Short Term Programs



Career Description

Construction Labourers often find work at construction sites to gain experience in the field by doing various activities related to different trades. Labourers often try their hand or gain interest in the following fields: carpentry, electrical, and plumbing.  

Ability to lift 50 lbs., manual dexterity, mechanical aptitude, good eyesight, hearing physical mobility and, strong communications skills are needed to work in this field.  

This program is ideal for those who are interested in a career in the construction trades and would like to explore the work conditions, required skills, attitudes and academics associated with these three trades.  

Program Description

SIIT Tri-Trades students develop their job skills and trade readiness so to find entry level employment in three key construction trades: carpentry, electrical, and plumbing.  

Admission Requirements


Academic Requirements

Minimum Grade 10 with regular Math 10.

Applicants with a lower level may be considered depending on their experience.

Note: Some employers may ask require a grade 12 to advance in management roles.


Non-Academic Requirements

Registered with SIIT Career Centre

Able to perform physical work

Able to work at heights. 


Industry Requirements

Good eyesight, hearing, manual dexterity, and physical agility for many jobs.

Delivery Method

In this 12 week program, students can expect to attend 30 hours/week of classes.   

25% in class 

75% hands on training

Additional at home independent learning is not necessary, but it’s not a bad idea either. 

Tuition and Fees

Dependent on location.

Students can expect to pay little to no fees depending on location and circumstances involved in training (sponsors, LFD).


TTCC 110 – Carpentry Practices

TTCE 120 – Electrical Practices

TTCP 130 – Plumbing Practices

Students will also prepare for work during this course.

What to Expect

Students in this course can expect to be at one of our Trade’s Centre’s. We recommend bringing a bagged lunch as eating out can be expensive if done every day. Transportation to the Trades Centre’s depends on location, for some buses may be available; for those who drive parking might be limited; or, if either aren’t an option, catch a ride with a classmate!

This program can be physically demanding, being in good physical condition is recommended. Students can also expect to receive relevant PPE. Students will gain experience by working on houses to learn about the different trades involved. 

Graduation Requirements

Completion of this program is based on a Pass/Fail system.

Attendance Policy

You must attend class regularly and maintain 90% attendance throughout the program to meet graduation requirements.

Apprenticeship Requirements

To graduate from each level of apprenticeship, an apprentice in this area must successfully complete the required technical training and compile enough on-the-job experience to total at least 1200 hours each year. Total trade time required is 4800 hours and at least 4 years in the trade.  

Career Posibilities

Saskatchewan Wage/Hour (NOC 7611) 




$15.00  $20.00 


After completing this program, you may find employment in the construction industry in an entry level position in either of the three trades.  

You may also choose to become an apprentice in these areas and start your path to becoming a journeyperson! Pre-requisites may change depending on which path you wish to take. Our instructors and coordinators can help you with this process.

International Students

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

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).

Acceptance Policy

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

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