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Old 11-05-2012, 06:11 PM   #1
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Do you know what is the difference between provincial and inter-provincial journeyman licence in Sask.?
Are the employers less likely to hire me if I have just a provincial licence?
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:27 PM   #2
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You will probably learn all this when you go to school, and AFAIK when you take your final year you have the ability to write the IP at the same time.

Unless you do out of province work it wouldn't matter. Some guys don't pass it when they get a chance to write it and never bother to try again.
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thanks for your reply. One more question: after 2 years as a "provincial only" journeyman, can I still become a contractor?
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I'm not sure if you can in sask.
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Well u might not need it if your staying on sask, but it looks good on you as it's another hurdle that you have cleared.
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My only question is why you wouldn't want the interprovincial? Who knows what the future brings
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thanks for your reply. One more question: after 2 years as a "provincial only" journeyman, can I still become a contractor?
No, and I think you have to pass your IP in sask to get your journeyman. Meaning all sask journeymen hold an IP...
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No, and I think you have to pass your IP in sask to get your journeyman. Meaning all sask journeymen hold an IP...
I don't really mind to work for others, so I would work as a journeyman as long as I get paid well.
BTW, how easy is to find work in SK? Right now I'm a TV transmission tech. but looking to go back in electricity.
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Are you a journeyman right now? There is a very high demand all over sask right now for qualified workers.
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Are you a journeyman right now? There is a very high demand all over sask right now for qualified workers.
Yes, I'm a journeyman. I just didn't work in the past 5 years as an electrician. I got my licence and that was it.
I have a college diploma and I worked in TV. Now I feel like I want to switch careers.
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Yes, I'm a journeyman. I just didn't work in the past 5 years as an electrician. I got my licence and that was it.
I have a college diploma and I worked in TV. Now I feel like I want to switch careers.
What is your experience as an electrician in?
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In sask there is no provincial journeyman only interprovincial
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What is your experience as an electrician in?
just the apprenticeship. But I worked as an electrical tech. many years
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In sask there is no provincial journeyman only interprovincial
the clerk who issued the licence told me it's just provincial
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There is no provincial licence in Ontario either.

Many years ago there was a way to get a provincial licence but it depended on your mark. 60 to 70% on your C of Q got you a provincial licence and 70% and above got you a interprovincial.

There is a provincial residential licence in Ontario.
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I'm not sure how the system work but what I have is a "Full Electrical Journeyman" licence issued by SK. gov.
Now my question is: do I need any extra safety courses other than WHMIS?
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seems like it would be self explanatory, provincial means only your province, interprovincial means all provinces
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