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 and Re-Open Saskatchewan plan is updated periodically as the provincial economy re-opens. Eligibility for RSTS using this list is assessed 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 for RSTS funding.
Applications must be received on or before March 31, 2021.
Eligible trainees must be:
- a Canadian citizen or permanent resident with a valid Social Insurance Number; and
- an existing employee of the applying employer (that is, currently on the payroll of the company).
Temporary Foreign Workers, volunteers, or business owners that are not employees of the business 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 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 training providers 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 March 31, 2021.