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Labour Relations and Workplace Safety

The Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety (LRWS) encourages healthy, safe and productive workplaces by setting, promoting and enforcing employment and occupational health and safety standards. We work with businesses, labour groups, workers, and other stakeholders to foster a positive labour environment.
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1. Information you might be looking for

Workplace Health and Safety

The Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety promotes and protects safe and healthy workplaces through education, legislation, and enforcement.  Learn more here about occupational health and safety regulations, asbestos, the Safety Information Management System,  training and more.

Employment Standards
Learn about employment standards in Saskatchewan including information on annual holidays, hours of work, overtime, and more.

Office of the Workers' Advocate

The Office of the Workers' Advocate provides advice and help to injured workers with a Workers' Compensation Board claim including assistance on appeals.  To learn more, click on the link above.

Workplace Legislation

Learn more about The Saskatchewan Employment Act and associated regulations that protects the health and safety of Saskatchewan workers, ensures minimum standards of employment, improves compliance with regulatory standards and ensures effective enforcement of labour laws in the province.

Youth in the Workplace

Before entering the workforce, young people should have access to information about their rights and responsibilities in the workplace. The Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety along with WorkSafe Saskatchewan have several programs targeted to young workers to increase awareness and understanding of what constitutes a safe, healthy, productive and respectful workplace.


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2. Mandate, Future Plans, and Annual Reports

Mandate

This is the legislated mandate for the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety. 

Ministry Plans and Annual Reports

Plan for 2016-17

The plan for 2016-17 reflects the Government’s goals of sustaining growth and opportunities for Saskatchewan people, meeting the challenges of growth, securing a better quality of life for all Saskatchewan people and delivering responsive and responsible government.

For previous Ministry plans, please visit Prior Year Plans, Reports and Guiding Documents.

Annual Reports
The Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety's 2015-16 Annual Report presents the ministry’s activities and results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. It reports to the public and elected officials on public commitments made and other key accomplishments of the Ministry.

Previous fiscal year annual reports can be found by visiting Prior Year Plans, Reports and Guiding Documents.

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3. Programs and services

Occupational Health and Safety

Health and safety in Saskatchewan workplaces is governed by The Saskatchewan Employment Act and regulations and apply to employers,supervisors, workers, self-employed persons, contractors, suppliers, and owners. Learn more here about occupational health and safety regulations, asbestos, the Safety Information Management System, training and more.

Employment Standards

The Employment Standards Division provides services to Saskatchewan employers and employees in support of fair and equitable workplace practices. The Division aims to enforce labour legislation and to ensure that employees and employers are aware of their rights and responsibilities under these laws.

Labour Relations and Mediation

Workplace conflict and mediation services are available to employees, employers, and trade unions from the Labour Relations and Mediation Division to resolve grievances, problem solve, and open lines of communication between parties involved.

Office of the Workers’ Advocate - Receive Help with your WCB Claim or Appeal

Office of the Workers’ Advocate (OWA) provides free, independent services to injured workers and their survivors pertaining to decisions on their Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) claim(s). 


Enforcement, accountability, and performance measures

Information on prosecutions, convictions and acquittals under Saskatchewan's labour legislation.

Young Worker Readiness Certificate Course

If you are 14 or 15 years old and want to work in Saskatchewan, you are required to take this course to help you to prepare for the world of work. Click here to learn more about about the course and how you can obtain your Certificate of Completion.

Youth at work

Before entering the workforce, young people should have access to information about their rights and responsibilities in the workplace. The Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety along with WorkSafe Saskatchewan have several programs targeted to young workers to increase awareness and understanding of what constitutes a safe, healthy, productive and respectful workplace.

WorkSafe Saskatchewan

WorkSafe Saskatchewan is a partnership between our Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety and the Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) intended to promote positive safety cultures in Saskatchewan workplaces. The WorkSafe Saskatchewan website provides information designed to help workers and employers prevent injuries and illness in their workplace.

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4. Ministers and Managers

Hon. Don Morgan
Hon. Don Morgan, Minister

Minister's Office

Phone (306) 787-0613
Fax (306) 787-6946
Email minister.edu@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address Room 361, Legislative Building, 2405 Legislative Drive, Regina, SK, Canada, S4S 0B3
Mike Carr, Deputy Minister

Deputy Minister's Office

Phone (306) 787-7424
Fax (306) 798-5190
Email Mike.Carr@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 300 1870 Albert Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 4W1
Louise Usick, Executive Director

Central Services

Phone (306) 787-8078
Fax (306) 798-5190
Email louise.usick@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 300 - 1870 Albert Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 4W1
Pete Suderman, Executive Director

Labour Relations and Mediation

Phone (306) 787-9106
Fax (306) 787-1064
Email pete.suderman@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 300 - 1870 Albert Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 4W1
Greg Tuer, Executive Director

Employment Standards

Phone (306) 787-2432
Fax (306) 787-4780
Email greg.tuer@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 300 - 1870 Albert Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 4W1
Ray Anthony, Executive Director

Occupational Health and Safety Division

Phone (306) 787-4481
Fax (306) 787-2208
Email Ray.Anthony@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 6th floor - 1870 Albert Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 4W1
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5. Forms and publications

The following are the top downloaded publications for Labour Relations and Workplace Safety.

The Saskatchewan Employment Act

The Saskatchewan Employment Act came into effect on April 29, 2014.  The Act is a modern and innovative Act that restructures existing provisions, eliminates inconsistencies, and more accurately reflects contemporary employment relationships. The intent of the law is to protect the health and safety of Saskatchewan workers, ensure minimum standards of employment, improve compliance with regulatory standards, and ensure effective enforcement of labour laws in the province.

Rights and Responsibilities: A Guide to Employment Standards in Saskatchewan Under The Saskatchewan Employment Act

An overview of Saskatchewan's employment standards legislation under The Saskatchewan Employment Act for employers and employees.

Understanding Occupational Health and Safety in Saskatchewan

An overview of Saskatchewan's occupational health and safety legislation under The Saskatchewan Employment Act for employers and employees.

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6. Legislation

The following acts and regulations are administered by the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety and are available in pdf format.  The url links below are provided with the consent of the Queen’s Printer for Saskatchewan pursuant to Government of Saskatchewan copyright policies.  Printed copies of the legislation are also available  through the Queen’s Printer website.

To order or subscribe, please visit www.qp.gov.sk.ca.  If you don’t have Adobe Reader on your system, you can download it for free.

Legislation for Which the Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety is Responsible (According to OC 285/2012 and Schedules R and U of OC 286/2012)

Acts

The Human Resources, Labour and Employment Act

The Public Service Essential Services Act

The Saskatchewan Employment Act

The Victims of Workplace Injuries Day of Mourning Act

Regulations

The Assignment of Wages Regulations

The Conditions of Employment Regulations

The Employment Standards Regulations

The Health Labour Relations Reorganization (Commissioner) Regulations

The Health Labour Relations Reorganization Regulations

The Labour Relations (Supervisory Employees) Regulations

The Mines Regulations, 2003

Ministerial Regulations under Section 42 of the Trade Union Act, 1972

The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996

The Occupational Health and Safety (Prime Contractor) Regulations

The Radiation Health and Safety Regulations, 2005

The Saskatchewan Employment (Labour Relations Board) Regulations

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7. News releases

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