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Apply for the Canada Saskatchewan Job Grant

Update: Effective Monday, October 16, 2017 application intake is open for additional training dates

The Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant is now accepting applications from eligible employers, for training with start dates between September 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018—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 accepted, assessed and approved based on available funding.

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 program funding. Training taken prior to an approved contract is not eligible for funding. 

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, while the federal and provincial governments contribute the remaining two-thirds. 

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

Employers will be contacted by the Ministry of the Economy within three business days, to confirm receipt of applications. The Ministry will evaluate fully completed applications and provide a decision on the application within 20 business days. 

For more information on the program, please visit the, definition of terms and service standards.

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1. Benefits

Employers:

  • Select the trainees and the training program.
  • Receive reimbursement for two-thirds of eligible training costs. 
  • Employ the trainee at the end of training. 
Employers can make multiple grant applications to a maximum of $100,000 per fiscal year, 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.

Self-Employed individuals are not eligible to participate as CSJG supported trainees.

Trainees

  • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident with a Social Insurance Number. 
  • Both existing and potential employees are eligible. 
  • Temporary Foreign Workers are not eligible.

Training costs

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

Training taken prior to an approved contract is not eligible for funding.

Training 

Training is flexible. Employers choose the training program and mode of delivery that will meet their needs within 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 per trainee 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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3. Apply

Attention: Please right-click each link, and save the document to your computer, before opening and completing each file.

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

Forward the completed application form to your nearest Labour Market Services (LMS) office. Ministry of the Economy staff will contact you within three business days to confirm receipt of the application.

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