Prior to attending law school, Patrick majored in political studies at the University of Saskatchewan, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2005 and a Master of Arts degree in 2007. While a student, he was appointed to the City of Saskatoon Board of Revision—an administrative tribunal which hears property tax appeals—and served as a board member from 2003-2014. After completing his Master’s degree, he worked as a project manager for a local construction company, a position he held until returning to university in 2014.
Patrick began working seasonally for Prince Albert National Park in 2011. In 2014, he was acclaimed as Vice President of PSAC Local 40107 and became President later that year. He continued as President until spring 2017, and in that position gained experience in grievance handling, union-management relations, and internal union organisation.
Patrick returned to the University of Saskatchewan to study law in the fall of 2014. As a student, he was an editor of the Saskatchewan Law Review from 2015-2017, a member of several moot teams, and recipient of the Thomas P. Deis Scholarship in Constitutional Law and other scholarships. Patrick received a Juris Doctor degree with great distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in June, 2017.