Sustainable Renovation & Retrofit for Home

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Program Description

The Sustainable Renovation & Retrofit for Homes (SRRH) program offers participants a well-rounded education in three key areas of skill development. These areas equip students for various residential and commercial construction roles while emphasizing eco-friendly and sustainable practices.

The first area focuses on fundamental skills for entry-level positions, including construction basics, job readiness, and safety. The second area nurtures expertise in housing maintenance, renovation, and related trades. The third area centers on principles and practices of green building retrofitting, sustainable construction practices, environmental materials, and energy efficiency, aiming to reduce the environmental impact of projects.

Throughout the program, students also gain an understanding of the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship system and trade certification benefits. The program aligns with the funding requirements of the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Commission (SATCC) Indigenous Apprenticeship Initiative (IAI), preparing students for successful careers in construction with a strong emphasis on sustainability.

Admission Requirements


Academic Requirements

  • Completion of Grade 10 with Math 10 and Science 10 is required.
  • Applicants with a lower level may be considered by taking an entrance test to demonstrate comparable skills.

Industry Requirements

  • Include good eyesight, hearing, manual dexterity, and physical agility and readiness to work at heights or in confined spaces.

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).


  • SRRH 100 – Math for Construction
  • SRRH 101 – Personal Development
  • SRRH 102 – Communication Skills
  • SRRH 103 – Thinking Skills
  • SRRH 110 – Course Orientation & Key Concepts
  • SRRH 111 – Construction Safety & Safe Tools Use
  • SRRH 112 – House Construction
  • SRRH 113 – House Maintenance & Renovation
  • SRRH 114 – Retrofitting Homes
  • SRRH 115 – Mechanical & Engineering Services for Houses
  • SRRH 116 – On-Site Practical Project

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 thirteen (13) weeks in length.

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 an Applied Certificate. In order to graduate, students must pass all of the courses in the program.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program can expect to find entry-level work in the residential or industrial construction industry at both the First Nation community level and in urban areas.

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