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.

Eligibility

To apply for the bursary, students must be:

  • a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant and 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.

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.

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
Application Form