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 Saskatchewan Polytechnic, 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 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.
COMMISSION BOARD MEMBERS (effective September 20, 2017):
|Commission Board Chairperson||Drew Tiefenbach|
|Commission Board Vice-Chairperson||Jeff Sweet|
|Agriculture, Tourism and Service Sector|
|Production and Maintenance Sector|
|Employees||Aaron R. Laughlin|
|Motive Repair Sector|
|Persons with Disabilities
|First Nations||Leonard Manitoken|
|Northern Saskatchewan||Al Loke|
|Women in Trades||Roxanne Ecker|
|Ministry of the Economy||Alastair MacFadden|
|Ministry of Education||Maria Chow|