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Apply for the Canada Saskatchewan Job Grant

Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant will accept new applications on April 1, 2017. 

The Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant is now accepting applications from eligible employers for training with start dates between April 1, 2017, and August 31, 2017, pending available funding during this timeframe.

Each application can only have one training provider quote attached to it and the program indicated must be a minimum of 24 hours in length. Only fully completed applications will be accepted for assessment. Applications will be assessed on a first approved basis.  

Please note that a completed application is not a guarantee of funding. Training requests must be approved and a contract negotiated between the employer and the Government of Saskatchewan to be eligible for funding. Training taken prior to an approved contract is not eligible for funding. 

Please check back for funding information for training programs that begin on September 1, 2017. 

The Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant is an employer-driven program that:  

  • Helps businesses and non-profit organizations train new or existing employees for available jobs, and
  • Provides more opportunities for unemployed and underemployed workers to receive training.

Through the program, the employer contributes one-third of the training cost, and federal and provincial governments contribute the remaining two-thirds.

Training must be provided by an eligible third-party training institution and be completed within one calendar year from the start date.


1. Benefits


  • 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. 


2. Eligibility


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.


  • 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 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.


Third-party trainers could include:

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

3. How to Apply

Interested employers must complete the Employer Application Form and Training Provider Quote, and submit to the nearest Labour Market Services (LMS) office.


4. Apply

Interested employers must complete the Employer Application Form and Training Provider Quote.

** The Application Form replaces the Eligibility Checklist that was used in previous years. The checklist will no longer be accepted.

Forward the application form to your nearest Labour Market Services (LMS) office.

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