The Government of Saskatchewan extends deepest condolences to all the families and friends of those affected by the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.  Support services and resources are available

Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Regina to Host 20th Annual Skills Canada Saskatchewan Competition

Released on April 12, 2018

More than 450 secondary and post-secondary students and apprentices from across the province will showcase their talents in the skilled trades and technologies at the 20th annual provincial skills competition hosted by Skills Canada Saskatchewan.

Events take place Friday, April 13 in Regina at Evraz Place Canada Centre and the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina Campus.  The competitions cover a wide array of skillsets: from robotics and website development to automotive technology and cabinetmaking.

“The Skills Canada Saskatchewan Competition gives our province’s young people the opportunity to demonstrate their remarkable abilities in the skilled trades and technologies,” Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said.  “To participate in this competition takes hard work and dedication, and I am confident these competitors will excel in whichever careers they choose.”

Gold medal winners may qualify to represent Saskatchewan at the Skills Canada National Competition in Edmonton in June.  This is an important year for competitors, since it is a qualifying year for the World Skills Competition to be held in Kazan, Russia in 2019.  World Skills Competitions are held only once every two years.

While taking in the competition, visitors can also attend the Try-a-Trade and Career Fair Expo, where they will be able to speak with industry experts and participate in hands-on activities to learn about the benefits of pursuing a career in the skilled trades and technologies.

“These skillsets open up so many career opportunities for our competitors,” Skills Canada Saskatchewan Executive Director Al Gabert said.  “While this competition gives young people a chance to show off what they’ve learned to their family members, mentors and potential employers, it also promotes a variety of rewarding careers to the public.”

“The provincial Skills Canada Saskatchewan competition showcases a broad range of fulfilling and rewarding careers that are available through a polytechnic education,” Saskatchewan Polytech President and CEO Dr. Larry Rosia said.  “The talent that will be on display at this event will be incredible.  Contestants will have the opportunity to demonstrate skills that equip them for rewarding careers, they’ll have the chance to advance and compete with the best skills talent in the country, and perhaps the world, and they’ll have the chance to build lasting relationships with leaders and peers from across the province.”

“Many of these competitors will become our province’s next generation of skilled tradespeople,” Skills Canada Saskatchewan Chair and Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission Chief Operating Officer Loreena Spilsted said.  “Events like this provide participants with lifelong skills and also shine a spotlight on the value of careers in the skilled trades.”

Friday, April 13: Competition & Try-a-Trade Expo held from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

  • Evraz Place, 1700 Elphinstone Street
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina Campus, 4500 Wascana Parkway
For competition details, visit https://www.skillscanadasask.com.

-30-

For more information, contact:

Al Gabert 
Skills Canada Saskatchewan
Saskatoon
Phone: 306-373-6035
Email: alg@skillscanada.com
Cell: 306-480-9304

Rick Clark
Skills Canada Saskatchewan
Saskatoon 
Phone: 306-373-6035
Email: rickc@skillscanada.com
Cell: 306-260-7589

Chelsea Coupal
Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
Regina 
Phone: 306-787-0187
Email: chelsea.coupal@gov.sk.ca
Cell: 306-537-4692

Brianna Bergeron
Saskatchewan Polytechnic 
Saskatoon
Phone: 306-659-3866
Email: brianna.bergeron@saskpolytech.ca
Cell: 306-250-3978

We need your feedback to improve saskatchewan.ca. Help us improve