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Young Job Seekers Reminded to Take Readiness Course this Holiday Season

Released on December 9, 2015

With the approach of the holiday season, employers and young workers are reminded that 14- and 15-year-olds must take the Young Worker Readiness Certificate Course (YWRCC) before they start working.

They must successfully complete the course to obtain a certificate and provide it to their employer along with a letter of parental consent.  Employers must keep both documents on file.

“It is exciting to see young people starting work over the holiday break and we want them to be safe,” Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan said.  “The readiness course allows young people to enter the workforce prepared with the knowledge to be successful.”

The YWRCC is designed to teach young workers about their rights and responsibilities related to health, safety and employment standards in the workplace.  The course gives young people the tools they need to have a safe and positive experience when they start working.  The course can be taken online at www.saskatchewan.ca/ywrcc.  A paper-and-pencil version of the course is also available.

Workers aged 14 and 15 have some other restrictions.

They cannot:
  • Work after 10 p.m. the night before a school day;
  • Work before classes on a school day; and
  • Work more than 16 hours in a school week.
During school breaks, such as Christmas holidays or summer vacation, these restrictions do not apply and young workers are allowed to work the same hours as other employees.

For more information about the YWRCC visit www.saskatchewan.ca/ywrcc or call 1-800-667-1783.

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For more information, contact:

Amanda Fedorchuk
Labour Relations and Workplace Safety
Regina
Phone: 306-787-0279
Email: amanda.fedorchuk@gov.sk.ca

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