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What Is The Saskatchewan Job Grant?

The Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant is now accepting applications from eligible employers, pending available funding.

 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; and
  • Provides more opportunities for unemployed and underemployed workers to receive training.

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

Employer Benefits

  • Select the trainees and the training program.
  • Receive reimbursement for two-thirds of eligible training costs.
  • Employ the trainee at the end of training.

Employers can make multiple grant applications to a maximum of $100,000 per fiscal year, and up to $10,000 per individual trainee.

  • 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.
  • Self-Employed individuals are not eligible to participate as CSJG supported trainees.
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident with a Social Insurance Number.
  • Both existing and potential employees are eligible.
  • Temporary Foreign Workers are not eligible.

The following individuals are not eligible as Canada-Alberta Job grant trainees:

  • Company owners (includes shareholders of a corporation and any member of the employer's board or council)
  • Immediate family of the company owners
  • Temporary Foreign Workers, or anyone temporarily working in Canada
  • Anyone self-employed
  • Tuition fees or fees charged by the training provider;
  • Mandatory student fees;
  • Textbooks, software and other required materials;
  • Learning material fees; and
  • Examination fees.
Training taken prior to an approved contract is not eligible for funding.

Training is flexible. Employers choose the training program and mode of delivery that will meet their needs within 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 per trainee by the same training provider 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.

Third-party trainers could include:

  • Post-secondary education institutions
  • Private vocational schools, trade unions
  • Private industry trainers

How to Apply

Interested employers must complete the Employer Application Form and obtain a Training Provider Quote. For more detailed information on how to apply, view the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant Applicant Guide.

Each application can only have one training provider quote attached to it. Only fully completed applications will be accepted for assessment. Applications will be accepted, assessed and approved based on available funding.

Please note that a completed application is not a guarantee of funding. Training requests must be approved and a contract negotiated between the employer and the Government of Saskatchewan to be eligible for program funding.

Forward the completed application form to your nearest Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant (CSJG) office. Ministry of Immigration and Career Training staff will contact you within three business days to confirm receipt of the application.

For more detailed information visit Canada Saskatchewan Job Grant
Government of Canada Job Grants

Government of Canada Job Grants

Take advantage of the Canadian job grants available in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan to cover the training costs for your employees.