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Employment Standards Training

Training Information

The Employment Standards Division offers free online training webinars that provides basic information about the employment standards in Saskatchewan. These webinars address commonly asked questions that affect most employers and employees, including employers based outside of Saskatchewan with employees in the province.

You can attend the webinar from your home or office using a computer, tablet or smartphone.

The sessions will cover a variety of topics, including weekly schedules, hours of work, overtime, vacations, public holidays, leaves and more.

Each webinar includes an audiovisual presentation and a question and answer session. Each session will take approximately 45 minutes to an hour, including time at the end for questions.

The Employment Standards Division also offers free, customizable online or in-person training. If your organization is interested in working with us to develop customized webinars or in-person training on specific subjects for employer or groups of employees, please contact the Employment Standards Division at 1-800-667-1783.

Webinar Software

The webinars are offered through GoToWebinar, an online software service that uses your computer's internet browser. GoToWebinar will automatically download the required software onto your device when you register. Please visit their support page for more information.

GoToWebinar suggests testing your computer or tablet before joining the webinar, to avoid any connection issues. A link to the test site will be sent to you in the registration confirmation email.


You have two options to listen to the webinar audio:

  1. Use your computer's audio – When the webinar begins, you will be connected to audio using your computer's speakers or headset (VOIP).
  2. Use your telephone – Your confirmation email will contain more information about using your telephone, including the call-in numbers.

Webinar Topics

Below is a list of webinars available. All webinars are from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saskatchewan time. Please note the webinar ID provided in your confirmation email.

Date Webinar Topic Topics  
November 4, 2020 FWRISA Requirements for Foreign Worker Recruiters and Immigration Consultants
  • Licensing requirements
  • Prohibited practices
  • Record keeping rules
  • Appeals of a Director's decision
November 18, 2020 FWRISA Requirements for Employers Wishing to Recruit Foreign Nationals
  • Registration requirements
  • Prohibited practices
  • Record keeping requirements
  • Appeals of a Director's decision
  • Enforcement
December 2, 2020 Time Cards and Records of the Hours Worked
  • Rules for keeping records of the hours worked by employees
December 16, 2020 Payroll Records
  • Deductions
  • Pay stubs
  • Payroll records
  • Records for young workers
January 6, 2021 Overview of Employment Standards
  • Discusses the minimum standards of employment under Part II of The Saskatchewan Employment Act
January 20, 2021 Layoff and Termination
  • Discusses the rules for layoffs and terminations under sections 2-60 and 2-61 of The Saskatchewan Employment Act.
February 3, 2021 Paying Employees for Working Extra Hours
  • Basic rules in Saskatchewan for paying employees for working extra hours in a day and week, including:
  • When overtime is earned
  • Exemptions
  • Special rules
February 17, 2021 Paying Employees When Working in a Week With a Public Holiday
  • Public holiday pay
  • Overtime in a week with a public holiday
  • Premium pay for work on a public holiday
  • Special rules
March 3, 2021 Employment Standards Misconceptions and Misunderstandings
  • Discusses several common misconceptions dealing with reporting for the following:
  • Duty pay
  • Vacation pay calculations
  • Self-employed individuals
  • Salaried employees
  • Time cards
  • Payroll records
March 17, 2021 Taking Maternity, Adoption and Parental Leave
  • Reviews the employment standards that apply when an employee wants to take time off work for maternity, adoption, or parental leave

Recorded Webinars

Below is a list of previously recorded webinars. These recordings can be streamed from your computer and can be viewed at any time. You will not need to download any software to view the webinars, but you will need to register for the webinar before you can view the recording.

Webinar Topic Description Webinar recording
Applying for an Averaging of Hours Permit The rules for obtaining averaging of hours permits. We will also discuss permits to vary the days of rest rules to allow employees and employers to work longer hours in one part of an averaging period in return for more time off in another part of the averaging period. View webinar
Calculating Overtime for Employees Paid by Commission or Flat Rate A review of the regulatory requirements for calculating overtime and other payments for employees paid by commission or flat rate - including the associated requirements for keeping accurate records of the hours worked and the payments paid. View webinar
Common Employment Standards Misconceptions Common employment standards misconceptions. View webinar
Employment Leaves Employment standards for employment leaves, including entitlements, and the types of leaves available. View webinar
Employment Standards in Food Services This webinar discussed the following topics:
  • When is an employee working?
  • Reporting for duty pay (was minimum call-out pay)
  • Schedules
  • Overtime and short-shifting
  • Public holiday pay
  • Paystubs
View webinar
Family Leaves The rules for family leave. This includes the rules for taking maternity, adoption, and parental (MAP) leaves, crime-related child death or disappearance leave, bereavement leave, and interpersonal violence leave. View webinar
Incentive Based Pay Systems The rules for calculating overtime for employees not paid by the hour, such as employees paid by the week, day, distance traveled, or percentage of the load. View webinar
Layoff and Termination Employment standards relating to ending an employment relationship including notice periods, pay instead of notice, and when notice or pay instead of notice is not required. View webinar
Medical and Service Leaves The rules governing medical and service leaves. This includes leave for organ donation, critically ill child care, compassionate care, nomination/election and candidate/public office, reserve force service, and citizenship ceremony. We also discussed job protection for absences due to illness or injury. View webinar
Overtime Rules Basic overtime rules in Saskatchewan, including when overtime is earned, and exemptions and special rules. View webinar
Overview of Employment Standards A review of minimum wage and call-out, hours of work and schedules, overtime pay, vacations, public holidays, leaves, time cards and paydays, pay stubs or statements, layoff and termination, complaints and enforcement. View webinar
Payment of Wages Payroll requirements set out under subdivisions 8 and 9 of Part II of The Saskatchewan Employment Act. We will discuss the general rules for paying employees and keeping records; what employees must be paid; when employees must be paid; how employees can be paid; what can be deducted; and requirements for providing pay stubs and keeping payroll records. View webinar
Public Emergency Provisions An overview of public health emergency leave and public emergency layoff provisions. View webinar
Public Holiday and Premium Pay Public holidays in Saskatchewan, public holiday pay, premium pay for work on a public holiday, and special rules that apply to certain employees. View webinar
Rules for Employing Youth This webinar reviews the rules for employing youths from 14-15 years of age. Topics include: the minimum age of employment; responsibilities of young workers; special hours of work rules during the school term; and employment standards issues affecting most young workers. View Webinar
Schedules and Hours of Work The rules around scheduling and hours of work including the application of "week" and "day" schedules, and how the rules can be changed by using modified work arrangements and permits. View webinar;
Setting up Modified Work Arrangements The requirements for setting up a Modified Work Arrangement to vary the overtime rules under Saskatchewan's employment standards. View webinar
Setting up Time Banks The rules around setting up a time bank (overtime bank) agreement between an employer and an employee. This includes what must be in an agreement, how overtime hours must be banked and used, and payouts. View webinar
Taking the Online Young Worker Readiness Certificate Course (YWRCC) A nine-minute podcast demonstrating how to access the YWRCC and create an account. View webinar
Vacations and Vacation Pay Vacation entitlements, the rules for taking a vacation, and vacation pay. View webinar
Whistleblower Protections in The Saskatchewan Employment Act Protections in Part III of The Saskatchewan Employment Act (Employment Standards) for so called "whistleblowers" who report alleged wrongdoing to a supervisor or other lawful authority. View webinar
YWRCC and Teacher Resources For teachers: learn more about the Young Worker Readiness Certificate Course (YWRCC) and how to use the online course in your classroom. View webinar

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