The Government of Saskatchewan offers dynamic, challenging work for talented individuals. Just as our employees work hard for us, we work hard for them to make sure they are provided with rewarding careers of which they can be proud.
Working in the Saskatchewan Public Service can provide you with:
- Advancement Opportunities
Because of the size of the public service, many opportunities may arise in your field or area of interest.
- A Competitive Salary Rate
The Saskatchewan Public Service provides attractive salaries and ensures equal pay for work of equal value.
- Employee Recognition
The Saskatchewan public service understands the importance of recognizing employees' hard work, and each ministry in government has developed a recognition program to acknowledge and appreciate the work done by employees.
In addition, the Government of Saskatchewan recognizes and honours exceptional on-the-job performance with the Premier's Award for Excellence in the Public Service.
- Vacation and Other Leave
Full-time employees are eligible for 15, 20, 25 or 30 days of vacation leave per year, depending on years of service. As well, some work schedules create an earned day off (unpaid) on a regular basis. Depending on the type of position you have, this earned day off could occur once every second week or once every third week.
Most out-of-scope employees have 12 scheduled days off (paid) each year.
All government employees are also entitled to 12 statutory holidays per year.
- Employee Programs
A number of options are available in the public service to help employees find a healthy work-life balance. More information about these options is available on the Health and Safety page.
- Payment of Professional Fees
As the employer, the Government of Saskatchewan will pay professional fees where, by law, the employee is required to be a member of a professional association. In other cases, where membership is not a legal requirement, ministries may reimburse all or a portion of professional fees if it is of mutual benefit to the employer and the employee.
- Workplace Diversity
The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to workplace diversity. That is, it is our goal to create a public service that is representative of Saskatchewan's working age population. We work hard to ensure our workplace is welcoming and hospitable for all employees.
Some positions available with the Saskatchewan public service have been designated for one or more of the four equity groups identified by the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission. We encourage members of these groups to self-identify when applying for any position in the public service.
Learn more about the Government of Saskatchewan's commitment to workplace diversity webpage.
- Employee Pension and Insured Benefits
The Government of Saskatchewan offers a comprehensive benefit package to its employees. Employees are required to join the Public Employees' Pension Plan. Both the employer and employee contribute funds to the plan based on a percentage of salary.
A wide range of health benefits including medical, dental, extended health services plans, sick leave and long-term illness and injury plans, and group life insurance are provided. Employees are eligible for benefits from the medical, dental and extended health service plans after six months of employment.
- Other Employee Benefits
Other employee benefits are also available to public service employees, including maternity/paternity/legal adoption leave with supplemental payments and apprentice leave with supplemental payments.
All salary top-up programs require a return-in-service commitment from the employee. For more information on top-up programs, please see the Human Resource Manual.