Learn more about COVID-19 in Saskatchewan:

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Support for Workers

Federal and provincial support is available to help workers affected by COVID-19.

1. Saskatchewan Support

Job Protected Leave

Amendments to The Saskatchewan Employment Act will ensure:

  • Employees can access unpaid public health emergency leave;
  • Removal of the requirement of 13 consecutive weeks of employment with an employer prior to accessing sick leave; and
  • Removal of the provision requiring a doctor's note or certificate

Temporary Wage Supplement

Phase Two of the Saskatchewan Temporary Wage Supplement Program (STWSP) provides a temporary wage supplement to eligible workers helping Saskatchewan's most vulnerable citizens through the COVID-19 pandemic. The amount of financial assistance provided in Phase Two of the temporary supplement is $400 for each four-week period, for two periods from November 19 to December 16, 2020, and from December 17, 2020, to January 13, 2021.

Visit Saskatchewan Temporary Wage Supplement Program for further information or to apply. People with questions about the program may also email stwsp@gov.sk.ca or call toll free 1-800-667-6102 or 306-787-6645 in Regina.

Labour Market Services

Labour Market Services connects individuals to career possibilities that can improve their quality of life in Saskatchewan. Services include job searching, job matching, career planning and job training. These services continue to be available from anywhere in the province, by calling 1-833-613-0485 or emailing labourmarketservices@gov.sk.ca.

Immigration Services

If you have applied through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) and have questions about your application or status or require other assistance, please contact 1-833-613-0485 or immigration@gov.sk.ca.


2. Federal Support

The Government of Canada has announced a number of measures to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Complete listing of federal programs

Immigration and Temporary Residents

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has announced new measures to help temporary and permanent residents and applicants affected by COVID-19.


3. Mental Health Supports

Living through the COVID-19 pandemic can cause anxiety and worry in all of us. Whether you're coping with the loneliness of self-isolation, concerned about the health of your loved ones or worried about what the future may hold, there are mental health supports available to help you through this difficult time.

Please be kind to healthcare workers when they inform you that you must self-isolate, as they are simply working to try and stop the spread of COVID-19. We're all part of the solution. Please be patient and kind with each other.

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