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Apply for the Canada Saskatchewan Job Grant

Due to overwhelming interest from employers, the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant is fully subscribed for 2016-17. As of June 30, 2016, we are no longer accepting applications for this fiscal year. Please check back in early 2017 for program updates and a new call for applications.

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. 

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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.
  • Both new and existing employees are eligible.

Training costs

  • Tuition fees charged by the training provider,
  • Other mandatory student fees,
  • Textbooks,
  • 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 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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3. How to Apply

Interested employers can use the Eligibility Checklist self-assessment tool to determine eligibility.

Forward the checklist to your local Labour Market Services (LMS) office.

LMS staff will contact you to assist with the completion of the application, and you can proceed with training upon notification of approval.

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4. Apply

Due to overwhelming interest from employers, the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant is fully subscribed for 2016-17. As of June 30, 2016, we are no longer accepting applications for this fiscal year. Please check back in early 2017 for program updates and a new call for applications.

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