NIA announces short-term CARICOM skills training opportunity in Canada

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (January 12, 2021) — The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding Canada-CARICOM [Caribbean Community] Skills Training for the Green Economy Scholarships programme.

The Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration is pleased to inform of the Canada-CARICOM Skills Training for the Green Economy Scholarship programmes. This new short-term exchange opportunity which is funded by Global Affairs Canada, targets persons interested in pursuing certificates, diplomas and associate degrees in areas such as:

· Climate-smart agriculture;

· Coastal and fisheries management;

· Renewable energy;

· Sustainable building techniques; and

· Agro-forestry.

The benefits of the scholarship include:

· Visa/study/work permit fees;

· Airfare;

· Health insurance;

· Living expenses;

· Ground transportation; and

· Books and supplies.

Kindly note further that the duration of the scholarship is a minimum of four (4) months or one (1) academic term and a maximum of eight (8) months or two (2) academic terms. The application period is from January to March 2021.

For further assistance and/or information, please visit the following link or contact the following persons:


o Kalima Ali-Jagnarine

Development Officer

High Commission of Canada

Phone: (592) 227-2081-5 ext. 398 3453


o OECS Communications

Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States

Phone: (758) 455-6327


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