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Steps Of Apprenticeship

  1. Hire an employee. Tradespeople can work without apprenticing in over 40 of the designated trades and sub-trades. In the five compulsory trades of construction electrician, plumber, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic, sheet metal worker and sprinkler fitter, employees must register in MyATC on their first day of employment and can work no more than six months or 900 hours before they must be indentured as an apprentice. For the Hairstylist trade, only those that hold a valid learners certificate or a journeyperson certificate can work in this trade.
  2. Indenture the employee as an apprentice by approving their apprenticeship application through your MyATC account. Employees will submit their apprenticeship application by registering or logging in to their MyATC account and submitting an apprenticeship application. For further help with approving or submitting an apprenticeship application, visit the MyATC Knowledge Centre. The apprenticeship application on MyATC also requires the following:
    • Obtain and submit a copy of the high school transcript and transcript for any technical training completed with the apprenticeship application.
    • Pay the application fees as noted.
    Note: Any apprentice who has completed the Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship program does not have to pay this fee.
  3. Provide on-the-job training to your apprentice in all areas of the trade to the extent that the facilities and working conditions of your business allow.
  4. Verify work performed by submitting or approving the apprentice’s trade time in MyATC. This must be completed twice per year.
  5. Allow the apprentice to attend technical training and write examinations as required.
  6. Following the final level of technical training, the apprentice will write the Trade Certification Examination. See the trade specific Designated Trades page regarding examination study information.
  7. Pay the apprentice’s wages while the apprentice is on the job.
  8. For Red Seal trades, claim the Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit on your Income Tax Return.

    For more information, see: What is Apprenticeship? and Entrance Requirement for Apprenticeship Training

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    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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