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The Re-Skill Saskatchewan Training Subsidy (RSTS) program is a new, temporary program that provides businesses with the financial support to train employees as the province emerges from the pandemic and economic recovery. This program supports eligible Saskatchewan employers to access financial supports for employer-driven, short term training programs for their employees.
Funding to support training can help employers evolve from the impacts of the pandemic into economic recovery.
The objectives of the RSTS are to:
The program is operated by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Immigration and Career Training. Applications will be accepted from eligible employers pending available funding.
Employers can make multiple applications to a maximum of $5,000 for the duration of the program. The minimum amount per application is $1,000 per training program. Employers may work with training providers to combine courses into customized programs that meet their training needs.
Private and not-for-profit sector employers are eligible.
Publicly funded organizations such as health regions, post-secondary training institutions, public libraries, municipalities and school divisions are not eligible for funding.
Eligible trainees are required to:
Temporary foreign workers, temporary residents without authorization for emergency travel and a valid Canadian work permit, and volunteers are not eligible for training funding.
Saskatchewan-based owners of small businesses (with 1-50 employees) may also participate in funded training with their employees.
Training is flexible. Employers choose the training program and mode of delivery that will meet their needs within the following requirements:
Third-party training providers are required to be based in Saskatchewan and have been in business for one year. This could include:
Interested employers will be required to complete an online Employer Application. The application requires attachments and supporting documents from the business. Before starting an application review the Before You Apply Checklist.
Ensure you have the following documentation completed and available to upload before starting the application:
Applications submitted less than 10 business days prior to the start date of training may not be approved. If you have questions about the status of your application, please contact us.
Only fully completed applications will be accepted for assessment. Applications will be accepted, assessed and approved based on available funding.
A completed application is not a guarantee of funding. Training requests must be approved and a contract negotiated between the employer and the Government of Saskatchewan prior to the start date of training to be eligible for program funding.
Attention: Save the documents to your computer before completing each file.
Ministry of Immigration and Career Training staff will contact you within two business days to confirm receipt of the application and begin application assessment.
If approved for funding, a contract will be negotiated for the funded training. Any changes to the contracted training must be reported to the ministry as soon as possible. Payment is made at the end of training, upon completion of all final reporting.
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