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Economic Recovery Work Experience

The Economic Recovery Work Experience Initiative is a pandemic recovery project targeted to employers and job seekers affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19. The initiative will fund paid work experiences for participants in the following priority sectors: Accommodation and Food services, Agriculture, Retail Services, Health, IT and Childcare.


1. Benefits

Job seekers gain valuable employability skills through a work experience, of up to 16 weeks, with an employer. Employers are supported with finding new talent, and connect to job seekers to address their workforce needs. Employers have an opportunity to provide meaningful work experiences for unemployed or underemployed job seekers in targeted sectors.

Employer receives cost sharing for wages:

  • Employers can receive up to $6,000 per each work experience participant;
  • 100% of the provincial minimum hourly wages are covered in the first month; 80% of provincial minimum hourly wages are covered in the second month; and 60% of provincial minimum hourly wages are covered in the third and fourth months.

2. Eligibility

Eligible Work Experience placements will be:

  • New positions or existing positions in the organization;
  • Full-time or part-time employment opportunities;
  • Positions must pay at least the provincial minimum wage; and
  • In compliance with federal and provincial labour legislation.

Employer Participants must:

  • Provide participants with Workers' Compensation Coverage or provide coverage through private liability insurance;
  • Commit to having participants on the payroll and pay at least the hourly provincial minimum wage;
  • Be willing to enter into an agreement to ensure understanding of the expectations for the work experience and financial supports; and
  • Be willing to fully engage in the Economic Recovery Work Experience Initiative with the intention of hiring participants post-program.

3. List of Service Providers

If you are unemployed or need help in deciding the next step in your career path, contact SaskJobs Career Services:

Toll-free Number → 1-833-613-0485

Email address →

List of Service Providers administering the Economic Recovery Work Experience Initiative

3A Academy & Consulting Ltd.
601, 5116 50th Street
Lloydminster, AB
Lifemark Health Group
Suite 304 3907 8th Street East
Saskatoon, SK
Battlefords Immigration Resource Centre Inc.
761C 106th Street
North Battleford, SK
Moose Jaw Multicultural Council Inc. (MJMC)
432 Main Street N
Moose Jaw, SK
Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW)
175 1st Avenue NE
Moose Jaw, SK
The Regina Work Preparation Centre Inc. (Regina Work Prep)
2020 Halifax Street
Regina, SK
Cumberland College
503 2nd Street East
Nipawin, SK
Regina Open Door Society (RODS)
2314 11th Avenue
Regina, SK
East Central Newcomer Welcome Centre Inc.
Unit H, 132 Broadway St. West
Yorkton, SK
Partners In Employment
316 2nd Ave North
Saskatoon, SK
File Hills Qu'Appelle Developments
490 Hoffer Drive
Regina, SK
Southeast Advocates for Employment
1112 6th Street
Estevan, SK
George Gordon Developments Ltd.
2704 10th Avenue
Regina, SK
Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre
237 Central Avenue N
Swift Current, SK
Global Gathering Place Inc.
100 5th Avenue N.
Saskatoon, SK
The Humboldt Regional Newcomer Centre
Box 3430, 636-638 9th Street
Humboldt, SK
Keewatin Community Development Association Inc. (KCDA)
Box 2, 319 Husky Avenue
Air Ronge, SK
Tourism Saskatchewan
102, 202 4th Avenue North
Saskatoon, SK

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