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Agrology Update Memo: Notice of SIA 2020 Annual General Meeting

March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020

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Six $1000 Branch Scholarships Available 

The Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists understands that youth are the future of our industry. To support youth in achieving their career in agrology the Institute’s six branches are each awarding a scholarship of $1,000 to candidates who meet the eligibility requirements and demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in agrology.


More details and the application are on the
SIA website.

Are you an internationally trained agrologists?

The Ministry of Immigration & Career Training is piloting a workplace integrations support program

The Ministry of Immigration and Career Training through funding from the Government of Canada’s Foreign Credential Recognition Program (FCRP) is piloting a workplace integrations support program to assist 60 internationally trained professionals (ITPs) in select occupations to obtain three-months of Canadian work experience.

Many newcomer professionals report that even after obtaining their Canadian credential recognition, they still have difficulty obtaining their first Canadian job due to a lack of Canadian work experience.  At this time, we are seeking 10 provisionally or fully licensed ITPs who are interested in participating in a three-month paid work experience opportunity. Internationally trained agrologists with licensure from the SIA may be eligible to participate. 

We are also seeking employers who may be interested in participating.  A wage subsidy will be offered to eligible employers to offset onboarding costs and resources associated with hiring an ITP with no Canadian work experience.

Participant eligibility:

  • are internationally trained professionals,
  • have obtained provisional or full licensure from a Saskatchewan regulatory body,
  • are in good standing with the provincial regulator,
  • are legally entitled to work, and
  • have been unable to obtain or maintain employment in their profession in Saskatchewan.

Employer eligibility:

  • willing to provide a 3 month paid work term to an internationally trained professional who has no (or very little) Canadian work experience,
  • willing to provide the required orientation and onboarding supports to assist the ITP to integrate into their workplace; a wage subsidy will be offered to assist with these costs,
  • be in good standing with Labour Relations and Workplace Standards (ie; Labour Standards, WCB, OH&S),
  • agree to participate in the required evaluation requirements of the project, and
  • are willing to provide a reference letter for the participant based on their performance.

Interested participants and employers should contact:

Stella Juma-Anderson
Government of Saskatchewan
Labour Market – Intergovernmental
Ministry of Immigration and Career Training
Bus:  (306) 787-2729

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Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists (SIA) will be held virtually:

  • When: Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 1:00 PM
  • Where: via web base conferencing
  • Registration Deadline: 1:00 pm, April 2, 2020.

Please note: conference call options will be available for those not able to connect via the web-based platform.

Click here to register for the meeting.

There is no cost to register for the meeting. Following registration, we will send you details on how you can join the meeting.

The SIA Act & Bylaws (A&B) Committee reviews The Agrologists Act and SIA bylaws and recommends amendments based on best practices of other regulators, other institutes of agrologists, and on specific needs of the SIA. Based on recommendations from the A&B Committee, Provincial Council passed a motion at the March 4, 2020 meeting to recommend the bylaw amendments be presented at the Annual General Meeting on April 2, 2020.

Click here to download the recommended bylaw amendments.

Amendments are highlighted with an explanation of the change in the notes column.

Should you have any questions, please contact the SIA office:
Ph:  306-242-2606

faces of agrology
admissions meeting (March 13, 2020)

*The information provided below is taken from the application forms submitted.


The Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists is pleased to welcome both new Agrologists and congratulate those who have fulfilled the articling milestones necessary to achieve full status. Thank you to everyone for keeping the Institute growing and vibrant.

The Faces of Agrology reports changes in member status including transfers in and out, dual members, and those reinstating from a leave of absence, and retirement

online - NE bRanch AGM

We are pleased to announce the Annual General Meeting will still proceed online. There will be no face-to-face meeting.

A link will be emailed to registrants with instructions on how to connect.

Date:  March 25, 2020

Time:  12:00pm (Noon) to 1:30pm

Location: Online

Cost: Free
Registration deadline March 23

Click here to Register Today!

For more information contact: Kelsey Biro PAg at 306-961-9648 or

featured agrologist

Joel Peru PAg, CCA
Irrigation Agrologist
Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
Outlook, SK

Joel develops and implements research and demonstration projects to enhance returns from existing irrigation in Saskatchewan. He participates in various extension activities to ensure that the results of his projects reach producers and agronomists in the industry.
“As a professional agrologist (PAg) my clients expect excellent service and a high ethical  standard.  Having my designation demonstrates my credibility in the industry.” Read More

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SIA does not pre-determine or pre-approve CPD activities. Each member reports the events and activities that specifically support their declared scope of practice. 
How to Define and Report CPD

These opportunities are generally sorted into Agriculture & Food and Bioresources & Environment. However, there may be events and activities that cross sectors.    

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Every member has the responsibility to ensure that the public interest is served by the competent and ethical practice of agrology.

If you are concerned about the conduct or competence of an individual practicing agrology, there are steps that are required before you register a complaint. Go to the Register a Complaint site for more information.


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