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The Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) has been recognized as one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. for the fifth year in a row.

For the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), having committed employees is one of the keys to creating and retaining a great team. “At SATCC, keeping employees engaged in their work is considered essential to the success of the program,” says CEO Jeff Ritter. “In our 2022 employee engagement survey, 79 per cent of employees agreed with the statement, ‘I find my work fulfilling and I look forward to coming to work each day.’”

Melody Burzminski agrees with that. She began working at SATCC nearly 20 years ago. “When I walked in, I didn’t know what apprenticeship was,” says Burzminski, now assessment and training manager. “As I learned about the program, I really fell in love with it – and the team of people I work with.”

Throughout her career with the SATCC Burzminski has taken advantage of mentorship and leadership programs. All staff create a work plan that includes a section on professional development and their supervisors work with them on next steps.

“At SATCC, we really care for employees through our team building, and our benefit programs and inclusion initiatives,” says Ritter. “We appreciate each other.”

Ritter gives the example of employees having a $500 benefit available for development or wellness programs – a needed perk after COVID-19.

Helping employees to feel safe and included is vital. SATCC provides online training on respectful workplaces and employees work to model inclusion in the workplace. The organization has also added two key roles. There is a director of innovation and inclusion, who works both internally and externally with clients. And a senior Indigenous advisor helps the commission continue to build a diverse and inclusive program.

Burzminski says it’s a great team at SATCC. “We work so well together. This is where I’ll work until I’m done.”

The editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers rate organizations on a variety of factors including: physical workplace; work atmosphere; training and skills development, and community involvement. To see the full list of winners and review the editors’ reasons for selection, visit Read more about why the SATCC is one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers at

Mediacorp Canada Inc. oversees the Canada’s Top 100 Employers competition (and affiliated regional competitions) and operates the job search engine,

The SATCC administers Saskatchewan’s apprenticeship and trade certification system.