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Learn at Your Own Pace


E3 programs provide adult learners who did not achieve their high school diploma with the opportunity to improve their essential skills including communications, math, computer, and other important academic and workplace skills; work toward a Nova Scotia High School Diploma for Adults, develop the foundational skills to prepare for CAEC level studies, and build confidence as learners.  


Activities and easy lessons designed to improve reading comprehension and writing abilities for work or everyday life.


From basic grammar to building vocabulary, our well-trained instructors will guide participants step-by-step.


Unlock the joy of reading and the power of expression through writing.  


Unlock the mysteries of math in this beginner-friendly class!


Whether dusting off old skills or starting fresh, this program helps build a solid foundation in numeracy.


Explore numbers and basic operations for tackling real-world math problems.


Clear explanations and plenty of practice to boost confidence.  


Digital literacy is designed to teach basic computer skills, internet basics, how to prepare and use online technologies in the workplace, and how to be safe in the digital world.


Successful engagement with the online world is a key indicator of success in the modern work world and completion of this course will enhance the ability of participants to thrive in their communities and workplaces. 



This program is for adults seeking to learn valuable skills, including how to communicate effectively, manage your time wisely, cope with stress, gain practical problem-solving abilities, and make better decisions for your career and personal life.


The developed skills allow participants to confidently identify and maintain employment and education or training opportunities.

The Canadian Adult Education Credential (CAEC)  

As of May 3, 2024, the GED is no longer available in Canada. Previously passed GED test scores will be recognized for test exemption (and count towards the new assessment) until May 2027. Nova Scotia will start CAEC testing in Summer 2024.  


The CAEC Preparation Program gives adult learners the opportunity to prepare for the CAEC set of exams in a classroom setting with low instructor-to-learner ratios so that they can gain a high school equivalency and apply for a job or apply to post-secondary with that credential as a prerequisite.  

In-Home Family Literacy & Learning Program

The In-Home Family Literacy and Learning Program provides caregivers of pre-school aged children the opportunity to learn in the comfort of their own home. Our IHLLP team consists of an adult educator and an early childhood educator who work together to improve the literacy skills of families in our area.

To be eligible for this program, clients must live in the Tri-County area, be 18 years of age or older, have a child under the age of 5 and have a goal that they wish to work towarads.


Our programs are designed to serve Nova Scotian adults who want to: improve their essential skills which include reading, math, computer, and other important academic and workplace skills; work towards a high school diploma or equivalency; and/or upgrade their high school credits to qualify for post-secondary education.

 To participate in a Nova Scotia School of Adult Learning, a learner must:

  • currently reside in Nova Scotia;

  • be 18 years of age or older;

  • not currently be in school;

  • be one of the following:

    • a Canadian citizen;

    • a permanent resident;

    • a protected person, as defined in Section 95 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; or

    • a permanent resident applicant with a work permit.

  • Be sufficiently proficient in speaking and listening in the language of instruction to benefit fully from NSSAL Programs.

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