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Employment Standards Training

Training Information

The Employment Standards Division offers free online training webinars that provides basic information about the employment standards in Saskatchewan. These webinars address commonly asked questions that affect most employers and employees, including employers based outside of Saskatchewan with employees in the province.

You can attend the webinar from your home or office using a computer, tablet, or smartphone.

The sessions will cover a variety of topics, including weekly schedules, hours of work, overtime, vacations, public holidays, leaves, and more.

Each webinar includes an audiovisual presentation and a question and answer session. Each session will take approximately 45 minutes to an hour, including time at the end for questions. There are 100 spots available for each webinar.

The Employment Standards Division also offers free, customizable online or in-person training. If your organization is interested in working with us to develop customized webinars or in-person training on specific subjects for groups of employees, please contact the Manager of Education Services, Employment Standards Division, at 306-933-7980.

Webinar Software

The webinars are offered through GoToWebinar, an online software service that uses your computer’s internet browser. GoToWebinar will automatically download the required software onto your device when you register. Please visit their support page for more information.

GoToWebinar suggests testing your computer or tablet before joining the webinar, to avoid any connection issues. A link to the test site will be sent to you in the registration confirmation email.


You have two options to listen to the webinar audio:

  1. Use your computer’s audio - When the webinar begins, you will be connected to audio using your computer's speakers or headset (VOIP).
  2. Use your telephone - Your confirmation email will contain more information about using your telephone, including the call-in numbers. 

Webinar Topics

Below is a list of webinars available:

 Webinar topic Webinar ID Date and time Description Registration
Overtime Rules 388-806-683 October 3
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
This webinar will cover the basic overtime rules in Saskatchewan, including when overtime is earned, as well as exemptions and special rules.
Register here
Overview of Employment Standards 928-279-251 October 17
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
This webinar provides an overview of the basic rules of employment under Part II of The Saskatchewan Employment Act: Employment Standards. We will discuss the rules governing pay, hours of work, vacations, public holidays, leaves, payroll records, ending employment, and administration. Register here
Setting up Modified Work Arrangements 213-957-619  October 31, 2017
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 
This webinar discusses the rules for setting up modified work arrangements (MWAs). We will also cover when permits are required.  Register here
Applying for an Averaging of Hours Permit 345-504-971  November 7
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 
This webinar discusses the rules for obtaining averaging of hours permits. We will also discuss permits to vary the days of rest rules to allow employees and employers to work longer hours in one part of an averaging period in return for more time off in another part of the averaging period.  Register here 
Setting up Time Banks 889-057-083  November 21
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 
This webinar discusses the rules around setting up a time bank (overtime bank) agreement between an employer and an employee. This includes what must be in an agreement, how overtime hours must be banked and used, and payouts.
Register here
Schedules and Hours of Work  863-552-203  December 5
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 
This webinar is to help you understand the rules around scheduling and hours of work. We will discuss the application of “week” and “day,” schedules, and how the rules can be changed by using modified work arrangements and permits.  Register here 
Public Holiday and Premium Pay  352-502-563  December 19
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 
This webinar discusses public holidays in Saskatchewan, public holiday pay, premium pay for work on a public holiday, and special rules that apply to certain employees.  Register here

Recorded Webinars

Below is a list of previously recorded webinars. These recordings can be streamed from your computer and can be viewed at any time. You will not need to download any software to view the webinars, but you will need to register for the webinar before you can view the recording.

Webinar Topic  Description Webinar Recording
Common Employment Standards Misconceptions This webinar discusses several common employment standards misconceptions.
Employing Young People  The rules for employing 14- and 15-year old workers, including minimum age of employment, special rules that apply to 14- and 15-year olds, and employment standards that affect most young workers. It will also include some of the minimum age of employment rules under other legislation.  View
Employment Leaves Employment standards for employment leaves, including entitlements, and the types of leaves available.
Employment Standards in Food Services
This webinar discussed the following topics: 
  • When is an employee working?
  • Minimum call-out 
  • Schedules
  • Overtime and short-shifting
  • Public holiday pay 
  • Paystubs
Overtime Rules Overtime provisions under Saskatchewan's employment standards.
Overview of Employment Standards An overview of some of the main features of employment standards under Part II of The Saskatchewan Employment Act.
Payment of Wages Employment standards for paying employees, providing pay stubs, and keeping payroll records.
Public Holidays  Rules for calculating public holiday pay, overtime in a week with a holiday, and premium pay for work on a holiday. It will also review special rules and exemptions.
Public Holiday Pay and Premium Pay
This webinar discusses Saskatchewan's public holiday rules, including public holiday pay, premium pay, and overtime pay in a week with a holiday.
Schedules and Hours of Work Employment standards governing schedules and hours of work, Modified Work Arrangements, as well as scheduling exemptions and special rules.
Setting up a Modified Work Arrangement Reviews the requirements for setting up a Modified Work Arrangement to vary the overtime rules under Saskatchewan's employment standards.
Setting up Overtime Banks Discusses the requirements for setting up overtime banks under Saskatchewan's employment standards.
Layoff and Termination  Employment standards relating to ending an employment relationship including notice periods, pay instead of notice, and when notice or pay instead of notice is not required.
Vacations and Vacation Pay
Vacation entitlements, the rules for taking a vacation, and vacation pay.  View

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