Government of Saskatchewan

Applications & Exam Forms

Apply for Apprenticeship

To be eligible for apprenticeship training you must be employed in the trade. Once you are employed, you and your employer can submit the Employer Application for Registration of Apprenticeship Contract (the current fee is $150.00).  After your application has been processed and approved, a training coordinator will schedule you in the first available technical training space.  Tuition is currently $75.00 per training week for most trades and the average level of technical training is about eight weeks ($600).  The rest of the time you should be working and learning on-the-job. Designated trades in Saskatchewan take from two to four years to complete.  Therefore, on average, you would be called to attend technical training once a year for eight weeks for four years. We do not keep lists of employers looking to hire apprentices.  It’s up to you to find a job in your chosen field.  These are two websites that may be useful for you.

Some individuals apply to SIAST or other training providers before becoming employed in order to take a pre-employment type course.  These courses usually assist people in finding initial employment in the trade they are interested in but if you can find a job without pre-employment that’s great.  The Apprenticeship Commission does not pay any costs associated with pre-employment courses.

Form 1 - Employer Application for Registration of Apprenticeship Contract (To be submitted with an apprenticeship contract:  Form A or Form B.)
Form A - Contract Between Apprentice and Employer
Form A -  Powerline Technician Contract Between Apprentice and Employer
Form B– Contract between Apprentice and Joint Training Committee
Form 6A – Trade-specific Verification of Trade Experience can be found on the Designated Trades page.

Fee Schedule
Tuition Fees – effective July 1, 2014
A Guide for Employers
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Apply for Exam

First time applicants must submit a Tradesperson Registration Form (Form 7) and a fee of $480. The Form 7 must be accompanied by Verification of Trade Experience – (Form 6A) form confirming their experience in the trade. Trade specific Form 6A can be found under each respective trade on this website. Tradespersons must verify “full time” in their trade in order to qualify for the journeyperson examination.

Tradespersons taking a written or practical examination for a second time, or more, in the same trade must complete an Application for Examination (Form 2).  There is a fee for re-examinations – $100 for written exams and $160 for practical exams.

Compulsory Upgrading Trades: To be eligible for a journeyperson examination in the carpenter or insulator trades, tradespersons must successfully complete the prescribed upgrading training.

Full time for a trade is outlined in the regulations governing each trade.

Please refer to the Examination Schedule for locations and dates.

Apprentices and tradespersons have a maximum of four attempts at a written exam and four attempts at a practical exam (if applicable). If it is your third or fourth attempt at an exam, you must complete prescribed upgrading.

Temporary Foreign Workers have two attempts to pass the written or practical Journeyperson Examination.  Once you have received your Permanent Status, you may contact the SATCC to discuss any further attempts.

Form 2 - Application for Examination (To be submitted on a second, third or fourth examination attempt in the same trade. See “Important Information Regarding Calculators.”)

Form 7 - Tradesperson Application for Registration (To be submitted on the first examination attempt in a trade. See “Important Information Regarding Calculators.”)

Form 6A – Trade-specific Verification of Trade Experience can be found on the Designated Trades page.

2014 Examination Schedule

2015 Examination Schedule

The Practical Examination Schedule is not available on the website, please contact our Regina office for information regarding practical examinations and dates.

Information regarding written and practical examination breakdowns and a list of suggested study materials is located in the “Designated Trades” section of the website. 

Apply for Upgrading

Those applying to write the Carpenter or Insulator Interprovincial Journeyperson Written Examination must complete an upgrading course before their first attempt at the written Interprovincial Examination.

Many trades have voluntary upgrading available.  Refer to the Designated Trades portion of our website for information regarding an available course in your trade.  Please note that some trades do not have an upgrading course available.

All examination applicants are allowed a maximum of four attempts to pass the written examination and if applicable a maximum of four attempts to pass the practical examination.  Please note that any apprentice that fails their written or practical examination on the final attempt will have their apprenticeship contract cancelled.

After a second or third written or practical examination failure, you must complete prescribed upgrading by the SATCC.

All applicants who fail their second or third attempts at an Interprovincial Examination must complete a Form 4 – the application for upgrading – and submit with the required fee.  Once received, your file will be forwarded to a SATCC Field Consultant.  He or she will review your file and prescribe for you upgrading.  A training plan will be created and a target date of completion will be set.  Once the prescribed upgrading is completed and you are ready to attempt your written or practical examination, submit a Form 2 – the application for examination –with the required examination fee.  You will be scheduled for the first available examination sitting nearest your preferred location.

Form 4 - Request for Upgrading Evaluation

Form 2 - Application for Examination
(To be submitted on a second, third or fourth examination attempt in the same trade. See “Important Information Regarding Calculators.”)

FORMS

Fee Schedule

Form 1 - Employer Application for Registration of Apprenticeship Contract
(To be submitted with an apprenticeship contract:  Form A or Form B.)

Form 2 - Application for Examination
(To be submitted on a second, third or fourth examination attempt in the same trade. See “Important Information Regarding Calculators.”)

Form 3 - Application for Certificate

Form 4 - Request for Upgrading Evaluation

Form 5 - Application for Replacement of Document

Form 6 - Verification of Trade Experience Letter

Form 6A – Trade-specific Verification of Trade Experience can be found on the Designated Trades page.

Form 7 - Tradesperson Application for Registration
(To be submitted on the first examination attempt in a trade. See “Important Information Regarding Calculators.”)

Form 8 - Permission to Apprentice in Saskatchewan

Form 9 – International Trained Assessment Form- Internationally Trained Workers Registration

Form 10 - Blue Seal Program Application

Form A – Contract Between Apprentice and Employer

Form A - Powerline Technician Contract Between Apprentice and Employer

Form B - Contract Between Apprentice and Joint Training Committee

2014 Examination Schedule

The Practical Examination Schedule is not available on the website, please contact our Regina office for information regarding practical examinations and dates.

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