Countless Career Paths for Nova Scotians.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.


Pay Grade:  PR 13  

Salary Range:  $2,396.86 - $2,913.59 Bi-Weekly


Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:



 Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued. 


External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 


Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to