Supporting job growth and labour force development

To help meet current and future labour market needs, the 2024-25 Budget provides support for skills training programs and services for unemployed or underemployed persons. This includes adult essential skills training, pre-employment programs and services, credentialled skills training programs delivered through post-secondary institutions and employment for persons with disabilities.

Budget highlights include:

Investments in Labour Force Development Programs and Training

  • $24.1 million for adult essential skills training.
  • $23 million for pre-employment programs.
  • $21.8 million for credentialled skills training programs delivered through post-secondary institutions.
  • $9.9 million to support employment of persons with disabilities.

Growing Training and Apprenticeship Training Spaces

  • $1.5-million increase to the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission to add 250 apprentice training seats for construction-related trades.
  • This addition brings the total investment in apprenticeship training to $22.9 million and will increase the total number of training seats to 4,700.

Growing International Recruitment

  • Increase of $856,000 to support a record-high allocation of 8,000 nominations through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program and provide enhanced fraud detection and integrity services within the program.
  • Fully implementing Saskatchewan’s Credential Recognition Services to ensure individuals who have obtained credentials elsewhere can integrate into the labour force.
    • The ministry will also be forming partnerships with regulatory bodies to streamline pathways for credential recognition in Saskatchewan.

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