Entrance requirements for individual trades have been established by the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) in consultation with industry, stakeholders and the essential skills profiles.
A Grade 12 transcript (with no modified classes) or a GED 12 guarantees an applicant meets the educational entrance requirements for apprenticeship in Saskatchewan. This ensures the individual has all of the necessary skills required to successfully complete the apprenticeship program, and receive journeyperson certification.
Individuals with “modified” or “general” classes in math or science do not meet our entry requirements.
A chart showing the minimum requirements, in math and science, can be viewed by clicking on “Entrance Requirements for Apprenticeship Training” below.
Individuals not meeting the entrance requirements for their trade have an option to take an entrance assessment, Accuplacer. Accuplacer is a computer-based skills assessment designed to determine the individual’s level of knowledge for reading comprehension and math. If the assessment shows any area below pre-determined benchmarks, a personalized learning path, which includes a variety of interactive learning activities to teach and reinforce skills (MyFoundationsLab) is prescribed to the individual. Completion of this personalized learning path and a subsequent Accuplacer assessment will allow them to enter into apprenticeship. The fee to access Accuplacer/MyFoundationsLab is $25.
- What is the Entrance Assessment (Accuplacer)?
- Frequently Asked Questions Entrance Assessment (Accuplacer)
- Frequently Asked Questions MyFoundationsLab
Individuals not meeting the entrance requirements for their trade may also obtain the credit for the minimum math or science grade level (non-modified) listed by their trade, or their GED 12.
English is the language of instruction in all apprenticeship programs and is the common language for business in Saskatchewan. Before admission, all apprentices must be able to understand and communicate in the English language. Applicants whose first language is not English must have a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment of six (CLB6).