Commission Board

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 2018, this became the Minister of Immigration and Career Training. The Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Act 1999 authorizes the Commission to manage the Apprenticeship and Trade Certification system.

The Commission:
  • designates trades for apprenticeship training and certification;
  • generates, retains and expends revenues;
  • registers apprentices and journeypeople, monitoring their training and providing certification of skill levels achieved;
  • determines and charges fees for products and services;
  • enters into agreements for training delivery; and
  • represents Saskatchewan on interprovincial initiatives.

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. The Act also ensures accountability to both industry and government. Read more about the SATCC Board Policies and SATCC Board Terms of Reference.

SATCC Commission Board Committees: The SATCC Board had implemented a committee structure to facilitate the work of the Board and develop recommendations for the Board’s consideration.  For more information about each committee, see the Committee Terms of Reference.

COMMISSION BOARD MEMBERS (effective May 2020):

Commission Board Chairperson Drew Tiefenbach
Commission Board Vice-Chairperson Jeff Sweet
Agriculture, Tourism and Service Sector
Employees Karen Zunti
Employers Alison Poelen
Construction Sector
Employees Dion Malakoff
Jeff Sweet
Wayne Worrall
 Employers Mike Berkes
Ian Knibbs
Dana Paidel
Production and Maintenance Sector
Employees Aaron R. Laughlin
Employers vacant
Motive Repair Sector
Employees Ryan Cunningham
Employers Bryan Leier
Persons with Disabilities Wayne Stadnyk
First Nations Leonard Manitoken
Métis Brett Vandale
Northern Saskatchewan Brent Dubray
Women in Trades Jessica Baldwin
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Drew Tiefenbach
Ministry of Immigration and Career Training Darcy Smycniuk
Ministry of Education Susan Nedelcov-Anderson

Commission Board Orientation