Aboriginal Education and Employment
Our Government is committed to improving the education and employment outcomes of First Nations and Métis peoples. Our Ministry has invested in strategies, programs and partnerships, to increase First Nations and Métis people’s participation in advanced education and the labour force.
Our Government and the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) signed an historic agreement (below), on May 17, 2011, to establish a joint task force on aboriginal education and employment.
On April 15, 2013, the joint task force issued its final report on the Improving Education and Employment Outcomes for First Nations and Métis People. The report can be found here.
The Degree Authorization Act expands degree-granting authority in the province beyond our two universities, by allowing other post-secondary institutions to apply for the authority to offer degree programs.
Established quality standards determine an institution's capacity to offer degrees and the Ministry assesses proposed new degree programs.
Career Colleges, also known as private vocational schools, are an important part of Saskatchewan’s post-secondary education system. These schools offer over 160 vocational training programs for employment in many different fields.
The Saskatchewan Advantage Grant for Education Savings Program helps families save for their children’s post-secondary education by providing a Saskatchewan contribution to a Registered Education Savings Plan at a rate of 10% of annual contributions to a maximum of $250 per child per year.
Information on non-repayable funding through scholarships, bursaries and grants.
We offer student financial assistance and support including:
- Student loans
- Support for part time students
- Support for students with permanent disabilities
Includes administrative guidelines and policies pertaining to post-secondary education and scholarship programs in Saskatchewan for educational institutions.
- Canada-Saskatchewan Integrated Student Loans Program
- Innovation and Science Fund
- International Student Program
- Private Vocational Schools Administration and Policy Manual