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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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Due to overwhelming interest from employers, the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant is fully subscribed for 2016-17. As of June 30, 2016, we are no longer accepting applications for this fiscal year. Please check back in early 2017 for program updates and a new call for applications.

 

The Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant will help businesses and non-profit organizations – both large and small – to train new or existing employees for available jobs, and provide increased opportunities for unemployed and underemployed workers to receive training.

Through this program, employers and government partner to fund the selected training – to which the employer contributes one third of the training cost, and federal and provincial governments contribute the remaining two-thirds.

Training must be provided by an eligible third-party training institution. Eligible training costs include tuition fees charged by the training provider, other mandatory student fees, textbook and other learning materials fees, and examination fees.

How does it work?

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.

Next steps for interested employers:

  1. Before you apply for training, complete the eligibility checklist to determine whether your proposed training activities are eligible.
  2. Forward the checklist to your local Labour Market Services (LMS) office.
  3. LMS staff will contact you to assist with the completion of the application, and you can proceed with training upon notification of approval.   



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