Courses & Education

Courses & Education


Food Safety


Traincan is an organization that can train and certify employees in Food Handling, HACCP, WHIMIS and other workplace safety training. Traincan also provides specialized allergen training and gluten free training.

Skill Pass

Provided by the Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council, restauranteurs and their staff have access to a variety of training modules for free. This platform includes WHIMIS training, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), Microsoft Office, and Social Media for Businesses along with many more topics.

Serve Right

Online food safety courses for management and front-of-house staff from the Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resources Council.

First Aid

Canadian Red Cross

St John's Ambulance


Investing in the education and skills of employees is a great way to boost your business and retain staff. In addition, some programs have financial assistance or wage subsidies for students.

Starting a Career

Youth Apprenticeship (ages16-19)

An apprenticeship program for high school students where they can start apprenticing part-time in their chosen trade.

Youth (ages 16-19) Co-operative Education

An opportunity for high school students to learn about a career path before they leave high school. Co-ops can be done as part of the Options & Opportunities (O2) program.

Serve It Up!

This initiative is intended to offer students a meaningful and relevant educational opportunity to explore and experience careers in the culinary trades; provide paid “hands-on” work experience under the guidance of a Red Seal Cook; facilitate the transition for students between high school and post-secondary education and provide students with an introduction to careers in the culinary trades.

Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency

Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency provides trades training and certification. They can also provide financial support for employers that are looking to hire an apprentice.

Co-operative Education

The Co-operative Education Incentive (CO-OP) provides wage assistance to organizations that offer career-related work experiences for university and college co-operative students.

NSCC Bartending & Mixology Course

This program is for both those beginning a career as a bartender or who are currently working as an entry-level bartender and would like to build the skills to manage a bar within a food and beverage operation. 

Continuing Education

Red Seal

The Red Seal Endorsement (RSE) is nationally recognized and enables tradespersons to work anywhere in Canada without further training or examination. As well, employers look to the RSE as an indication of skills and competency. "RSE" can be used on business cards and signatures.

NSCC Certified Chef de Cuisine

In partnership with the Canadian Culinary Institute (CCI), this program is designed for established Red Seal chefs looking to fine-tune their skills in the kitchen and deepen their restaurant management expertise.