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Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture
SkillsPass Marketplace

SkillsPass training programs are designed to help owners and managers, employees, and job seekers develop the necessary skills to succeed in today’s workforce

How it Works

SkillsPass gives business owners, managers, employees and job seekers free, accessible training sponsored by the Government of Nova Scotia. 

Owners and Managers

SkillsPass gives you free access to a library of up-to-date, industry specific, online training courses. What’s more, you can track and manage employee training, ensuring your staff are well equipped to help your business succeed. 


Being successful in today’s competitive workforce requires up-to-date knowledge and skills training. Upgrade your skills from the comfort of your own home with free high-quality courses designed for you. Get ahead and stay ahead with SkillsPass.

Job Seekers

Today’s job market is a competitive place, where things change fast and keeping your skills fresh is essential. Prepare yourself for success with SkillsPass and learn what matters to you, at your own pace. Stand out from the crowd with SkillsPass.

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Featured Programs

Agriculture Road Safety

This training session gives an overview of the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act and Regulations as it applies to the agricultural industry. You will receive an introduction to the following general agricultural road safety topics: Laws and regulations, Farm truck and equipment rules, Hazards and hazard controls. Sign up by clicking here.

Animal Handling

This course provides introductory information for workers who would like to work with agricultural animals and livestock but have minimal experience. You will be introduced to the following general topics for each farm animal species of cattle, swine, sheep, avian & Furbearers: Animal behaviour, Animal handling practices, Zoonotic Diseases, Biosecurity, PPE. Sign up by clicking here.

Introducción a la seguridad agrícola

Introducción a la seguridad Agricola es una breve introducción y descripción general de la seguridad en la granja. Aprenda a identificar peligros y riesgos, controles de peligros e implementación de controles de peligros para evitar incidentes y lesiones en la granja. Sign up by clicking here.

Intro to Farm Safety

Intro to Farm Safety is a brief introduction and overview of safety on the farm through the identification of hazards, evaluation of hazards for risk, identifying hazard controls, and implementing the hazard controls to prevent incident and injury on the farm. Sign up by clicking here.

Pesticide Safety Awareness

Learn about the hazards of pesticides on farm and how to control them to reduce health and safety risks. Topics include regulations, safe handling, reading labels and data sheets, toxicity and exposures PPE’s, storage and emergency response plan. Note: This is not a not a preparatory or certification course for the provincial Pesticide Applicators license. Sign up by clicking here.

Skidsteer Safety Awareness

This course will cover the applicable OHS legislation, operational hazards, pre-trip inspections, maintenance and safe operation. This course is awareness training only. Sign up by clicking here.

Tractor & Farm Machinery Awareness

In this online course you will look at causes of tractor related fatalities, fundamentals of safe operation, regulations for operators, and risk management. This course does not replace or meet the requirements for Class 8 licensing. Sign up by clicking here.

WHMIS 2015

This course is designed to educate a worker, supervisor, manager, and/or farmer on the major elements of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). You will look at Understanding the WHMIS system, Identifying Hazard Pictograms, Reading and understanding labels, Safety Data Sheets and how to use, handle and store chemicals on the farm. Sign up by clicking here.

WHMIS 2015 (Spanish Version)

Este curso está destinado a educar a un trabajador agrícola o supervisor sobre los elementos principales del Sistema de información sobre materiales peligrosos en el lugar de trabajo (WHMIS). Aprenderá a comprender el sistema WHMIS, identificar pictogramas de peligro, leer y comprender etiquetas, hojas de datos de seguridad y cómo usar, manipular y almacenar productos químicos en la granja. Sign up by clicking here.

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