Effective Friday, September 17, a province-wide mandatory masking order will be implemented for all indoor public spaces. 

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Provincial Training Allowance

The Provincial Training Allowance (PTA) provides income assistance to low-income adult students enrolled in full-time Adult Basic Education, workforce development or skills training programs. Individuals are only eligible to apply for PTA after being accepted in an approved training program.

PTA Coordinators at your training centre are available to assist you in completing your PTA Application and to help you update your personal information. PTA Coordinators will ensure that you have included all the necessary information in your application so that you receive your allowance in a timely manner.

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1. Benefits

The amount of financial assistance you receive depends on your specific situation. For more information, please see the Provincial Training Allowance Learner Handbook.

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2. Eligibility

You are eligible to apply for PTA if:

  • You are a Saskatchewan resident (i.e. you are considered a Saskatchewan resident if you are registered with the Ministry of Health);
  • You are a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or designated as a Protected Person;
  • You are enrolled in an approved program at an approved training centre;
  • You have financial need according to program criteria; and
  • You are not in default on a previous PTA (i.e. you have repaid any past PTA overpayments).
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3. How to Apply

Learn how to apply for the Provincial Training Allowance.

This video guides you step-by-step on how to apply for the PTA program.

Applications for PTA can be made by applying online or by mailing a paper application. The fastest and most convenient way to apply is through the online application. Submit your application as soon as you are enrolled in your program. You are encouraged to apply online since the processing time for paper applications may take as long as four weeks.

Please remember that it is an offence under the Criminal Code of Canada to knowingly give false or misleading information on your application or other forms. All information you provide is subject to verification and audit.

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4. Apply

Apply Online

1. If you are a student, create an Advanced Education Student Portal account.

  • If you are submitting documents on behalf of a student, skip to '2. Submit your documents.'
  • The application form can be completed directly within the Advanced Education Student Portal. Alternatively, you can download the application form, fill it out and submit to the account.
  • You can use this account each year to retrieve documents and tax slips associated with applications submitted through the Advanced Education Student Portal.

2. Submit your documents

  • If you have an existing account, complete your application online and upload documents and receipts online using the Advanced Education Student Portal. 

    Advanced Education Student Portal

  • If you do not have an existing Advanced Education Student Portal Account, or you need to upload documents on behalf of the applicant, upload your application, supporting documents and receipts online using the Post-Secondary Document Uploader. 

Post-Secondary Document Uploader

 

PTA Printable Application

Students who are unable to apply online may apply through the printable application package. The Provincial Training Allowance Paper Application Instructions will provide detailed information on how to complete your printable application.

If you are applying with the paper application, please forward all documents and the completed application form to:

Student Services Centre
1120 - 2010 12th Avenue
Regina, SK  S4P 0M3
Fax: 306-787-0760

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5. Information for Training Centres

Training centres can use this list to access the require information and forms:

Information and Forms for Training Centres

Contact the Ministry of Immigration and Career Training for further information:

1000 - 2103 11th Avenue
Regina, SK  S4P 3Z8

Phone: 1-833-279-5393
Fax: 306-798-3859
Email: CorpServ.pta.stb@gov.sk.ca

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6. Overpayment Information

Provincial Training Allowance and Skills Training Benefit Programs Repayment to Resume

The Provincial Training Allowance and Skills Training Benefit Programs overpayment moratorium is extended to October 31, 2020. Repayment and collection of overpayments under the Provincial Training Allowance and Skills Training Benefit Programs are scheduled to resume in November 2020.

  • Your overpayment is in good standing (your regular payments are up-to-date as of April 6, 2020)
    • You will start or resume making payments in November 2020.
  • You are a student currently receiving the Provincial Training Allowance but have an overpayment
    • 10 per cent of your monthly entitlement will be deducted and applied to your overpayment beginning with your November 2020 Provincial Training Allowance payment.
  • You have defaulted on your overpayments (you missed four payments prior to April 6, 2020)
    • The Government of Saskatchewan will start or resume collection against your overpayment through the Canada Revenue Agency Income Tax Set Off Program.
    • To avoid collection, you must contact the Ministry of Immigration and Career Training, Financial Services to set up a payment plan.
  • You did not stop making payments during the moratorium
    • You are not affected. Continue to make regular payments.

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 CorpServ.pta.stb@gov.sk.ca.

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7. Further Information

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

Contact the Student Service Centre for program, application and assessment information:

1120 - 2010 12th Avenue
Regina, SK  S4P 0M3

Phone: 1-800-597-8278 or (306) 787-5620
Fax: 306-787-0760
Email: studentservicecentre@gov.sk.ca

Contact the Ministry of Immigration and Career Training for information on 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
Email: CorpServ.pta.stb@gov.sk.ca

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