Trades, Transport and Equipment Operation

Summary

Transportation is the movement of goods and people around the world. This includes multi-modal transportation, or planes, trains and automobiles.

In Saskatchewan, there are eleven shortline railways, two first class railways (Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway), approximately 2,400 registered trucking companies, approximately 147 airports in Saskatchewan including two international airports in Regina and Saskatoon. Saskatchewan is home to some large international trucking companies as well as some of the best aviation companies in the country. Saskatchewan is home to Aircraft Maintenance Engineering program at the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology where you can become an apprentice in the aircraft maintenance industry. Everything that is produced or grown in one place has to move to another location in order for the product to be sold. The shipping of these goods may seem simple, put it on a truck, a train, or a plane, but it is much more than that. This includes dealing with international shipping laws, coordinating multi-modal transportation including shipping vessels at ports thousands of miles away to ship the products overseas. This is the science of logistics. Logistics is the management of the flow of goods and services between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet the requirements of customers. If you are interested in seeing the world then the transportation industry may be for you. Whether it is flying around the world as a pilot, or moving cargo via a train around North America, or travelling across North America in a truck that is fully computerized this industry will provide you with a lifetime of experiences.

Job Charts

wdt_ID NOC Job Title Job Description Wage Range Estimate Skills Knowledge Tools & Technology Other Training and Education routes
1 7315 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors Your job will be to repair and inspect all types of aircraft and avionic systems. $36,000 to $95,010 Teamwork, Communication skills, Troubleshooting English language, Risk management Enterprise resource planning ERP systems and software Attention to detail, Self-starter / Self-motivated, Flexibility Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies
2 7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and transport mechanics and mechanical repairers Use diagnostic, computer and mechanical skills to service and repair automobiles, light trucks and buses. $33,260 to $83,350 Teamwork, Customer service, Communication skills English language, Occupational Health and Safety Act Diesel engines and motors, HVAC, Power tools Attention to detail, Fast-paced Setting, Flexibility Lakeland College, North West College, Parkland College, Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, Saskatchewan Polytechnic
3 7234 Boilermakers Make, assemble and repair dust, gas, steam, oil, water or other liquid-tight containers, structures and equipment. $67,970 to $95,490 Teamwork, Communication skills, Interpersonal skills English language, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Blueprint Reading Welding equipment, Lathe machines, CNC Machining Attention to detail, Fast-paced Setting, Flexibility Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
4 7281 Bricklayers Lay concrete block, brick or pre-cut stone to build or repair various structures. $52,000 to $88,280 Teamwork, Customer service, Interpersonal skills English language Power tools, Scaffolding, Swing stages Flexibility Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission, Saskatchewan Polytechnic
5 7512 Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators Drive buses or operate streetcars, subway trains and light rail transit vehicles to transport passengers on established routes. $27,730 to $64,000 Customer service, Communication skills, Teamwork English language, First aid, CPR n.a. Flexibility, Attention to detail, Work under pressure Carlton Trail College
6 7272 Cabinetmakers Construct, repair, finish and install cabinets, furniture, bedroom suites and architectural millwork, such as custom shelving components, paneling and interior trims $31,200 to $60,320 Teamwork, Organizational skills, Interpersonal skills English language, Occupational Health and Safety Act Computer aided design and drafting CADD software, Power saws, Shaping machines Attention to detail, Fast-paced Setting, Flexibility Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
7 7271 Carpenters/Scaffolders Construct, renovate and repair buildings and structures made of wood and other materials. Scaffolders lay out, assemble, maintain and dismantle scaffolds, bleachers, and stages. Framers construct and erect floor, wall and roof framing and install exterior doors and windows. $34,010 to $72,800 Teamwork, Communication skills, Customer service English language, Occupational Health and Safety Act, First aid Power tools, Scaffolding Flexibility, Attention to detail, Self-starter / Self-motivated Cumberland College, Lakeland College, Northlands College, North West College, Prairie Arctic Trades Training Centre, Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission, Saskatchewan Carpenter Joint Training Committee, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Southeast College
8 7282 Concrete finishers Smooth and finish freshly poured concrete; apply curing or surface treatments; install, maintain and restore various masonry structures, such as foundations, floors, ceilings, sidewalks, roads, patios and highrise buildings. $38,480 to $76,960 Teamwork, Customer service, Communication skills English language, First aid, CPR Power tools, Scaffolding, Swing stages Attention to detail, Flexibility, Fast-paced Setting On The Job Training
9 7311 Industrial mechanic (millwright) Install, maintain and repair machinery in factories, mines and production facilities. $41,600 to $102,960 Teamwork, Troubleshooting, Communication skills English language, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Current Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP/cGMP) Power tools, Forklifts, Welding equipment Attention to detail, Work under pressure, Flexibility Cumberland College, Parkland College, Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Southeast College
10 7611 Construction craft labourers Prepares, cleans up construction sites, moves earth, places concrete structures and municipal lines $31,200 to $60,320 Teamwork, Interpersonal skills, Customer service English language, First aid, CPR Scaffolding, Circular saws, Concrete saws Fast-paced Setting, Flexibility, Attention to detail Dumont Technical Institute, Parkland College, Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, Saskatchewan Polytechnic
NOC Job Title Job Description Wage Range Estimate Skills Knowledge Tools & Technology Other Training and Education routes

Education Routes

Below are the post-secondary institutions in Saskatchewan for Trades, Transport and Equipment Operation

Carlton Trail College

Carlton Trail College is one of Saskatchewan’s leading training and educational institutions. From the programs we offer, to the services we provide, we are dedicated to help you achieve your education, career and training goals.

Cumberland College

Whether you are looking for a career change or wanting to upgrade your skills, Cumberland College can help you reach your goals!  Choose from a wide array of programs such as, university, skills training, adult upgrading, English language, and business training to help prepare for a rewarding future.

Dumont Technical Institute

Dumont Technical Institute (DTI) provides adult education programs and post-secondary technical education and skills training including certificate, diploma, trades, and trade-related programs to Métis throughout communities across Saskatchewan. Helping Build Brighter Futures!

Great Plains College

Great Plains College is focused on meeting the needs of learners, employers and communities in western Saskatchewan. We build stronger leaders, careers, partnerships and communities.

Lakeland College

Lakeland College’s programming seeks to meet the needs of learners, communities, business and industry. Programming includes agricultural and environmental sciences, apprenticeship and industry training, energy, fire and emergency services training, wellness and human business and university transfer.

Northlands College

Northlands College provides courses and programs in several campuses across northern Saskatchewan. Each campus offers specific programs and courses, with many programs offered in multiple locations.

North West College

North West College serves northwestern Saskatchewan with campuses in Meadow Lake and the Battlefords. Committed to rural and Indigenous education, programs are offered at over 20 rural and First Nation communities. North West acts as a brokering agent for Saskatchewan Polytechnic, the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan programming, preparing students for numerous career paths.

Parkland College

Parkland College is focused on getting you ready for the world of work. That means giving you in-demand hands-on skills with the theory and knowledge to back it up. Learn more at www.parklandcollege.sk.ca

Sask Indian Institute of Technologies

Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) is a First Nations-governed educational institution, one of only four credit-granting post-secondary institutions in the province- and the only credit granting Indigenous institution. SIIT provides adult learners with academic, vocational and technical training as well as services and supports for employment and career growth.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is Saskatchewan’s primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training, recognized nationally and internationally for its expertise and innovation.

Southeast College

Southeast College operates campuses in six communities throughout Saskatchewan. Our students receive valuable hands-on post-secondary education and are expertly trained for careers in a wide variety of fields, with an emphasis on trades and technology.

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