Fisheries and Aquaculture Student Bursary Program
The Fisheries and Aquaculture Student Bursary Program aims to help Nova Scotia fill the labour gap for aquaculture, seafood buying and seafood processing facilities. The program also introduces students to aquaculture and the seafood sector as viable career options.
To apply for the bursary, students must be:
- a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident Status
- a permanent resident of Nova Scotia
- enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution in September of the program year and
- employed by a licensed Nova Scotia aquaculture operator, seafood buyer or seafood processor guaranteeing a minimum work term of 250-500 hours between 1 April and 31 December.
Students who work at least 250 hours between April and December can qualify for a $500 bursary. Students who work at least 500 hours can qualify for a $1000 bursary.
Bursaries are additional to wages paid by the employer.
Read the program guidelines for detailed eligibility information.
Deadline or important dates
Program Opening: 1 September 2020
Application Deadline: 31 January 2021
Activity Period:1 April 2020 – 31 December 2020
How to Apply
To apply for the bursary, complete the application and submit to the Programs and Business Risk Management office.
You need to provide a proof of enrollment in school (including your student ID number) and your Record of Employment from a licensed Nova Scotia aquaculture operator, seafood buyer or seafood processor.
Program Guidelines, Application Form and Program Funding Registration Forms are available in the “Downloads” section
Fisheries and Aquaculture – Programs and Business Risk Management Division
74 Research Dr.
Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2
Phone: 902 893-6377
Toll-free: 1 866 844-4276
Fax: 902 893-7579