The success of individual apprentices and the success of Saskatchewan’s apprenticeship and industry training system are largely due to the efforts of employers. Nominations of exceptional employers for formal recognition are requested.

A recipient will be selected from two categories of organizations – fewer than 50 employees and more than 50 employees.

The nomination will determine that the employer:

  • Demonstrates a strong support of apprenticeship training
  • Works to increase the probability of an apprentice’s success in the trade
  • Creates an environment of excellence.



  • All four questions must be clearly and thoroughly answered. Well thought-out answers
    contribute to the success of a nomination.
  • Provide as much information as possible, to help the selection committee consider the
    employer’s qualifications for the award.
  • Only one employer may be nominated per form.
  • The nominator must be an individual. The nominator can be an employee of the
  • The nomination form can be submitted online and must be received by September 13, 2019 to be considered.



Show that this employer:

  •  Demonstrates a strong support of apprenticeship training, for example through:
    • a long history of training apprentices
    • training apprentices in many different trades (if applicable)
    • providing opportunity, such as for students with high school credits, completing SYA activities, consistently hiring entry-level apprentices, etc.
    • participating in career fairs to promote apprenticeship training and careers in the trades
    • promoting apprenticeship training and careers in the trades in local schools, to local businesses, etc.
    • has had staff participating or has recently participated on an SATCC industry board
    • involvement in Skills Canada activities


  • Works to increase the probability of an apprentice’s success in the trade, for example by:
    • providing an excellent training environment
    • encouraging strong work ethics
    • ensuring management is supportive of training (on-the-job, technical, additional)
    •  expecting excellence in work performed
    • demonstrating strong mentorship skills


  • Creates an environment of excellence, for example, where:
    • apprentices experience all or most areas and skills of their trade
    • career progress is acknowledged or rewarded
    • there is an opportunity for long term employment (if realistic, considering the nature of the trade)

Employer Nomination Form
Employer Address