Apprenticeship and Training

The Iron Worker Trade is a Red Seal, Interprovincial Trade.

Apprenticeship consists of three years of training which includes 5400 hours of on the job training and twenty two weeks of technical training at the Palliser Institute, Sask Polytechnic, Moose Jaw, SK.

Entrance Requirements for Apprenticeship Training

Your grade twelve transcript (with no modified classes) or GED 12 is your guarantee that you meet the educational entrance requirements for apprenticeship in Saskatchewan. In fact, employers prefer and recommend apprentices who have completed high school. This ensures the individual has all of the necessary skills required to successfully complete the apprenticeship program, and receive journeyperson certification.

Individuals with "modified" or "general" classes in math or science do not meet our entry requirements. These individuals are required to take an entrance assessment prescribed by the SATCC.

English is the language of instruction in all apprenticeship programs and is the common language for business in Saskatchewan. Before admission, all apprentices and/or "upgraders" must be able to understand and communicate in the English language. Applicants whose first language is not English must have a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment of six (CLB6).

Note: A CLB assessment is valid for a one-year period from date of issue.


Apprenticeship Year #1

1800 hours in the field followed by seven weeks of technical training at Sask. Polytechnic Moose Jaw.

Apprenticeship Year #2

1800 hours in the field followed by eight weeks of technical training at Sask. Polytechnic Moose Jaw.

Apprenticeship Year #3

1800 hours in the field followed by seven weeks of technical training at Sask. Polytechnic Moose Jaw.

As an apprentice member of Iron Workers, Local Union No. 771 the cost of all school supplies including tuition, books and all required materials are covered by the Iron Worker Trade Improvement Fund. 

The Iron Worker Training Program is located just north of the main Palliser Campus, Moose Jaw. 

The address is: 750 MacDonald Street, Moose Jaw, SK.


For More Information on Apprenticeship click on the links below

IW Structural - A Guide to Course Content IW Structural - A Guide to Course Content (113 KB)

IW Structural - On-the-Job Training Guide IW Structural - On-the-Job Training Guide (137 KB)



If you are interested in becoming an Iron Worker Apprentice, please fill out the form below and contact the Local 771 Office to set up an Interview today!
Application for Apprentice Iron Worker