Education and Training

The workforce in Fort Saskatchewan is highly educated and highly trained. Thanks to world-class educational institutions in the region, Ft. Saskatchewan is well-suited to provide a sustainable workforce pipeline. Over 3,100 people complete apprenticeship training in trades each year through NAIT alone.

Here, business can find the skills and talent it needs to succeed.

Education Data

Find relevant education data below:

Educational Attainment – Population 25 and above

Education Attainment
CategoryTotalPercentage
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,075 8.0%
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalent 3,745 27.8%
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 2,225 16.5%
College, CEGEP, or other non-university certificate or diploma 3,785 28.1%
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 440 3.3%
Bachelor's degree, certificate or diploma 1,885 14.0%
Master's degree 280 2.1%
Doctorate 25 0.2%

Major Field of Study – Population 25 and above

Major Field of Study
CategoryTotalPercentage
No post secondary certificate, diploma or degree 4,825 35.9%
Education 560 4.1%
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 170 1.3%
Humanities 150 1.1%
Social and behavioural sciences and law 575 4.3%
Business, management and public administration 1,430 10.6%
Physical and life sciences and technologies 230 1.7%
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 215 1.6%
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 3,130 23.3%
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 145 1.1%
Health and related fields 1,295 9.6%
Personal, protective and transportation services 720 5.4%

Training – Trade Output by NAIT

Training - Trade Output by NAIT
TradeYearly Output
Auto Body Technician 28
Automotive Service Technician 134
Baker 8
Boilermaker 68
Cabinetmaker 12
Carpenter 168
Communication Technician 7
Cook 24
Crane & Hoist (Book Truck) 60
Crate & Hoist (Mobile Crane) 54
Electrician 656
Floorcovering Installer 6
Gasfitter 34
HET – Heavy Equipment Technician 232
Instrument Technician 104
Insulator 82
Ironworker 69
Lather-Interior Systems Mechanic 10
Machinist 44
Metal Fabricator (Fitter) 14
Millwright 159
OPET 11
Painter and Decorator 10
Parts Tech 41
Plumber 212
Power System Electrician 24
Powerline Technician 114
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic 50
Rig Technician 3
Roofer 29
Sheet Metal Worker 46
Steamfitter-Pipefitter 302
Welder 306

Sources: Statistics Canada Census Profile 2016, NAIT