Imagine being able to drive past a building in your community, or a major industrial project that is getting national or international attention, and say, "I built that!"

Construction in both residential and commercial sectors is expanding, and the focus is now shifting to large resource based industrial and engineering projects. The major challenge for Saskatchewan’s construction industry is meeting the growing demand for new workers. This demand is driven by a surge in industrial and engineering construction activity. More and more people are coming back to Saskatchewan, new people are coming in, and the number of apprenticeship programs and other training initiatives is on the rise. A career in the trade construction industry offers: Respect: Skilled trades play an important role in our economy and society. The construction trade industry impacts almost every aspect of our lives. Saskatchewan depends on and needs the work of skilled tradespeople. Career Opportunities: With over two hundred careers to choose from, the skilled trades offer something for everyone. As an apprentice, you receive post-secondary learning through on-the-job training. People skilled in the trades are in demand across the province. This demand will continue with the retirement of many workers from the baby boom generation. Good Pay: People skilled in the trades are paid well for work that they enjoy doing. In fact, as an apprentice, tradespeople start marking money right away because they “earn while they learn.”

This is a complete list of careers in this industry. Click a title to learn more.


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  • Bricklayer

    Angela Lee

    Angela Lee knows a thing or two about taking the road less travelled. Just 21 years old, she’s an apprentice bricklayer in the third year of a four-year apprenticeship program.

  • Journeyperson Electrician, Project Foreman

    Anne-Marie Howie

    Anne-Marie jumped into the workforce right out of high school. When she went back to school, she chose a traditional career path: office administration.

  • Journeyperson Carpenter, Instructor

    Matt Stovall

    Matt Stovall is a go-with-the-flow kind of guy. His childhood dream was to be a doctor. He did well in math and science in school, and everyone said medicine would be a good career fit. But a summer job made him rethink his future.

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