Steam Traction Engines

The Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK) is responsible for overseeing the safe operation of Steam Traction Engines within the province of Saskatchewan.

TSASK establishes and enforces Steam Traction Engine safety standards through examination, inspection and licensing ensuring accordance with the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Regulations set out by the Government of Saskatchewan. Please click here to download the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Regulations.

Steam traction engine means historical steam boilers of riveted or welded construction or both riveted and welded construction and associated equipment that are being preserved, restored, and maintained for demonstration, viewing, or educational purposes.

This includes steam tractors, traction engines, hobby steam boilers, portable steam boilers and certain steam locomotive boilers.


To renew your existing Steam Traction licence complete the Application for Licence form. Steam Traction licences are renewed for 2 years.

To transfer your Steam Traction Operator Licence from another province, complete the Out of Province Transfer of Steam Traction Operator Licence form. 


As the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic is continuously evolving, TSASK has made the difficult decision to cancel all Steam Traction Engine Operator practical exams until further notice.

At this time, we do not know when we will be able resume practical testing. As soon as it is safe to do so, for both our staff and customers, available dates will be posted on our website.