Effective July 11, 2021, Saskatchewan entered Step Three of the Re-Opening Roadmap and the public health order relative to COVID-19 was lifted. All restrictions related to the public health order were removed as of that date.

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A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan's website have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow box in the right or left rail that resembles the link below. 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.

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Duties of Contractors

When an individual hires an outside company or self-employed person on contract and directs their activities, that individual is a "contractor." An individual may also be considered a contractor in circumstances where they do not give direction beyond the product to be provided. In this situation, this individual will need to ensure that those who they hire will work in compliance with The Saskatchewan Employment Act and regulations.

Under The Saskatchewan Employment Act, contractors must:

  • Set-up a system of shared responsibilities and determine 'who is responsible for what' in relation to the health and safety of all workers in the workplace;
  • Control any health and safety hazards – over which the contractor has complete and direct control – that could affect a "subcontractor" (remember the subcontractor is responsible for controlling and eliminating hazards within the subcontractor's direct and complete control);
  • Co-operate with subcontractors to control and eliminate health and safety hazards that are not within the direct and complete control of the contractor;
  • Coordinate the health and safety programs of two or more subcontractors working at the place of employment;
  • Provide subcontractors and their occupational health committees with any relevant information available to the contractor that could affect health and safety in the workplace;
  • Make sure subcontractors understand who is responsible for health and safety activities that affect them; and
  • Monitor subcontractors to ensure they comply with occupational health and safety requirements and taking action to correct any non-compliance at the place of employment.

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