Commercial Roofing

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Program Description

In response to the increasing demand for skilled workers in the roofing trade in Saskatchewan, SIIT is excited to offer the Commercial Roofing program! This program is designed to equip students with the key fundamental knowledge and practical skills to obtain employment in the roofing industry.

Roofers install, repair, and replace flat and sloped roofs. They work with membrane roofing systems that consist of a variety of materials with different application methods. They also install, replace and repair shingles, slate, shakes, roofing tiles, sheet metal, and other preformed sheeting on sloped roofs.

Admission Requirements



  • Grade 10 with Math 10 and Science 10 is strongly recommended
    • The Math requirement should be one of the following: WA – Workplace and Apprenticeship; F – Foundations; or P – Pre-Calculus, or a Math at the indicated grade level


  • Able to perform physical work
  • Comfortable working at heights

Acceptance Policy

Strong preference is given to applicants who are Status First Nations, but SIIT programs are open to anyone.

English Language Benchmark

SIIT is not currently legislated to accept International Students. You must be a Canadian/ Permanent Resident to apply.

To be admitted into this program you must be able to understand and communicate in English (Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment of six – CLB6).


  • ROOF 101 – Introduction to Commercial Roofer

Tuition, Fees, and Funding

Eligible students can expect to pay little to no tuition or fees to participate in this program. Career Centre staff will assess your eligibility for funding when you apply.

What to Expect

Program Delivery

This program is delivered over a six (6) week period – totaling 180 hours.

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance is essential for academic success. Each program has specific attendance requirements that must be adhered to in order to graduate. In order to graduate from this program, an attendance rate of 90% or better is required.

Graduation Document

Students who graduate from this program will earn a Certificate of Achievement.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be able to gain employment with unionized and non-union roofing contractors throughout Saskatchewan. It is also possible for graduates to become apprentices and work towards obtaining journeyperson status over a three-year period.

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