Today, the Government of Saskatchewan announced the launch of the Re-Skill Saskatchewan Training Subsidy (RSTS), a new temporary program that provides financial support for the development of a skilled workforce to support Saskatchewan's post-pandemic economic recovery.
"With major job gains and a low unemployment rate, Saskatchewan's economy continues on a strong path to economic recovery," Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said. "The Re-Skill Saskatchewan Training Subsidy, along with other recently announced programs, will help further strengthen our labour force as the provincial economy continues to grow."
The new RSTS is modelled after the former Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy, which was introduced in June 2020 as an emergency response to help employers impacted by the pandemic. The new RSTS will support economic recovery efforts and reimburse eligible private-sector employers 100 per cent of employee training costs up to a maximum of $5,000 per business. Applications to the program will be open starting January 4, 2022.