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Apply for the Canada Saskatchewan Job Grant

Due to high program demand, the first intake for the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant is closed effective 5 p.m. on May 5, 2017, for training with start dates between April 1 and August 31, 2017. We are no longer accepting applications for the first intake. 

Job grant policies and procedures are being reviewed to provide the best service experience and program possible. Program changes, if applicable, will be communicated prior to the next application intake. Please check back in July 2017 for updated information regarding applications for the next intake.

If you have already submitted an application, you will be notified of the status shortly.


If you have questions or concerns regarding the program, please contact your local Labour Market Service Office.

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1. Benefits

Employers:

  • Select the trainees and the training program.
  • Pay one-third of the eligible training costs.
  • Employ the trainee at the end of training.

Employers can make multiple grant applications to a maximum of $250,000 annually, and up to $10,000 per individual trainee. 

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2. Eligibility

Employers

Private and not-for-profit sector employers are eligible. 

Publicly funded organizations such as health regions, post-secondary training institutions, public libraries, municipalities and school divisions are not eligible under the program.

Trainees

  • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident with a Social Insurance Number.
  • Both new and existing employees are eligible.

Training costs

  • Tuition fees or fees charged by the training provider;
  • Mandatory student fees;
  • Textbooks, software and other required materials;
  • Learning materials fees; and
  • Examination fees.

Training costs incurred prior to the approval of a Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant application are not eligible.

Training

Training is flexible. Employers choose the training program and mode of delivery that will meet their needs under the following requirements:

  • Must be delivered by a third party not affiliated with the employer applicant;
  • Must be a minimum of 24 hours in length by the same training provider and completed within a 52 week period;
  • Must result in a credential (record of completion, certificate, grade, etc.); and
  • Must not replace an employer’s existing investment in training.

Trainers

Third-party trainers could include:

  • Post-secondary education institutions,
  • Private vocational schools, trade unions and
  • Private industry trainers.

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