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The process of funding/financing your college diploma/certificate can be confusing for most people. Here at METI, we understand the importance of choosing the best option to suit your needs. Every student’s needs are unique. Our Financial Assistance Team will provide you with the information you need about funding and financing options best suited for you. The first step is to determine the personal and family resources that may be available. Then you can investigate other financial assistance programs. Listed are some resources to help you find the right financing option for your individual needs.


Student Loans (Canada/Provincial Student Assistance)

May be obtained by eligible students. Financial Assistance for METI’s Environmental Health & Safety Diploma and Class 1 Driver Tractor Trailer programs is available through the Canada/Provincial Student Loan programs. The federal and provincial governments work together to provide student financial assistance. You can begin your on-line application process for Student Assistance immediately upon submitting your application. The amount and the eligibility an individual student is entitled to may vary depending on personal circumstances. Information on loans, grants and bursaries is available through the following links:


Nova Scotia Student Assistance

Toll free: 1-800- 565-8420 Phone: 902-424- 8420 Website: National Student Loan Service Centre Toll free: 1-888- 815-4514 Website: Students must qualify by making an application to the Student Assistance office in the province of residence. For a list of provincial offices, please visit the Government of Canada CanLearn website at:


Employment Nova Scotia – Skills Development

‘Skills Development’ is an employment program of Employment Nova Scotia that provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to help them obtain the skills training they need to obtain employment. If you are presently unemployed and collecting Employment Insurance or you have a claim that ended in the last five years you may be eligible for some assistance with your training program. It can take some time to complete all the paper work, so we suggest that you begin your application process with METI and your Nova Scotia Works Centre (YMCA, Community Resource Centre etc.) without delay. To learn more about Skills Development in Nova Scotia, visit their website.


Native Council and Aboriginal Education

For information, visit their website at: services


Student Line of Credit

This is a loan obtained through your financial institute that can help you pay for tuition, books, living expenses and more. METI works with RBC and many other institutes.


Payment Plans

Maritime Environmental Training Institute offers flexible payment options for individuals not using third party funding or financial aid. A payment plan can be arranged that suits both parties. Tuition and material costs are divided into payments throughout your program. The first payment is due on the first day of classes, and the final payment is due at a date determined by the your program end date. Payments are interest free while you are an enrolled. To discuss these options, call us to speak to a team member.


Canadian Forces Personnel Assistance

If you are affiliated with the Canadian Forces, there may be programs available to aid in financing your education. For more information, visit the Canadian Forces Personnel Assistance Fund website at:


Registered Education Savings Plans.

For more information, please contact the financial institution holding the RESP and visit the Government of Canada CanLearn website at: Students Financial assistance may be available for out of province students who qualify. Please visit the centres in your area.

METI accepts the following methods of payment: • VISA • MASTERCARD • Debit • Cash• Cheques and Money Orders.


Speak to a Financial Aid team member today.

Whatever your circumstances, there are many funding choices available to you.Contact us today to explore your options. 902-539- 9766 or


We are now pleased to offer the option of instant approval financing through PayBright. Click the picture below to learn more.

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Jamie Buist

I would like to thank METI for the great SAIA scaffold course they put on.  I was able to find work right here in Sydney thanks, METI.
Derek Gouthro – I just received a call from Kiewit (scaffolding).  Thank you,
everyone at M.E.T.I.!

Jamie Buist

Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

Chad Johnston – Nov 2018:

Hey folks just finishing up my scaffolding course great course to take all the
instructors great people! Big shout out to Gerard, Chris, uncle Harold, Paul, and Brian for making this experience a good one, excellent course folks high
recommend it!

Chad Johnston

Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

Jolene MacNeil – June 2016: 

As a recent graduate of the SAIA (Scaffold and Access Industry Association) Program (June, 2016) as well as the Environmental Health and Safety Program (fall, 2015).

I just wanted to thank all the dedicated staff at METI, especially Gerard Jessome, for passing along their infinite knowledge, skills and contacts during my training. With Gerard’s assistance, I was offered a position with Brock Canada Field Services immediately following the
completion of my course. As a “mature” female student who has never worked in the oil and gas industry, I believe this opportunity presented itself on the basis of the excellent training provided by METI, and the respect they have earned for producing well qualified graduates. Keep up the great work!

Jolene MacNeil

Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

Liam MacNeil – July 2018:

I’d like to thank everyone at METI for the great SAIA Pre-Employment program. Got a job with Redi-Energy on Suncor’s Fort Hills site before the course was even over!

Awesome program, everything we learned in class is being applied daily. Special thanks to Gerard Jessome for being a great instructor and helping me get a job.

Liam MacNeil

Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

Elmer Haan  – Sept 2017: 

Program Manager

METI has been providing excellent service, and reliable training for CLAC for many years. Their diverse course offerings, from ESC certifications to SAIA Pre-Employment and journeyperson scaffold training has proven to be extremely valuable to us. Our continued strong relationship with METI allows CLAC members to access training in Eastern Canada. METI instructors are knowledgeable and have shown a real passion for ensuring our members are trained to the highest industry standards. Brian Carrier reviewed METI Maritime Environmental Training Institute — 5 star May 11, 2018. I attended METI's courses and I am very satisfied with the training they gave me. I would like to thank my instructor Gerard Jessome providing me with quality training. I am now a 3rd year scaffolder soon to be journeyman.

METI has been with me every step of the way and has been instrumental in my success. Within 2 months of completing the program, I had found employment. Since then, I have had the opportunity to work for Quinn Construction at 28$ per hour. Then I worked for PCL as a second year for 36$ per hour. Then I became third year with a salary of 38,75$ per hour. I am now working for AEcom with an hourly rate of 36$. The drop-in wage aside, with my overtime hours, my income has remained the same.

Thanks to METI, I went from having a job to having a career I am proud of.

Elmer Haan

Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

Mark Callaghan – Sept 2017: 

Project Coordinator
Panels and Pipes Mechanical Services

We have developed a great relationship with METI and their Pre-Employment Scaffolding Program over the past five years. Numerous graduates have been employed by Panels and Pipes and are always very well prepared to begin their careers as Scaffolders. They are well trained, knowing and understanding the basics of scaffolding and how to construct it safely. Along with their SAIA Scaffolding accreditation and added safety certifications METI graduates are always on the top of our list when hiring new Scaffolders.

Mark Callaghan

Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

Keith MacIntyre

This program is hands down the best in the industry. The
training I received prepared me for just about every situation I ran into when I began working in the oil and gas industry in Alberta. I could answer questions without hesitation, and put my words into action. I worked from an entry level safety watch position to a team lead position in my first year, by the end of my third year in the oil patch I was an HSEQ Manager overseeing several sites.

Keith MacIntyre

Environmental Health Safety Technician

Leigh Blinkhorn – June 2017:

When I graduated from the EHST program in 2011, I immediately started work as a Health and Safety Advisor with Commissioning Group. From there, I worked with Kentz, MMR, and KFFT.

My employers were so impressed with the caliber of my training and the working knowledge that I possessed, that they funded further training for me (Tap Root investigation, etc.). I couldn’t ask for a better group of people to teach this program. Their support continued long after I left METI.

Leigh Blinkhorn

Environmental Health Safety Technician

Donna Lea Kehoe – Jan 2018:

In 2015 I had no job, no prospects and not very much self confidence, when I was told about METIs environmental tech. course by Jean Chisholm of Nova Scotia Works. I graduated in July 2015 with alot of tickets but no real idea of what to do with what I had. After many closed doors METI invited me to a job fair for Sulzer Chemtech. After working for them for the last 2 years, I got married in April, I just bought my very first new car and I hope to be in my own home sometime in the not to distant future. I loved my experience at METI & I love my job with Sulzer.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Donna Lea Kehoe

Environmental Health Safety Technician

Jay Budd – July 2018:

After fulfilling my Environmental Health and Safety Technicians Diploma in
February, I was recently hired on in Saint John, NB with a contracted company, working at the Irving Oil Refinery as a Safety Coordinator! They were very impressed with the number of courses I graduated with. They give you the hands- on experience and plenty of courses you need to get to where ever it is you may want to be! So grateful to have taken this course and highly recommend it to anyone who would like to get into the Safety field!!

Thank you METI

Jay Budd

Environmental Health Safety Technician