Frequently Asked Questions

Gas Licensing

What requirements do I need to qualify for a Gas-Fitter Licence?

To qualify for a Gas-Fitter licence you need a letter from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission showing your successful examination results and the date your achieved this.   

Not all Gas-Fitters achieve their qualifications from SaskApprenticeship – we require proof of qualifications, either a Certificate of Qualifications from another province, or a letter of exam results from Saskatchewan Apprenticeship.
 

I live in a different province and have to do work in SK, what do I need to start up my own Gas Contractors business in SK?

When working in Saskatchewan, two different licences are required:

  1. The Gas-Fitter Licence is for the individual to be allowed to perform the work in the province as a qualified Gas-Fitter. We require a copy of their credentials as proof of qualifications to issue the licence; and
  2. The Gas Contractor Licence is for the business/company to pull the permits through TSASK Inspections. We require a Gas Contractor’s guarantee bond to issue the licence.
     

Can I transfer my licence from my own province to Saskatchewan?

No, we issue our own Saskatchewan Licence to you. We require proof of qualifications of your licence you obtained through your own province.   
 

As an employer, do I need to notify you if we change employees?

Yes, these changes are important to keep accurate records of your account, if you do not have a qualifying Gas-Fitter, your licence will be closed and you will not be able to pull permits with TSASK Inspections.
 

How can I notify you of changes to my Employment, Address or other information of my personal records?

All changes to personal information must be updated online through your account on our website.
 

Can I close my Gas-Fitter Licence at any time and reopen it at a later date?

Yes, you can reopen your licence without additional fees, as long as it is not past the expiry date.
 

Can I close my Contractor's Licence at any time and reopen it at a later date?

Yes, you can reopen your licence without additional fees, as long as it is not past the expiry date and you provide a new or renewed bond. 
 

What happens if I don’t renew my Electrical or Gas Contractor's licence when it expires?

Your licence will be closed and you won’t be able to pull permits with TSASK Inspections.
 

How long does it take to get a new licence? Or renewed licence?

We process completed applications within 24-48 hours. Your licence will be mailed via Canada Post.
 

Will I get a notice when my licence expires?

A notice will be sent out one month prior to expiration of your licence.
 

Can I work for another Gas Contractor if I am the qualifying Gas-Fitter for myself or another Gas Contractor?

Yes, as long as your Gas-Fitter Licence is only qualifying one Gas Contractor Licence.
 

What is a Guarantee Bond and why do I need one?

Surety bonds protect consumers by ensuring licensed gas and electrical contractors adhere to their legal responsibilities to correct non-compliant work. Currently, a $10,000 surety bond is required of both gas and electrical contractor’s in Saskatchewan.
 

Where can I get a bond?

A bond is available from any licensed insurance company.
 

Do I just need a bond to cover my permits?

No, in addition to a bond a Contractor's Licence is required.
 

What happens if my bond expires for my Gas Contractor's licence?

Your licence will be closed and you won’t be able to pull permits with TSASK Inspections.