Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Contact our Intake Coordinator to set up an interview at 902-468-1320  ext. 225 or email

What is the age for acceptance into the Program?

You must be between 17 and 64 years of age.

How much does the program cost?

The program is completely FREE. An allowance is also provided to the participants.

How long is the program?

We offer a 26-week program that includes a 4-week assessment period, 12 weeks programming and a 10-week community work placement. Based on skill levels, some may finish their program earlier.

Do I need to be referred to the program?

Many participants are self-referred. Others may be referred by DCS, schools or local agencies.

Is there a minimum grade level required?

Although we have no minimum grade level, applicants will be required to complete testing to ensure their literacy and numeracy skills will allow them to do the work required in our program.

When does the program start?

A new group of participants starts every 6 weeks. Check out our website ( www.sollc.caHomepage, Facebook, and Instagram pages to see the next intake date.

What are the program hours?

Monday to Thursday: 9:00am – 3:00pm.

Do participants get paid to attend the program?

Yes, our program offers a modest bi-weekly allowance based on attendance. 

Will I get a job from the program?

While there are no guarantees, many of our participants obtain paid employment as a result of attending our programs.

Will I gain work experience?

Yes, there is a 10-week work placement in the final weeks of the program.

Will I receive any certifications through the program?

Yes, we offer certifications in First Aid, WHMIS, Food Safety, NS Best Service Excellence and more.

How long are employment placements?

They average 5-10 weeks.

Do you offer any other programs?

Yes, we also offer a FREE GED Program that will allow you to obtain your NS High School Equivalency.

Is your building accessible for disabilities and inclusiveness?

We have a one level building with one accessible doorway and a gender neutral bathroom.

Is your building on a bus route?

There are bus routes that come into the area of our Training Centre with some walking required. Please check Metro Transit:

We are located at 15 Poseidon Court, Dartmouth.