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Provincial Training Allowance

The Provincial Training Allowance is winding down and will be replaced by a new Education and Training Incentive.

The Education and Training Incentive (ETI) will be 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
If you are an existing Provincial Training Allowance (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.

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


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.


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).

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.


4. Apply

For programs that start 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 1st, 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 and you need financial assistance, you must apply for PTA prior to July 31, 2022. If you are applying after August 1, you will need to apply for the new ETI.

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


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


6. 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 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.

7. 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


8. 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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