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Written by Northern Apprenticeship Committee Coordinator   
Thursday, 20 September 2012 19:12

Support Programs

Saskatchewan Graduate Retention Program (GRP)

Saskatchewan is thriving and opportunities for graduates have never been bigger. Choose to live and build your future right here in Saskatchewan and you could be eligible for a refundable income tax credit. The Graduate Retention Program (GRP) provides a tax rebate up to $20,000 to graduates that remain in Saskatchewan and file a Saskatchewan income tax return.

Saskatchewan Employees’ Tool Tax Credit

The Employees’ Tool Tax Credit recognizes the costs associated with  purchasing, replacing and upgrading eligible tools by qualifying  employees as a condition of their employment.

Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship

Every Saskatchewan grade 12 graduate (including Adult Basic Education and GED®) who enrolls at a Saskatchewan post-secondary institution is eligible to receive up to $500 per year (to a lifetime maximum of $2,000) to be applied to their tuition costs at a Saskatchewan post-secondary institution, through the Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship.

Government of Canada Financial Incentives including the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant, Apprenticeship Completion Grant, Tradesperson’s Tools Deduction, and Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit – visit This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ?cid=24

Government of Canada Tuition Tax Credit, visit the Canada Revenue Agency website.

Info Bullentin PDF Print E-mail
Written by Northern Apprenticeship Committee Coordinator   
Thursday, 15 September 2011 19:29

Information Bulletin - Apprenticeship Technical Training at SIAST

September 13, 2011.....quote from SATCC website

The Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) is working closely with its training partner, the Saskatchewan Institution of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST), to ensure that any apprenticeship training interrupted during the week of September 5, 2011 is adjusted so that apprentices can achieve the intended outcomes of their programs. Some changes have been made to the apprenticeship technical training schedule as follows:

Courses Scheduled to Start Before September 12, 2011

All SIAST apprenticeship and upgrader courses which started August 22, August 29 and September 6, 2011 are extended by one week.

All Cook Day Release Apprenticeship courses will run as scheduled.

Courses Beginning September 12, 2011

All SIAST apprenticeship courses that started September 12, 2011 will run as scheduled.

Employment Insurance

Employment Insurance benefits will be revised to match adjusted training dates. The new training dates will be entered into the apprenticeship training schedule as they become available.

The SATCC very much values and appreciates our apprenticeship and trade certification clients and thanks them for their patience and understanding during the current situation. The information provided is intended to help you make decisions that are important to you and your families. Information updates will be posted to this website as soon as they are available and will also be posted on the SIAST website at Please continue to monitor the website regularly.

Blue Seal Program PDF Print E-mail
Written by Northern Apprenticeship Committee Coordinator   
Thursday, 20 September 2012 19:10

Blue Seal Program

The Achievement in Business Competencies – Blue Seal Program is common to Saskatchewan and Alberta.  The Blue Seal Program is designed to meet three goals:

  • encourage journeypersons to continue to learn after they have achieved journeyperson status
  • encourage journeypersons to gain business skills
  • encourage entrepreneurship

Find out more from the Blue Seal Program brochure.

Form 10 – Blue Seal Program Application

Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship PDF Print E-mail
Written by Northern Apprenticeship Committee Coordinator   
Thursday, 21 July 2011 20:03

What is SYA?

SYA - Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship -  raises awareness of apprenticeship in Saskatchewan schools by helping young people discover what rewards come with working in the skilled trades.  SYA enhances student career development by exploring the world of opportunities skilled trades offer Saskatchewan youth.

What is Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship training is a great way to learn job skills while earning money. It combines hands-on learning where experts in a trade (called journeypersons) pass on their knowledge and expertise to employees (called apprentices) right on the job.  This practical training is combined with periods of technical training.  Learn more about the exciting career opportunities in the skilled trades by watching the video below.

What are the benefits to taking SYA in high school?

Besides getting a head start on career planning and having a record of yuor achievements, youth who complete all three levels and register as an apprentice in a designated trade receive the following benefits:

  1. waiver of registration fee (currently $150)
  2. waiver of first level of technical training tuition
  3. 100 hours of trade time credit per SYA level completed

The SYA Program may also be available to those who are not high school students. The financial waivers do not apply in those cases.

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