Internationally Trained Workers
Internationally Trained Worker Information
Compulsory apprenticeship trades – there are four “compulsory” trades in Saskatchewan:
3. Refrigeration Mechanic
4. Sheet Metal Worker
An assessment must be completed to work in any compulsory trade in Saskatchewan.
Voluntary trades - Upon applying to write the certification examination, an assessment of your experience must be completed.
To work in a skilled trade in Saskatchewan, the following steps will occur:
1. Assessment with the SATCC. Assessments will occur on a first-come, first-served basis, and typically takes 4 to 6 weeks from application. All correspondence is received and sent through mail service, and will be sent directly to you the client, or to a representative. A form must be filled out for someone to represent you (Consent to Release Personal Information Form). Please remember all documentation must be translated.
- Apply for an assessment by mailing:
- Form 9 – Internationally Trained Workers (fee of $380)
- Certificates and Transcripts (translated)
- Employer Letters verifying apprenticeship OR Trade experience hours (with hours broken down and signed by each employer)
- Certificates and transcripts for equivalency
- National Craft Certificates
- City and Guilds
- Vocational certificates and transcripts
- Trade experience hours
- Type of company
- Type of work
- Total hours in the trade
- Compulsory trades: Minimum of 7200 hours required
- Voluntary trades: Minimum of trade requirement
- Submit a copy of your work permit to SATCC.
- Complete Form 2 ($100 fee) to write the Interprovincial Journeyperson exam.
More information and useful links:
- IMMSKILLS: The SATCC and the Canadian International Training and Education Corporation (CITREC) have signed a partnership agreement to offer Skilled Trade Assessment for Foreign-Trained nationals. CITREC through its partnership with SATCC, will be offering the Skilled Assessment Service in foreign countries under the IMMSKILLS brand. More information.
- Getting Licensed in a Regulated Occupation – Process Map
- Now Easier for Immigrants to get Licensing Information
- Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP)
- Citizenship and Immigration Canada (Service Canada)
- Working in Saskatchewan
- Form 9 – Internationally Trained Workers Registration
- Immigration Options for Skilled Tradespersons: The New Federal Skilled Trades Program