“Secondary” Level Competition (High School)

For the Secondary Level (High School), competitors must be attending school full-time and must be less than 22 years of age to participate.  Competitors may not be in possession of previously awarded high school diploma. (Students returning to school for upgrading after receiving a high school diploma are not eligible to compete at the secondary level) Competitors participating do not need to be enrolled in specific classes or curriculum to compete in desired contests. (Ex: Competitors may compete in Carpentry competitions regardless of them presently taking a Carpentry class) However, competitors are not able to independently register to compete and a school official must contact the provincial office of Skills Canada NB to submit a confirmation for the school to be represented in any contest area.  


“Post-secondary/apprentice” Level Competition

  • Must be attending a private training institution , NBCC-CCNB, University or, must be enrolled in the provincial apprenticeship program.

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  • Competitors must not be a certified journey person in the contest area in which they wish to compete.

Students are not able to independently register to compete and a school/training institution official must contact the provincial office of Skills Canada NB to submit a confirmation for the school/training institution to be represented in any contest area.

* There are no age limitations for participation in the provincial competitions except for participants in the following contest areas:  Esthetics and Hairstyling. The age limits in these 2 categories are consistent with those of WorldSkills International. 


Citizenship of the Competitor Only Canadian citizens and permanent resident have the right to compete in the Canadian Skills Competition. Provinces or Territories registering participants are responsible for verifying this information.

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