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METI’s SAIA SCAFFOLD ERECTOR – PROGRAM graduates are in demand in Nova Scotia and across Canada!

METI is proud to serve as Atlantic Canada’s accredited training institute for the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) and SAIA Apprenticeship. Training takes just 7 weeks to complete and is the first step toward the North American-wide recognized SAIA Industrial Scaffold Apprenticeship Training Program.
Let us help you become a competent person for frame, tube and coupler, and systems scaffolds.

METI maintains industry relationships at home and across Canada!

METI SAIA Scaffold Erector graduates have a variety of projects to choose from.  Currently, our grads are working at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Expansion, Irving Shipyard, Fort Hills, CNRL and many other sites.

Click here for course descriptions on the 14 certifications you will receive!

Admission To METI’s SAIA Scaffold Erector – Program is Easy And Fast!

Our Student Services Team is here to help you through the admission process!

Joe and Shannon are here to discuss, and help you with funding/financing options that may be available. Please call or send them an email to learn more.
902-539-9766 or email

METI is proud to serve as an Accredited Training Institute for the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) and SAIA Apprenticeship!

SAIA Scaffold Erector – Program

Our 7-week SAIA SCAFFOLD ERECTOR – PROGRAM is the first step toward completing the SAIA Industrial Scaffold Apprenticeship Training Program!


(Click to learn more about the SAIA Industrial Scaffold Apprenticeship Training Program.)


Seen here are METI SAIA Scaffold Erector grads working at the beautiful Highland Arts Center in downtown Sydney.

Hear what employers have to say…

METI grads are reliable, have a good work ethic and are punctual.  METI’s SAIA Scaffold Erector – Program graduates lead in knowledge of the scaffold industry.”

– Harbour Scaffold


METI started a training program tailored to support the needs of Eastern Canadians that provides not only industrial training, but training that meets all the requirements for easy transition into the Alberta Oil Sands for all his successful students. Not only does this assist the students in finding viable employment, it also supplies revenue and spending in the Eastern Provinces.

I had the pleasure of visiting METI as they were graduating a scaffold training class. I found their facility to be top notch and as a fellow training provider I was envious of the ideal practical and theoretical training set up. The practical area uses all 3 major scaffold types (system; brace and frame; and tube and coupler) and includes some skids that allows the students to navigate their scaffold designs in a realistic environment.

The computer lab allows the instructors to use all of today’s technology to ensure that all the students are well versed in SAIA Best Practices; OH&S Codes; and CSA Standards. This combination has produced some exceptional workers and that have a great head start in the scaffolding industry. I have personally hired some of these graduates and they have been successful in completing their scaffolding apprenticeships.

Since the start of this institute they have added the Journeyman Scaffolder Course to their available deliveries. I have met and have much respect for their trainers and all their supporting staff. I would not hesitate to ever refer anyone interested in industry training to attend this facility.”

– Rick Beaulieu, Construction Manager – REDI Energy Services



We have developed a great relationship with METI and their SAIA Scaffold Erector – 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, Project Coordinator – Panels and Pipes Mechanical Services


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.”

 – Elmer Haan, Program Manager – CLAC

“… Over the period 2019-2028, new job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 31,600…”

“… As job openings and job seekers are projected to be at relatively similar levels over the 2019-2028 period, the balance between labour supply and demand seen in recent years is expected to continue over the projection period.

– Government of Canada Job Bank

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