To be eligible, employers must be on the Government of Saskatchewan's list of critical public services and allowable businesses during the emergency period, or eligible to resume operations in a confirmed phase of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan.
The list of critical public services and allowable businesses is updated periodically as the provincial economy reopens to services and communities, and will be used to identify eligible employers.
Eligible employers must be on the critical public services and allowable businesses list as of the application received date or during the eligibility assessment processing period.
Publicly funded organizations such as health regions, post-secondary training institutions, public libraries, municipalities and school divisions are not eligible under this program.
Self-employed individuals are not eligible to participate as RSTS supports trainees.
Applications must be received on or before December 31, 2020.
- Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident with a Social Insurance Number;
- May be either a new hire or an existing employee; and
- Temporary Foreign Workers are not eligible.
- Tuition fees or fees charged by the training provider;
- Mandatory student fees;
- Textbooks, software and other required materials;
- Learning material fees; and
- Examination fees.
* Training taken prior to an approved contract is not eligible for funding.
Training is flexible. Employers choose the training program and mode of delivery that will meet their needs within the following requirements:
- Must be delivered by a Saskatchewan based third party not affiliated with the employer;
- Must be a minimum of 8 hours in length per trainee by the same training provider and completed within 4 months; and
- Must result in a credential (record of completion, certificate, grade, etc.).
Third-party trainers must be based in Saskatchewan and could include:
- Post-secondary education institutions;
- Private vocational schools, trade unions; and
- Private industry trainers.
The application deadline has been extended. Applications must be received on or before December 31, 2020.