Learn more about COVID-19 in Saskatchewan.  Daily case numbers and information for businesses and workers.

The Re-Open Saskatchewan plan was released on April 23rd.

Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan's website 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 at:

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.

Approval of Employment Standards Permits

The Executive Director of Employment Standards will approve a permit if it meets all of the criteria listed on the permit application.

The request to vary the rules does not take effect until the Executive Director approves the application. For example, an employer who has applied for permission to employ a youth (under 14 years of age) cannot hire the youth until the Executive Director formally approves the permit application.

Posting Approved Permits

If the application is approved, the permit will be sent to the employer. In most cases, the permit must be posted in a location that is accessible to the affected employees. The Executive Director may waive this requirement if the employer proves that the authorization cannot be posted or it is impractical to post due to the nature of a job site. An alternative arrangement may then be required such as providing a copy of the permit to each employee.