The Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) and the Canadian International Training and Education Corporation (CITREC) have signed a partnership agreement to offer Skilled Trade Assessment for Foreign-Trained nationals. CITREC through its partnership with SATTCC, will be offering  the Skilled Assessment Service  in foreign countries under the IMMSKILLS brand. This assessment service will provide an avenue for foreign-trained workers to have an assessment prepared for their training credentials prior to immigrating or working for a employer in Saskatchewan and Canada. The assessment report can also be provided to support skilled qualifications gained outside of Canada for immigration purposes.The assessment service for foreign nationals will be provided directly by CITREC for both voluntary and compulsory trades on a fee-for-service basis.

Through this unique partnership, people immigrating to Saskatchewan, Canada will be able to identify the potential value of their trade and qualifications. The Assessment process will determine credit hours that will be awarded to applicants against Canadian requirements for their particular trade. If the applicant meets or exceeds “On the Job Training Hours” established by the Apprenticeship Commission, they will be eligible to take the Inter-provincial Journeyperson written examination upon their arrival in Saskatchewan, Canada. The assessment results will assist the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission in their review of documentation for people wishing to challenge certification examinations (journeyperson), or enter apprenticeship-training programs, in Saskatchewan. Those who SATCC deems to have successfully met the tradesperson eligibility requirements will be able to apply to take the journeyperson examination once they are in Saskatchewan; those who achieve interprovincial “Red Seal” journeyperson status could earn a higher wage, and work anywhere in Canada.