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Post-secondary Learning

After graduating from high school, students may choose to go on to university or community college.


Nova Scotia is home to 9 universities. One is located in Truro. It is the Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus. This campus offers the only university-level programs in agriculture in Atlantic Canada. To find out more, visit

A one-hour drive away, in Halifax, there are 6 universities:

Three other universities are within a 2-hour drive from Truro:

Community Colleges

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) has 14 campuses across Nova Scotia. These campuses offer diploma and certificate programs. Most courses of study are 2 years long.

The Truro campus offers 17 full-time programs. These include Business Administration, Digital Animation, and Social Services. It also offers programs for adults who want to upgrade their skills. To find out more, visit

Adult Learning

Adults who have not completed elementary school or high school can further their education at the Colchester Adult Learning Association. They offer free courses in these areas:

  • reading
  • writing
  • math
  • communications
  • digital literacy
  • online safety
  • employment readiness
  • preparation for the high school equivalency test called the GED

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An apprentice is someone who works in a skilled trade and gets training on the job. To become an apprentice, you must work in one of the 70 compulsory skilled trades. These are listed on the Nova Scotia Apprentice Agency (NSAA) website.

There are excellent opportunities for immigrants in the skilled trades. Certified tradespeople are in demand in Nova Scotia.

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