Apprenticeship

About Apprenticeship Training

  • apprenticeship is a formal agreement between an individual who wants to learn a skill and an employer who needs a skilled worker
  • apprenticeship training is a multi-year "earning-while-learning" arrangement for a required term
  • apprentices already have jobs in their desired field of work, and have signed a contract of apprenticeship with their employer and the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
  • under the supervision of a certified journeyperson, an apprentice receives knowledge and develops skills thorugh on-the-job training
  • apprenticeship skills learnt on the job are supplemented with a required number of weeks of in-school technical training each year
  • upon successful completion of an apprenticeship program, you are eligible to write an examination to become a certified journeyperson in your trade

Apprenticeship Contract

You may enter into an apprenticeship contract (become indentured) if you:

  • are 16 years old or older
  • have the proper educational requirements
  • work in a designated trade (either as an employee, employer or self-employed shop owner)

When signed, the apprenticeship contract is registered with the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission.

Technical Training

  • SIAST provides the in-school portion of apprenticeship training for 20 apprenticeable trades
  • technical training provides you with theory, testing and hands-on experience. It is available in Regina, Moose Jaw, Saskatoon and Prince Albert
  • technical training is also available in cities in other provinces (for some trades)


Training Programs and Other Information

All apprenticeship training is scheduled by the SATCC. For more information about the trades listed below (requirements for technical and on-the-job training, entrance level and journeyperson examinations) or for information about start dates for specific training periods, please contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission; or

SATCC
2140 Hamilton Street
Regina SK  S4P 2E3  


Apprenticeship Incentive Grant and Apprenticeship Completion Grant

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant offers $1,000 to eligible apprentices who successfully complete their first and/or second level of apprenticeship training in a designated Red Seal trade, to a maximum of $2,000.

The Apprenticeship Completion Grant offers $2,000 to eligible apprentices who successfully complete their apprenticeship training and receive their journeyperson certification in a designated Red Seal trade on or after January 1, 2009.

By combining the two grants, apprentices could be eligible for up to $4,000 upon certification in a designated Red Seal trade.

 

Program Name Campus Term of Apprenticeship Length of Training at SIAST
per Year/Level
Agricultural Machinery Technician SIAST Kelsey Campus 4 years 8 weeks per year
John Deere Agricultural Technician SIAST Kelsey Campus 4 years

Level 1:  12 weeks
Level 2:  8 weeks
Level 3:  12 weeks
Level 4:  8 weeks

Automotive Service Technician

SIAST Kelsey Campus
SIAST Palliser Campus

4 years 8 weeks per year
Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) SIAST Kelsey Campus
SIAST Wascana Campus
4 years 8 weeks per year
Bricklayer SIAST Palliser Campus 3 years 8 weeks per year
Carpenter SIAST Palliser Campus
SIAST Woodland Campus
4 years 7 weeks per year
Cook SIAST Kelsey Campus
SIAST Palliser Campus
3 years 40 days per year
Electrician SIAST Palliser Campus
SIAST Woodland Campus
4 years Level 1:  8 weeks
Level 2:  8 weeks
Level 3:  9 weeks
Level 4:  8 weeks
Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic SIAST Kelsey Campus 4 years 8 weeks per year
Industrial Instrument Technician SIAST Palliser Campus 4 years 10 weeks per year
Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) SIAST Kelsey Campus 4 years 8 weeks per year
Ironworker (Structural) SIAST Palliser Campus 3 years

Level 1:  7 weeks
Level 2:  8 weeks
Level 3:  7 weeks

Machinist SIAST Kelsey Campus 4 years Level 1:  8 weeks
Level 2:  8 weeks
Level 3:  8 weeks
Level 4:  6 weeks
Motor Vehicle Body Repairer SIAST Kelsey Campus
SIAST Wascana Campus
4 years

Level 1:  6 weeks
Level 2:  6 weeks
Level 3:  7 weeks
Level 4:  7 weeks

Partsperson SIAST Kelsey Campus 3 years

Level 1:  8 weeks
(offered via distance learning)
Level 2:  8 weeks
Level 3:  6 weeks

Plumber SIAST Kelsey Campus 4 years Level 1:  8 weeks
Level 2:  8 weeks
Level 3:  7 weeks
Level 4:  7 weeks
Refrigeration Mechanic SIAST Kelsey Campus 4 years 8 weeks per year
Sheet Metal Worker SIAST Kelsey Campus 4 years 8 weeks per year
Steamfitter-Pipefitter SIAST Kelsey Campus 4 years Level 1:  8 weeks
Level 2:  8 weeks
Level 3:  7 weeks
Level 4:  7 weeks
Steel Fabricator SIAST Kelsey Campus 3 years 8 weeks per year
Truck and Transport Mechanic SIAST Kelsey Campus 4 years 8 weeks per year
Welding SIAST Kelsey Campus
SIAST Palliser Campus
3 years Level 1 - 7 weeks
Level 2 - 7 weeks
Level 3 - 8 weeks

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SIAST is Saskatchewan's primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training. A member of Polytechnics Canada, SIAST's programs range from certificates to degrees. The institution serves 26,000 distinct students through campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities.

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