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There is a demand for Apprentice Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AME) in Saskatchewan, across Canada, and internationally. Graduates of the program find work primarily at aircraft maintenance facilities as apprentice AMEs.

The Aircraft Maintenance Engineer program trains learners to maintain, repair, and overhaul aircraft to ensure that aircraft meet Transport Canada’s standard of safety and performance. Once a graduate obtains their Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category M licence, their work opportunities and wages increase significantly. Employment is normally steady year-round and shift work is common.

The AME licence is a federally-issued document and is fully transferable across Canada. The earning potential is $40,000 – $80,000/yr. 
Established as an Approved Training Organization under Transport Canada regulations, students enrolled in the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer training program benefit from our partnerships with the following aerospace and defense companies:
•    Boeing Aerospace
•    Rockwell Collins
•    Lockheed Martin


  • West Wind Aviation
  • Westjet
  • Air Canada
  • Canada North
  • Canadian Helicopters and many more

Quick Facts about SIIT's AME program

  • AME students gain the knowledge and skills required for eligibility to apply as an apprentice in the aircraft maintenance industry.
  • Graduates receive the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category M training diploma upon satisfactory completion of the program.
  • Graduates are credited with 18 months towards the current 48-month industry requirement to obtain a licence. An attendance rate of 95% or better is required to graduate and is mandatory to qualify for the time credit.
  • Upon completion, graduates who meet all of the regulatory requirements may challenge the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) examination and obtain their federal licence as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category M.  Transport Canada is responsible for the regulation of all organizations providing training to Aircraft Maintenance Engineers.
  • The AME program is open to First Nation and non-First Nation students
What do I need to get in?

Regular Admissions:

Academic Requirements:

  • Regular Grade 12/Adult 12/GED

  • AME Entrance Exam

  • Any regular Math 30 Level class with minimum 60% average. 

Please contact an advisor for more information at


Non-Academic recommendations:

  • Strong communication skills
  • A mechanical aptitude

Industry requirements:

  • Good eyesight, hearing, manual dexterity, and physical mobility.
  • The ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to work at heights and in confined spaces.
  • For safety reasons, employers may dictate hair length and other conditions

Applicants should have good communication skills, good mechanical interest and aptitude, as well as interest in applied technologies. Industry conditions may require individuals to work at excessive heights and confined spaces.Some employers may require a complete Saskatchewan Grade 12 and/or specific subjects. Class 5 Driver's License (preferred).

  • Attendance is imperative to achieve success
  • The AME program is open to First Nation and non-First Nation students
AME Preparation

Attending the Aircraft Maintenance Orientation Program (AMOP) at a Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council (CAMC) accredited institution is recommended. It provides the academic orientation and work-based experience in aviation maintenance technology.

Mount Royal Collegiate in Saskatoon offers the Aircraft Maintenance Orientation Program and high school students are encouraged to enrol.

Graduation Requirements

Completion of all SIIT academic requirements along with a 95% or better attendance rate is required to graduate.

Talk to an Advisor

For more information on this program please email our Advisor at

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