Fisheries and Aquaculture Student Bursary Program

The Fisheries and Aquaculture Student Bursary Program aims to help Nova Scotia fill the labor gap for aquaculture, seafood buying, seafood processing and seafood harvesting facilities. The program also introduces aquaculture and seafood sector as viable career options.

Eligibility

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, seafood processor or seafood harvester guaranteeing a minimum work term of 250-500 hours between April 1st and the end of December.

Students who work at least 250 hours between April and December can qualify for a $750 bursary. Students who work at least 500 hours can qualify for a $1500 bursary.

Bursaries are additional to wages paid by the employer.

Read the program guidelines for detailed eligibility.

Deadline or important dates

Program Opening: 1 June 2021
Application Deadline: 31 January 2022
Activity Period:1 April 2021 – 31 December 2021

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 enrolment in school (including your student ID number) and your Record of Employment from a licensed Nova Scotia aquaculture operator, seafood buyer or seafood processor.

Supporting Documents

Program Guidelines, Application Form and Program Funding Registration Forms are available in the “Downloads” section

Contact Information

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
Email: prm@novascotia.ca

Downloads

Program Guidelines
Program Application