Government of Saskatchewan

Commission Board

Saskatchewan’s Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Act 1999 establishes the Commission as a Corporation and Agent of the Crown.  A Board of twenty or fewer members are appointed by the Provincial Government.  The majority of the members of the Board are selected by industry, equally representing employers and employees.  The Commission Board also has representation from SIAST, the Provincial Government and equity groups.  The Commission reports to a Minister of the Provincial Government who is responsible for the administration of the Act.  In 2012, this became the Minister of the Economy.

The Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Act 1999 authorizes the Commission to manage the Apprenticeship and Trade Certification system.

The Commission:
  • designates trades for apprenticeship training and certification;
  • generates, retains and expends revenues;
  • registers apprentices and journeypeople, monitoring their training and providing certification of skill levels achieved;
  • determines and charges fees for products and services;
  • enters into agreements for training delivery; and
  • represents Saskatchewan on interprovincial initiatives.

The Act gives the Commission the authority to make regulations to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the apprenticeship system to meet the needs of industry in a timely manner.

The Act also ensures accountability to both industry and government. Read more about the SATCC Board Policies.

Committees: The Commission Board implemented a committee structure to facilitate the work of the Board and develop recommendations for the Board’s consideration.

Board Standing Committees
Executive Committee: The Executive Committee assists the Board by providing guidance and advice in relation to any matters delegated to it.

Finance/Audit Committee
: The Finance/Audit Committee assists the Board by ensuring the adequacy and effectiveness of the financial reporting, internal controls and management information systems.

Governance Committee:  The Governance Committee assists the Board by providing guidance and advice in relation to board governance, processes, policies and principles.

Board Ad Hoc Committees
Standards Committee: The Standards Committee assists the Board in considering issues related to standards of training, certification, examinations, curriculum and entrance requirements, and to provide guidance to Trade Boards on standards related to those issues.

Trade Board Appointments Committee: The Trade Board Appointments Committee assists the Board by reviewing and developing recommendations for the appointment of members to Trade Boards.

Inclusion and Program Innovation Committee:  The Inclusion and Program Innovation Committee assists the Board by providing guidance and advice in relation to inclusionary practices and innovations in apprenticeship programming.

SATCC Commission Board Meeting Minutes

COMMISSION BOARD MEMBERS (effective February 13, 2014):

Commission Board Chairperson Garry Kot
Commission Board Vice-Chairperson Doug Christie
Agriculture, Tourism and Service Sector
Employees Karen Zunti
Employers Joe Kleinsasser
Construction Sector
Employees Garry Kot
Troy Knipple
Gregory Gaudet
Doug Christie
Rhonda Hipperson
Drew Tiefenbach
Production and Maintenance Sector
Employees Lorne Andersen
Employers Brian Marshall
Motive Repair Sector
Employees Tim Earing
Employers Bryan Leier
Persons with Disabilities
Doug Mitchell
First Nations Leonard Manitoken
Métis Brett Vandale
Northern Saskatchewan Frank Burnouf
Women in Trades Roxanne Ecker
SIAST Terry Parker
Ministry of the Economy Alastair MacFadden
Ministry of Education Julie Lemire

Commission Board Member Orientation Presentation.