Education and Training Incentive (ETI)
The ETI offers financial assistance to adult learners with low incomes to help them complete their high school education, participate in workforce and skills training programs and improve employment opportunities, start a career and become more self-sufficient.
In addition to financial assistance, learners have ongoing access to individualized planning and supports to help them accomplish their training and employment goals.
Adult learners with low incomes may be eligible for the ETI if they are:
- enrolled in an approved program such as Adult Basic Education (ABE), workforce development or skills training program through an approved training provider (post-secondary institution or career service supplier); and
- eligible to receive financial support through the Saskatchewan Income Support (SIS) or Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID) programs.
Training providers will determine ongoing ETI eligibility and will work with students to support their success.
To remain eligible for the ETI, applicants must:
- maintain an attendance rate of at least 90 per cent;
- make satisfactory progress in their studies; and
- continue to be registered in their training program.
ETI funding will end if students are unable to attend their training program for more than three consecutive weeks (21 calendar days).
Benefits may change or be discontinued if eligibility requirements are not met or if personal circumstances change. Students must inform their ETI coordinator immediately if there are any changes to their personal situation.
Adult learners must attend programming full-time. However, an adult learner may be approved for the ETI if a disability accommodation is required and results in an extended program plan. Training providers will determine the eligibility for an extended program plan.
The ETI is provided as a monthly benefit in addition to clients’ other income assistance benefits:
- single adults without children or dependents will receive $50 per month;
- families with one child will receive $100 per month; and
- families with two or more children will receive $200 per month
Adult learners also have access to employment supports from post-secondary institutions and the Ministry of Immigration and Career Training’s SaskJobs – Career Services, including work and job readiness counseling, job search assistance, resume writing and interview skills development.
3. How To Apply
To access the ETI, applicants can contact their training provider to enrol in an approved education program.
If applicants are not currently receiving income assistance benefits, they can apply for ETI through either the SIS or SAID application process. Training providers have designated staff who help with the application process.
Students will receive a Client Identification Number once they apply for SIS or SAID. This number is found at the end of the online application and on letters or emails from the Ministry of Social Services. Students will need to provide this number to their training provider to access the ETI.
If applicants do currently receive income assistance benefits, they can contact the Client Service Centre or speak to their Planning and Support Specialist or Assured Income Specialist about the ETI.