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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

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In Case of a Postal Strike

If you are conducting business with the Government of Saskatchewan by mail, please be advised that delivery may be delayed due to a possible postal strike. There is an ongoing contract negotiation between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). 

The list below outline various measures in place to ensure service to Saskatchewan residents and businesses in the event of a postal strike. Despite these measures, processing times may be impacted during this period. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

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1. Becoming a Licensed Professional

Building Standards and Licensing has a plan in place to ensure licensed professionals are not negatively impacted by a disruption in postal service.

In case of a disruption in Canada Post services, you have the option to complete and submit your online application and payment for:

You can also deliver your completed application and payment either by courier or in person to Building Standards and Licensing Branch, #100, 1855 Victoria Avenue, Regina.

If you want to know the status of your application, please contact Building Standards and Licensing 5-7 days after submitting your application to the branch.

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2. Drug Plan and Extended Benefits

You will not receive a letter of confirmation or denial of coverage for Exception Drug Status, Special Support or Seniors' Drug Plan.  However, pharmacists will be aware of coverage through the online claims system and the Pharmaceutical Information Program (PIP). 

Dentists, optometrists, podiatrists, medical suppliers, hearing providers and oxygen providers will be able to check the Provider Coverage Viewer (PCV) to confirm eligibility. Service providers can also confirm eligibility by contacting Drug Plan and Extended Benefits.

Information can also be faxed to 306-787-8679 or emailed to DPEB@health.gov.sk.ca

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3. Filing and Paying Provincial Consumption Taxes

Businesses are reminded that they are required to file and pay their taxes as usual in the event of a postal dispute. The September tax returns (due October 20th) are being sent out earlier than usual due to the potential postal disruption. This could cause an incorrect balance showing on the September return if a payment has been recently sent. Please contact our office if you require clarification on a balance.

Saskatchewan businesses facing postal disruptions have several ways to file and pay their consumption taxes by the monthly deadline of the 20th of each month, including:

  • If the business is registered with the Saskatchewan Electronic Tax Service (SETS), they can use it to file online as usual.
  • If the business is not registered with SETS, they should register for the service at www.saskatchewan.ca/SETS and file and pay the return online.
  • Alternatively, the business can file the tax return using the SETS EFILE Code printed at the top of the tax return. Go to the Saskatchewan Electronic Tax Service (SETS) website and select the tax type to file using the EFILE Code. Payment of the tax owing may be made through the business's financial institution’s internet banking service. The business will need to set up Saskatchewan Finance as a payee and provide their tax account number.

In the event that a postal disruption continues and the Ministry of Finance is unable to mail out future tax returns, businesses may sign up for Email Notifications for future tax returns through the SETS application. This will replace the paper return and will include the EFILE Code for those businesses that have not registered with SETS. Businesses can also call the Ministry of Finance to receive their EFILE Code.

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4. GED and Adult Basic Education Transcripts

The Ministry of Immigration and Career Training has a plan in place to ensure GED and Adult Basic Education (ABE) students and graduates can receive service in the event of a postal strike.

If you wish to submit a request for a GED or ABE transcript, first complete the transcript request form on Saskatchewan.ca.

To submit the form, you have the following options:

  • Deliver the request form in person to the Labour Market Services office closest to you
  • Courier the request form to:

    GED/ABE Transcript Requests
    Ministry of Immigration and Career Training
    10th Floor, 2103 11th Avenue
    Regina SK  S4P 3Z8

To receive your official transcript, you have the following options:

  • Pick up the transcript from the Labour Market Services office closest to you
  • Arrange for the transcript to be couriered to you at your cost (after the Ministry confirms your identity by phone)
  • Arrange for the transcript to be emailed to you as a PDF file (after the Ministry confirms your identity by phone)

Please indicate on the bottom of your transcript request form what option you prefer.

For more information contact:
Phone: 306-787-5597
Email: ged@gov.sk.ca

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5. Government Suppliers

Suppliers are encouraged to sign up for Direct Deposit to minimize any payment delays due to a labour disruption at Canada Post. Please complete and submit the Direct Deposit Payment Request Form. 

In the event of a labour disruption at Canada Post, further information will be provided for suppliers to pick up their payments from a central location.

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6. Graduate Retention Program

The Student Service Centre has a plan in place to ensure students are not negatively impacted by the current disruption of postal service.

If you need to submit documents to the Student Service Centre to complete your Graduate Retention Program (GRP) application processing, you have the following options:

  • Deliver the application in person to Student Services at 11th Floor, 2010 12th Avenue in Regina
  • Fax the application to Student Services at 306-787-1608 or 306-787-0760 
  • The Ministry of Immigration and Career Training has offices across the province and will forward the documents to the Student Service Centre
  • Courier to the Student Service Centre at 11th Floor, 2010 12th Avenue in Regina

The GRP certificate will be emailed to you when the application is processed.

You may call the Student Service Centre at 1-800-597-8278 to request a reprint of a previously issued GRP certificate. The certificate will be emailed to you.

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7. High School Transcripts

If you are applying for your transcripts to be mailed to an institution, delivery may be delayed due to a possible postal strike.

If you require your transcripts to meet a certain deadline, you may choose the option of expedited delivery when you place an order online.

Please note that delivery to the Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission, Dumont Technical Institute (Saskatoon), Saskatchewan Polytechnic, University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan, and University of Alberta, which receive transcripts electronically from the Ministry of Education, will not be affected by a postal strike.

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8. Personal Care Home/Hearing Clinic Licences

Applicants for personal care home/hearing clinic licences and current licensees will not be able to pay invoices for the Orientation Training or Licences via Canada Post. Licences and other communication will be emailed to licensees. Please contact the Licensing Unit at 306-787-1715 to make alternate arrangements for the payment of invoices for licences and Orientation Training.

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9. Provincial Training Allowance

The Student Service Centre has a plan in place to ensure students are not negatively impacted by the current disruption of postal service.

If you need to submit documents to the Student Service Centre to complete your Provincial Training Allowance (PTA) application processing, you have the following options:

  • Deliver the application in person to Student Services at 11th Floor, 2010 12th Avenue in Regina
  • Fax the application to Student Services at 306-787-1608 or 306-787-0760 
  • The Ministry of Immigration and Career Training has regional offices across the province and will forward the documents to the Student Service Centre
  • Courier to the Student Service Centre at 11th Floor, 2010 12th Avenue in Regina

If you want to know the results of your PTA assessment, you may call the Student Service Centre at 1‑800‑597‑8278 5-7 days after submitting your online application.

If you require information about repayment of your PTA overpayment, call 1-833-279-5393 or email CorpServ.pta.stb@gov.sk.ca.

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10. Receiving Refund Payments

Many Saskatchewan businesses receive refund payments from the Ministry of Finance. Those that receive their refunds through direct deposit will not be affected by a postal disruption.

Businesses that are expecting a refund but not set up with direct deposit can contact our office to determine when their refund will be processed. They will be given the option to either establish direct deposit, delay receipt of refund until after the postal disruption is resolved, or have the refund sent to the business courier collect.

Questions regarding the filing and payment of provincial taxes during a postal disruption should be directed to the Ministry of Finance.

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11. Scholarship of Honour and French Language Bursaries

The Student Service Centre has a plan in place to ensure students are not negatively impacted by the current disruption of postal service.

If you need to submit documents to the Student Service Centre to complete your application processing, you have the following options:

  • Deliver the application in person to Student Services at 11th Floor, 2010 12th Avenue in Regina
  • Fax the application to Student Services at 306-787-1608 or 306-787-0760 
  • The Ministry of Immigration and Career Training has offices across the province and will forward the documents to the Student Service Centre
  • Courier to the Student Service Centre at 11th Floor, 2010 12th Avenue in Regina

You will receive an email when application processing is complete.

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12. Social Services

In the event of any postal disruption, plans are in place to ensure that Social Services clients, caregivers, service providers, and vendors receive their payments on time. If clients have questions, they can contact their worker.

Most clients receipt payment by direct deposit. Direct deposit is not affected by any postal disruption.

Unless you have been informed by the Ministry that you need to pick up a cheque at a Service Centre, cheques are currently being mailed. Clients will be asked to bring photo ID or two other forms of identification when picking up cheques.

If you are expecting a cheque and still have not received it, please contact your worker.

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13. Student Loans

The Student Service Centre has a plan in place to ensure students are not negatively impacted by the current disruption of postal service.

If you need to submit documents to the Student Service Centre to complete your student loan application processing, you have the following options:

  • Deliver the application in person to Student Services at 11th Floor, 2010 12th Avenue in Regina
  • Fax the application to Student Services at 306-787-1608 or 306-787-0760 
  • The Ministry of Immigration and Career Training has offices across the province and will forward the documents to the Student Service Centre
  • Courier to the Student Service Centre at 11th Floor, 2010 12th Avenue in Regina

To find out the results of your student loan assessment, call the Student Service Centre 5-7 days after submitting your online application.

For information about repayment of your loans, visit the National Student Loan Service Centre website or call 1-888-815-4514.