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What is Apprenticeship?


Apprenticeship training is a structured system of supervised training leading to certification in one of Saskatchewan’s designated trades.

Apprentices spend approximately 85% of the time working on the job, learning the knowledge and skills associated with a trade from a certified journeyperson. The remaining time is spent in theoretical and technical in-school training, which reinforces and expands on what is learned on the job.

Apprentices receive a broad range of trade experience on the work site. Technical training usually takes place at an institute for a period of six to ten weeks each year. Recent initiatives have addressed flexible, innovative and timely training options.

Once an employer decides to train an individual as an apprentice, an apprenticeship application is submitted by the apprentice and the employer to the SATCC. Apprenticeship training ranges from two to four years depending on the trade. Once apprentices complete the final level of training, they are eligible to write the journeyperson examination.

There are over 40 designated trades in Saskatchewan.

What are the steps to becoming an apprentice?
  1. Find an employer willing to provide the necessary on-the-job training and supervision.
  2. Submit an apprenticeship application with the employer through MyATC.
  3. Work and learn on the job for the required period of time.
  4. Submit your hours of work – trade time – through MyATC every few months.
  5. Self-register for technical training in MyATC when you’ve met the required number of hours for your trade.
  6. Pass your technical training.
  7. Upon successfully completing the apprenticeship program and passing the certification exam, the apprentice receives a Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship and a Journeyperson Certificate of Qualification.

Congratulations, you are a professional journeyperson now!

For more information, see: Entrance Requirements for Apprenticeship

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