Saskatchewan Job Grant

What is Canada Job Grant?

The Canada Job Grant helps employers train new or existing employees for jobs that need to be filled. This flexible program is designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, in all industries and regions.

The Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant is an employer-driven program that:

  • Helps businesses and non-profit organizations train new or existing employees for available jobs.
  • Provides more opportunities for unemployed and underemployed workers to receive training.

Through the program, the employer contributes one-third of the training cost, and federal and provincial governments contribute the remaining two-thirds.

Benefits

Employers:

  • Select the trainees and the training program.
  •  Pay one-third of the eligible training costs.
  • Employ the trainee at the end of training.
Employers can make multiple grant applications to a maximum of $250,000 annually, and up to $10,000 per individual trainee.

Eligibility

Employers:

Private and not-for-profit sector employers are eligible.

Publicly funded organizations such as health regions, post-secondary training institutions, public libraries, municipalities and school divisions are not eligible under the program.
Trainees.

  • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Both new and existing employees are eligible.
Training costs
  •  Tuition fees charged by the training provider,
  •  Other mandatory student fees,
  •  Textbooks,
  •  Learning materials fees, and
  •  Examination fees
Training costs incurred prior to the approval of a Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant application are not eligible.

Training

Training is flexible. Employers choose the training program and mode of delivery that will meet their needs under the following requirements:

  • Must be delivered by a third party not affiliated with the employer applicant;
  • Must be a minimum of 24 hours in length and completed within a 52 week period;
  • Must result in a credential (record of completion, certificate, grade, etc.); and
  • Must not replace an employer’s existing investment in training.

Trainers

Third-party trainers could include:

  • Post-secondary education institutions,
  • Private vocational schools, trade unions and
  • Private industry trainers.
How to Apply

Interested employers can use the Eligibility Checklist self-assessment tool to determine eligibility.

Forward the checklist to your local Labour Market Services (LMS) office.

LMS staff will contact you to assist with the completion of the application, and you can proceed with training upon notification of approval.

Eligibility checklist

  • Employers are registered in Saskatchewan or a business operating in Saskatchewan.
  • Employers confirm that the trainee will be employed upon completion of training and the job is located in Saskatchewan.
  • The trainees chosen are Canadians or permanent residents.
  • Training is offered by an external, third party training agency. Training is a minimum of 24 hours in length, completed within a 52 week period.
  • Training will not be used to maintain a worker’s existing professional designation. Eligible funding for reimbursement consists of:
  • tuition fees
  • mandatory student fees
  • textbooks, software and other required materials
  • examination fees
  • Employer is contributing a minimum of 1/3 of total eligible training costs. Small employers (employers with up to 50 employees) may be able to apply trainee wages towards a portion of their contribution.
  • The grant will not replace an employer’s existing investments in training.
Please note that the maximum government contribution to a Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant is $10,000 per trainee. Training costs incurred prior to a CSJG approval are not eligible. If you meet the above requirements, please send this checklist to your local Labour Market Services office listed below. Labour Market Services will contact you to start your application.

 

Please click here to visit the Government of Saskatchewan website for more information.

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