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Provincial Training Allowance

The Provincial Training Allowance is winding down and has been replaced by a new Education and Training Incentive.

The Education and Training Incentive (ETI) was introduced on July 1, 2022. This new incentive provides financial help to adult learners with low incomes who are participating in an approved adult basic education, workforce development or skills training program on their path to employment.

To learn more about the ETI, please contact your training centre or visit Education and Training Incentive.

Provincial Training Allowance (PTA)
If you are an existing PTA recipient, there are no changes to your benefits while you complete your current course. If you will require income support in the fall, you will need to apply for the Education and Training Incentive.

Additional support and information can be found on the following topics:


1. Financial Assistance

For programs that started after July 1, 2022, or for the 2022-23 academic year:

The PTA application will not be available for any programs starting anytime after July 1, 2022. This includes all approved adult education, workforce development or short-term skills training programs offered by post-secondary institutions and Career Service Suppliers.

After July 1, 2022, learners requiring financial assistance to attend training will need to apply for the new ETI.

For programs that started before July 1, 2022:

If you are in a program that began before July 1, 2022, and you need financial assistance, you must apply for PTA prior to July 31, 2022. If you are applying after August 1, 2022, you will need to apply for the new ETI.


2. Overpayment Information

PTA and Skills Training Benefit (STB) Programs Repayment Plans, Overpayment Balances and Making Payments

Repayment and collection of overpayments under the Provincial Training Allowance and Skills Training Benefit Programs resumed November 2020.

  • Your overpayment is in good standing (your regular payments are up-to-date)
    • You will see no changes regarding your overpayment processes at this time.
  • You are a student currently receiving the Provincial Training Allowance but have an overpayment
    • 10 per cent of your monthly entitlement will continue to be deducted and applied to your overpayment.
  • You have defaulted on your overpayments (you missed four payments on established payment plan)
    • The Government of Saskatchewan will start collection against your overpayment through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Income Tax Set Off Program.
    • Contact the Ministry of Immigration and Career Training, Financial Services to re-establish a payment plan. Balances once sent to CRA, are not removed until your balance is paid in full, even with a repayment plan in place.
  • You are no longer a student but have been advised that you have an overpayment
    • Contact the Ministry of Immigration and Career Training, Financial Services to establish a payment plan.

3. Tax Slips

All original and amended tax slips will be issued by Ministry of Immigration and Career Training, Financial Services for the 2022 tax year, including any duplicate tax slip requests for prior tax years until further notice.

For any questions regarding your account or to set up a payment plan, contact the Ministry of Immigration and Career Training, Financial Services at 1-833-279-5393 or


4. Further Information

PTA Coordinators at your training centre are available to answer any questions you might have about ETI and PTA.

For information about the ETI program, application and assessment information, please contact the Ministry of Social Services Client Service Centre at 1-866-221-5200.

For information about PTA, please contact the Student Service Centre at 1-800-597-8278 or 306-787-5620 or email Contact the Ministry of Immigration and Career Training for information on PTA or STB overpayment and repayment options or for training centre specific information.

1000 - 2103 11th Avenue
Regina, SK S4P 3Z8
Phone: 1-833-279-5393
Fax: 306-798-3859

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