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New ASC Board Members and Appointments

The Automotive Sector Council Annual General Board Meeting was held September 12, at the ASC Expo in Dartmouth Nova Scotia. New appointments this year are Level 3 Apprentice for Department of Transportation Technician Tailor Robicheau, Gary Quigg, Automotive Business Support Manager of Canadian Tire Atlantic Canada, Rob Ward, Health & Safety at Steele Auto Group […]

New Workplace Safety Kits

Looking for new safety resources to share at your next safety talk? Or new posters to remind your employees about safe work practices? WCB Nova Scotia, with input from employers and safety associations, has developed new industry-based safety kits filled with posters and decals that remind employees of the importance of working safely. Order yours […]

Canada Summer Job Grants 2020

While you are getting ready for winter, digging out shovels and putting on your snow tires, Automotive Sector Council is here to help you prepare for next summer. The Canada Summer Jobs program is a government grant that offers support for employers providing supervised career-related work experience for youth employees.  Employers can receive hiring grants up to […]


Since 1993, there has been a 94% increase in job postings for Automotive Technicians across Canada.  As a motive power employer, you are well aware of the stats and the real difficulties in acquiring and retaining skilled employees.  We have a desperate need to introduce youth to the Motive Power trades and its incredible career […]

Nova Scotia wins 19 medals at Skills Canada National Competition

Students from all over the country came to compete in 40 competitions. They were in six skilled trade and technology sectors, including Transportation, construction, manufacturing and engineering, information technology, service and employment. Our Nova Scotia competitors brought home 19 medals – five gold, eight silver, six bronze – in various areas. They were up against […]