Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

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.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Date Extended, Changes Made to PST on Insurance Premiums

Released on May 17, 2017

Following discussions with insurance industry associations, the Government of Saskatchewan has extended the effective date for the application of PST to insurance premiums from July 1, 2017 to August 1, 2017.

The extension provides the industry with additional time to implement the application of PST and to address updates.

“The insurance industry associations have asked us for more time to implement this change and we want to ensure a smooth implementation,” Finance Minister Kevin Doherty said.  “We’ve listened and have agreed to move the effective date back one month as well as update the application of PST to ensure it is applied fairly across the industry.”

Updates ensuring PST on insurance premiums is applied equitably include:
  • applying PST to self-insured group arrangements, also known as Administrative Services Only (ASO) arrangements;
  • exempting PST from individual permanent life insurance policies in effect prior to August 1, 2017.  New policies effective after July 31, 2017 will be subject to PST; and
  • clarifying that any endorsements added to insurance contracts with an effective date prior to August 1, 2017 are not subject to PST.
With these updates, PST of six per cent applies to all insurance premiums with an effective date on or after August 1, 2017 sold by companies, agencies or groups where the insured person is a resident of Saskatchewan or the contract is for property located in Saskatchewan.


For more information, contact:

Jeff Welke
Phone: 306-787-6046
Cell: 306-536-1185

We need your feedback to improve Help us improve