New Dawn College is now accepting applicants for its September 2015 diploma programs. For more than three decades, New Dawn College has been offering high-quality career-oriented training. Today New Dawn College offers four Diploma Programs: Continuing Care Assistant, Cosmetology Hair Design, Basic Welding, and High Pressure Pipe Welding.

Continuing Care Assistant Diploma Program

There is great demand in our community for qualified Continuing Care Assistants (CCA). As a CCA you will be able to provide support to clients and their families in need of assistance; whether elderly, disabled, or recovering from a serious illness or injury.

At New Dawn College, you will train for rewarding and secure employment with long term care facilities, home support agencies, private care providers and hospitals: our practical hands-on program includes an internship with one of Cape Breton’s leading care facilities. New Dawn College is proud to offer small class sizes and one-on-one support from our Registered Nurse (RN) instructor.

For more information call 902-270-3659 today, e-mail, visit or click here to apply for New Dawn College’s Continuing Care Assistant Diploma Program.

Cosmetology Hair Design Diploma Program

Train for work in a creative, fast-paced, client-oriented industry. At New Dawn College you will learn the cutting-edge fundamentals of professional hair cutting, coloring and styling under the supervision of a Master Hairdresser. Your education will prepare you for immediate work in the hair design industry as both a stylist and a salon owner while helping you to build your first client base with hands-on client hair care in the New Dawn College Salon.

For more information call 902-270-3659 today, e-mail, visit or click here to apply for New Dawn College’s Cosmetology Hair Design Diploma Program.

Basic and High Pressure Pipe Welding Diplomas

The Basic Welding Diploma Program is designed to prepare students to enter the workforce with the skills needed to be a productive and successful welder. The program combines classroom theory, practical shop training, and a variety of work experience and education activities.

The High Pressure Pipe Welding Diploma Program prepares welders for the demands of industry in high quality X-ray work as required by the A.S.M.E. section 1X of the boiler pressure code.

For more information call 902-270-3659 today, e-mail, visit or click here to apply for New Dawn College’s Basic or High Pressure Pipe Welding Diploma Programs.


New Dawn Health Care offers professional health care services including home care, foot care, blood collection services and residential living for seniors though Home Living Ltd. and the New Dawn Guest Home.

Rental Properties

New Dawn owns and manages five commercial properties including the historic Crowell’s Building in downtown Sydney, and two hundred quality homes throughout CBRM. Click here to see current vacancies.

New Dawn College

New Dawn College is a registered Private Career College offering diploma programs in Cosmetology Hair Design, Continuing Care Assistant, Basic Welding and High Pressure Pipe Welding.

Meals on Wheels

New Dawn Meals on Wheels is a not-for-profit program that provides hot, nutritious meals and smiles to people in our community who are unable to prepare meals for themselves.

Invest Local

Enabling investors the opportunity to grow their money through the CEDIF (Community Economic Development Investment Fund) structure while also growing the community in which they live and work.

Community Engagement

The New Dawn Community Education Foundation was established in 2002. The work of the Foundation is to engage and encourage community participation and dialogue as the basis for community building and to raise funds to do the work.

Holy Angels Project

New Dawn Enterprises recently purchased this historic complex, which has been an important asset in our community for over a century. New Dawn is in the process of adapting these facilities to meet community needs in the most responsible, creative, and sustainable way possible.