About BTAC

The Building Trades Advancement College of Nova Scotia (BTAC) is for tradespeople, by tradespeople.


BTAC Nova Scotia provides unparalleled industry-led training for Nova Scotia’s Industrial-Commercial-Institutional (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 a background in the construction industry, and hold a certificate of qualification issued under Nova Scotia Apprenticeship and Trades Qualification Act to teach NSAA approved programs. Besides the educational/teaching certificates that all of our Instructors hold, they have also completed Train-the-Trainer programs. This ensures that all BTAC courses are taught in accordance with all instructional standards, policies and procedures as outlined by the Private Career Colleges Division


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.