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About BTAC

The Building Trades Advancement College of Nova Scotia (BTAC) is For Tradespeople,
By Tradespeople

BTAC is the largest private sector trainer in Nova Scotia. Seven campuses operated by 13 Building Trades Unions representing over 12,000 of Nova Scotia's Industrial/Commercial/Institutional (ICI) Skilled Tradespeople in partnership with our 350 ICI Contractors.


BTAC Nova Scotia provides unparalleled industry-led training for Nova Scotia’s ICI building and construction industry. We deliver hands-on training that builds careers and advances the ICI industry.


For owners and contractors in Nova Scotia’s ICI building and construction industry who need access to highly skilled, job-ready tradespeople, BTAC provides assurance, because our industry-led training provides qualified people who can do the work safely, on time, and on budget.


All of BTAC’s Instructors have experience in the construction industry, and hold a certificate of qualification issued under Nova Scotia Apprenticeship and Trades Qualification Act to teach Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency approved programs.


BTAC offers direct entry opportunities for over 20 different skilled trades. Training is provided by trades professionals for the specific skills required by our contractors to minimize non-essential in-class time, so candidates can get started right away, learning productive, safe work methods.

We understand the ICI building and construction industry, enabling BTAC to provide adaptable, customized training solutions that are responsive to current and emerging needs. We are connected and aligned with the ICI building and construction industry, offering a direct line to employment opportunities for qualified tradespeople. 

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