We are recruiting for employer partners and Indigenous people interested in apprenticeship.
We assist Indigenous apprentices to find employers willing to train and mentor them while providing support to both the apprentice and the employer.
Is Apprenticeship Right for You?
The skills you learn as an apprentice will not only last a lifetime, but also open doors to other opportunities such as supervising, management, or starting your own business.
How to Get Started
There are over 50 designated trades to choose from in Saskatchewan. If you know which trade you are interested in, or would like more information about the trades or Indigenous Apprenticeship opportunities, contact an Employment Counsellor at your nearest Gabriel Dumont Institute Training & Employment (GDITE) office. For information on designated trades, go to: http://saskapprenticeship.ca/quicklinks/designated-trades/
Candidates for the Indigenous Apprenticeship are screened for their commitment and ability to work in a trade. If you qualify to become an apprentice, GDITE will assist you in progressing through the apprenticeship system.
All businesses registered with Canada Revenue Agency, Workers Compensation Board, and recognized by the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) are eligible for the Indigenous Apprenticeship.
In order to qualify for the Apprenticeship Wage Subsidy, an employer must agree to indenture the Indigenous client for the duration of the subsidy period.
The apprentice must be a new hire.
GDI Indigenous Apprenticeship Provides:
To qualify for the GDI Indigenous Apprenticeship you must:
*If you do not meet eligibility requirements for registering as an apprentice, GDITE has programs available to assist you to become qualified.
In addition to the Indigenous Apprenticeship, GDITE offers a comprehensive range of services for employers including: province wide job postings in GDITE offices, access to the Indigenous labour market, Summer Student, Wage Subsidy programs and other partnership opportunities.