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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 2019 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.

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Commission Board Members as of June 2021

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Drew Tiefenbach

Commission Board Chairperson, Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Drew Tiefenbach joined the Commission Board of Directors in 2014 as an employer representative in the construction sector....
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Jeff Sweet

Commission Board Vice-Chairperson, Construction Sector
Jeff Sweet holds Red Seal certifications in two, quite different, trades – as cook and electrician!He started as...
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Aaron R. Laughlin

Production and Maintenance Sector
Aaron Laughlin became an Employee Representative of the Production and Maintenance Sector in April 2015. He achieved his...
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Karen Zunti

Agriculture, Tourism and Service Sector
Karen Zunti was elected to the Commission Board of Directors as employee representative for the agriculture, tourism and...
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Dion Malakoff

Construction Sector
Dion Malakoff was appointed as the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Provincial Building And Constructions Trades Council in...
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Wayne Worrall

Construction Sector
Wayne Worrall was elected as an employee representative for the Construction Sector in 2014. Wayne holds a Red...
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Mike Berkes

Construction Sector
Mike Berkes became an Employer Representative of the Construction Sector on April 5, 2017. He is a Red...
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Ian Knibbs

Construction Sector
Ian Knibbs sits on the SATCC Commission Board as an Employer representative for the Construction Sector. He has...
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Ryan Cunningham

Motive Repair Sector
Ryan Cunningham became the Employee Representative of the Motive Repair Sector in April 2017. Ryan is an Automotive...
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Bryan Leier

Motive Repair Sector
Bryan Leier has been the employer representative in the automotive sector on the Board of Directors since 2009....
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Wayne Stadnyk

Persons with Disabilities
Wayne Stadnyk was appointed to the Commission Board (CB) on April 12/18 to represent people experiencing disabilities. Throughout...
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Leonard Manitoken

First Nations
Leonard Manitoken was nominated to represent First Nations people on the SATCC Commission Board in December 2012. He...
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Brett Vandale

Métis
Brett Vandale was elected to the Commission Board in January 2004 to represent Métis people. As the Senior...
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Brent Dubray

Northern Saskatchewan
Brent Dubray joined the SATCC Commission Board as the northern representative in 2019. He currently works for Meadow...
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Elaine Lafleur

Women in Trades
Elaine Lafleur began her formal involvement with SATCC in 2005 as an employer representative on the Industrial Mechanic...
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Darcy Smycniuk

Ministry of Immigration and Career Training
Darcy Smycniuk has a Bachelor of Administration from the University of Regina and brings 27 years of diverse...
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Susan Nedelcov-Anderson

Ministry of Education
Susan Nedelcov-Anderson was appointed to the Commission Board in April 2020, as the representative for the Ministry of...
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Alison Poelen

Agriculture, Tourism and Service Sector
Alison Poelen has been appointed to the Board for the Agriculture Tourism and Service Sector as the Employer...
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Dana Paidel

Construction Sector
Dana Paidel was elected to the Commission Board of Directors as an employer representative for the Construction Sector...
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Bernard Boutin

Production and Maintenance Sector
Bernie Boutin joined the SATCC Board as an Employer Representative in the Production and Maintenance Sector....
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The Government of Saskatchewan is planning a humanitarian flight from Warsaw to Regina on July 4, with capacity for 230 passengers.

Displaced Ukrainians can now register for the flight directly through Open Arms at:

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Open Arms is the humanitarian organization responsible for the flight registration/selection process.

The Government of Saskatchewan is ready to welcome our Ukrainian families and friends to our province.
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One hundred high school graduates from 66 communities across the province are receiving scholarships. Scholarships are presented to SYA program participants who plan to embark on careers in the skilled trades.

Read the news release and full list of winners: www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2022/june/24/one-hundred-high-school-graduates-rece...
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