Become an Apprentice

The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers are always willing to accept capable individuals into our trade through our Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (J.A.T.C.) program.

What do Insulators do on the job?

  • insulators maintain and apply thermal insulation on commercial and industrial structures and equipment
  • read and interpret drawings and specifications to determine insulation requirements, and select type of insulation
  • measure and cut insulating material to required dimensions using hand and power tools
  • apply and secure insulation using spraying, pasting, strapping, taping and other application and installation methods
  • apply and secure protective coverings on insulated surfaces using metal cladding, canvas, PVC and mastics

What can you expect on the job?

  • be in good physical condition
  • working at heights and in confined spaces
  • mathematical skills are required
  • may work in hot, cold, and noisy environments

What is the average wage for the trade?

In Saskatchewan, the annual income for a union Journeyperson is up to $80,333.50 (based on 2000 hours worked)

What are the Entrance Requirements for Apprenticeship Training?

Your grade twelve diploma (with no modified classes in the minimum required subjects) 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. Individuals with ABE Level 3, “modified” or “general” classes in the minimum required subjects are required to take an entrance examination prescribed by the SATCC (Saskatchewan Apprenticeship And Trade Certification Commission).

Subject matter in training is taught to the level of minimum class requirements of Math 10, Science 10. These are the minimum grade levels required for entry into apprenticeship. With recommended assets of Chemistry 20, Physics 30, Math 30 and English 30.

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

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