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Access to academic and career exploration programs while incarcerated can be essential to obtaining a successful and productive life post-release. Limitless is designed to help participants succeed during the transition from custody to college.

How Limitless works

  • Complete four free ‘Transition to College’ modules focused on self-evaluation and career development.
  • Apply and be accepted to become a sponsored Limitless student.
  • Choose and apply for an NSCC program.
  • Receive tuition assistance.
  • Receive tailored supports, like culturally appropriate educational and career guidance.
  • Develop and strengthen skills and abilities, get career training and advice, and build connections with employers through work experience opportunities.


To be eligible for Limitless, applicants must:

  • Be in custody within a provincial facility.
  • Have a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) high school equivalency or willingness to complete the new Canadian Adult Education Credential (CAEC). For information about CAEC, contact the Nova Scotia Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration.
  • Complete four NSCC ‘Transition to College’ modules offered by the Nova Scotia Department of Justice.
  • Apply and be accepted into the Limitless program.


  • For the first year at NSCC, tuition and program-related costs are covered (e.g., books, tools, personal protective equipment, student fees).
  • The Limitless team can help participants navigate resources if additional financial support is needed while at NSCC.

How to apply

With the help of their case worker or a teacher, applicants complete and submit a:

  • Limitless program application
  • Consent form

Learn more

Have questions? Interested in learning more? Contact:

Natalie Smith
Justice-NSCC Liaison Educator

Limitless is a partnership between the Nova Scotia Department of Justice, The Windsor Foundation and NSCC.