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Saskatchewan Polytechnic Apprenticeship Programs

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 thorough 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

  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic 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 City

Term of Apprenticeship

Length of Training at Saskatchewan Polytechnic 
per Year/Level

Agricultural Machinery Technician

Saskatoon

4 years 8 weeks per year
Automotive Service Technician

Moose Jaw

Saskatoon

4 years 8 weeks per year
Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP)

Regina

Saskatoon

4 years 8 weeks per year
Bricklayer Saskatoon 3 years 8 weeks per year
Carpenter

Moose Jaw

Prince Albert

Regina

Saskatoon

4 years 7 weeks per year
Construction Electrician 

Moose Jaw

Prince Albert

Regina

4 years Level 1:  8 weeks
Level 2:  8 weeks
Level 3:  9 weeks
Level 4:  8 weeks
Cook

Moose Jaw

Prince Albert

Saskatoon

 3 years  40 days per year
Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Saskatoon 4 years 8 weeks per year
Industrial Instrument Technician Moose Jaw 4 years 10 weeks per year
Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Saskatoon 4 years 8 weeks per year
Ironworker (Structural) Moose Jaw 3 years

Level 1:  8 weeks
Level 2:  8 weeks
Level 3:  6 weeks

John Deere TECH Saskatoon 4 years Level 1:  12 weeks
Level 2:  8 weeks
Level 3:  12 weeks
Level 4:  8 weeks
Machinist Saskatoon 4 years Level 1:  8 weeks
Level 2:  8 weeks
Level 3:  8 weeks
Level 4:  6 weeks
Motor Vehicle Body Repairer

Regina

Saskatoon

4 years

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

Partsperson Online 3 years

Level 1:  8 weeks
Level 2:  8 weeks
Level 3:  6 weeks

Plumber

Regina

Saskatoon

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

Moose Jaw

Regina

Saskatoon

3 years Level 1 - 7 weeks
Level 2 - 7 weeks
Level 3 - 8 weeks
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