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Former Canadian Military Personnel

There is a national agreement to allow ex-Canadian military personnel to establish civilian credentials. In Saskatchewan former Canadian military personnel deemed to have “full time” in a trade may apply to challenge the Interprovincial Journeyperson Examination by:

  • Applying in the normal manner (Form 7)
  • Paying all required fees

Ex-Canadian military personnel are deemed to have “full trade time” in the trade if they provide:

  • A copy of their QL5 certificate
  • A copy of their MPRR (Member’s Personal Record Resume)

The trades in Saskatchewan currently recognized for Canadian military training as meeting the criteria to write the Interprovincial Exams are:

Automotive Service Technician, Carpenter, Cook, Construction Electrician, Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic, Industrial Mechanic (Millwright), Machinist, Plumber, Refrigeration Mechanic, Truck and Transport Mechanic, Welder.

In order to determine eligibility to challenge the certification exams for specific trades see below:

Automotive Service Technician: Eligible with 411 Vehicle Technician QL5 supported with MPRR

Carpenter: Eligible with 648 Construction Technician QL5 supported with MPRR

Cook: Eligible with 861 Cook QL5 supported with MPRR

Construction Electrician: Eligible with 642 Electrical Distribution Technician QL5 supported with MPRR

Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic: Eligible with 411 Vehicle Technician QL5 supported with MPRR

Industrial Mechanic (Millwright): Eligible with 313 Marine Engineering Technician QL5 supported with MPRR

Machinist: Eligible with 313 Marine Engineering Technician (Machinist for Naval Machinists) QL5 supported with MPRR

Plumber: Eligible with 646 Plumbing and Heating Technician QL5 supported with MPRR

Refrigeration Mechanic: Eligible with 641 Refrigeration and Mechanical Technician QL5 supported with MPRR

Truck and Transport Mechanic: Eligible with 411 Vehicle Technician QL5 supported with MPRR

Welder: Eligible with 441 Material Technician QL5 supported with MPRR

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One of the questions our SYA team frequently gets asked is “What’s the best trade to get into?” It all depends. It depends on the trade you’re interested in: is the trade currently in high demand? It depends on the aspects of the trade: does it have a residential, commercial, or industrial sector to it? It depends on your work ethic and your goals: how hard do you want to work? Do you want to start a business, work for yourself or work for someone else?

Our SYA Manager Paul gives this advice: “Choose a trade you have a passion for and can see yourself doing for many years. Hone your skills through the apprenticeship training system, then a successful career will follow.”
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One of the questions our SYA team frequently gets asked is “What’s the best trade to get into?” It all depends. It depends on the trade you’re interested in: is the trade currently in high demand? It depends on the aspects of the trade: does it have a residential, commercial, or industrial sector to it? It depends on your work ethic and your goals: how hard do you want to work? Do you want to start a business, work for yourself or work for someone else? 

Our SYA Manager Paul gives this advice: “Choose a trade you have a passion for and can see yourself doing for many years. Hone your skills through the apprenticeship training system, then a successful career will follow.”

Our Field Consultant Katilyn presented virtually to folks from the Regina Open Door Society Inc. this morning. Great engagement from all those who attended!

Some popular topics of discussion included the financial supports and benefits available to apprentices. While attending technical training, apprentices may be eligible to receive Employment Insurance as well as the Apprenticeship Training Allowance. Apprentices can also apply for grants such as the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant, the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women, and the Apprenticeship Completion Grant.

More info on support programs can be found here: saskapprenticeship.ca/support-programs/
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Our Field Consultant Katilyn presented virtually to folks from the Regina Open Door Society Inc. this morning. Great engagement from all those who attended! 

Some popular topics of discussion included the financial supports and benefits available to apprentices. While attending technical training, apprentices may be eligible to receive Employment Insurance as well as the Apprenticeship Training Allowance. Apprentices can also apply for grants such as the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant, the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women, and the Apprenticeship Completion Grant. 

More info on support programs can be found here: https://saskapprenticeship.ca/support-programs/

saskatchewan youth apprenticeship (sya)

The Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship (SYA) program gives high school students the opportunity to learn more about skilled trades career pathways and gain a head start on their skilled trades career, should they register as an apprentice after graduation.
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