Rig Technician De-designation

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The Red Seal Rig Technician trade will be de-designated across Canada, effective June 30, 2021.

The trade was approved nationally for de-designation by the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) due to a lack of industry demand to continue supporting the trade.

The SATCC is working to ensure that Saskatchewan’s current Rig Technician apprentices are aware of their certification options. All current Rig Tech apprentices will be contacted by the SATCC to give them the opportunity to develop a plan for certification before the de-designation deadline.

Effective immediately, the SATCC will no longer be accepting apprentice applications for the Rig Technician trade.

The SATCC is still accepting trade qualifier applications for the Rig Technician trade until May 30, 2021. Trade qualifiers can write the interprovincial journeyperson certification exam until June 30, 2021.