If you are conducting business with the Government of Saskatchewan by mail, please be advised that delivery may be delayed due to rotating postal strikes. Various measures are in place to ensure service to Saskatchewan residents and businesses during postal strike action.

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A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Watch out for Door-to-Door Driveway Repair Scams

Released on June 21, 2018

Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority (FCAA) is advising you to be cautious if a salesperson comes to your door offering to pave, patch or apply a protective treatment to your driveway.  Always ask to see a direct seller’s licence number.  Door-to-door sales contractors are required to be licensed under

The Direct Sellers Act.

Red Flags That it Might be a Scam:
  • The price sounds too good to be true.
  • High pressure sales—if the sales representative pressures you to “act now or lose out on a limited time offer”.
  • The salesperson requires you to pay a substantial down payment before providing any services.
Protect Yourself:
  • Check to see if they are licensed on FCAA411 (http://www.fcaa.gov.sk.ca/fcaa411).
  • Check to see if they are listed in the Better Business Bureau directory (http://www.bbb.org/saskatchewan)  or call 1-888-352-7601 and if so, view their rating and read customer reviews.
  • Get everything in writing and create a formal contract with clear expectations of the work to be done, the price and the timeframe of when the work should begin and finish.
  • Do not hand over a blank cheque.
Contact Consumer Protection Division:

If consumers have questions about hiring a contractor doing door-to-door sales, they can find more information at http://fcaa.gov.sk.ca/consumers-investors-pension-plan-members/consumers/consumers-of-goods-and-services/tips-for-driveway-repairs.  They can call toll free at 1-877-880-5550 or by email at consumerprotection@gov.sk.ca.

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For more information, contact:

Shannon McMillan
Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan
Regina
Phone: 306-798-4160
Email: shannon.mcmillan@gov.sk.ca

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