A complete list of the designated trades in Saskatchewan can be found on our website at https://saskapprenticeship.ca/quick-links/designated-trades/
There are five compulsory trades in Saskatchewan. They are:
- Construction Electrician
- Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
- Sheet Metal Worker
- Sprinkler Fitter
To work in a compulsory trade in Saskatchewan the individual must be Journeyperson or a registered apprentice. Once assessed and approved as an International Trained Worker, you can work in the trade by submitting a Contract A for the employer you are currently working with and a “special Permit” card would be issued permitting you to work in the trade prior to attempting the IP exam.
Voluntary trades, or non-compulsory trades, make up the vast majority of the designated trades in Saskatchewan. Workers are encouraged to take apprenticeship training in the voluntary trades, or to attain their journeyperson certification, but it is not a mandatory requirement to work in the trade.
No, you can apply for an assessment from any province or country.
No, as long as you have a current email address registered with the SATCC, you will receive the acknowledgement of exam letters and confirmation of exam letters by email.
- Visitor Visa –must provide an email address for correspondence and are only approved to attend a regular exam sitting. (https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada.html.)
- If you require a Translator, please check the “Translator Required” check box on Form 2. This service is not provided to a person that arrives with a “Visitor Visa.
You can apply to be assessed to see if you would meet the eligibility requirements to write the certification examination here in Saskatchewan. In order to qualify as an Internationally Trained Worker in a specific trade, you must prove required hours and years of trade experience.
Note: The only journeyperson credentials recognized in Saskatchewan are credentials that have been issued in Canada. If you have obtained a journeyperson certificate in another country, and want journeyperson certification in Saskatchewan, you must apply for a trade qualifier assessment.
The result letter is not a Certificate of Qualification (CofQ). The results letter will simply indicate one of three things.
- You have been approved to challenge the Journeyperson exam once you are a resident of Saskatchewan, OR
- You have not been approved to challenge the Journeyperson exam and must apply as an apprentice once you are a resident of Saskatchewan, OR
- You need to provide more information before an assessment can be completed
- Link to study materials: http://www.red-seal.ca/resources/.2x.1ms_st.5dy-eng.html
- Link to practice tests: http://www.red-seal.ca/resources/s.1mpl.2_q.5.2st.3.4ns-eng.html
- Online upgrading may be available for some trades.
Yes. Learn about the structure of the examinations and how they are built, sample questions, their format and duration, what you need to bring for the examination and what to do if you don’t pass on the Red Seal website at http://www.red-seal.ca/resources/.2x.1ms_.1b.4.5t-eng.html.
You can apply to be assessed to see if you would meet eligibility to write the certification examination here in Saskatchewan. In order to qualify as an Internationally Trained Worker in the Hairstylist trade though, you must hold a Journeyperson Certificate from your home country and prove 5,400 hours and three (3) years of trade experience.
To be an apprentice, you must be a resident of Saskatchewan and you need to find an employer who will hire and train you. Find out more information here: https://saskapprenticeship.ca/workers/what-is-apprenticeship/