Income & Employment

Income & Employment

Canada Pension Plan (CPP)

Information:

The Canada Pension Plan provides you and your family with partial replacement of earnings in the case of retirement, disability or death.

Referral Process

http://www.esdc.gc.ca/en/cpp/apply.page
 

Canada Pension Plan (CPP)

Information: The Canada Pension Plan provides you and your family with partial replacement of earnings in the case of retirement, disability or death.

Canada-Saskatchewan Career Employment Services

Information:

Here is what you will find at Canada – Saskatchewan Career and Employment Services:

 Resource Centre

  • university, technical institution and regional college calendars;
  • information and application forms for employment, training and income support programs
  • career planning and job search information
  • resume writing tools
  • information on community resources and referrals
  • computer access, videos
  • internet access to help you find out about labour market trends, occupations and job openings

Professional Staff

Our career and employment services staff can help you assess your needs. They can support you to develop a plan to meet those needs.

Workshops

A variety of workshops from career planning to job search techniques may be available in your area. Just ask us! SaskJobs

Employers and workers can use SaskJobs to:

  • post and search resumes
  • post and search jobs
  • match skills to jobs

Employer Services

We also help employers with:

  • recruiting and screening workers
  • posting job vacancies through SaskJobs
  • addressing skill shortages through training programs.
  • Employee supports and job matching services are also available.

The following section is intended for youth http://www.sasknetwork.ca/jsp/youth.jsp. We have listed youth programs and services and a number of premier youth websites which provide a variety of resources for you. These include employment programs and services, career planning resources to help you make good career decisions, information for young entrepreneurs, job opportunities, job search techniques and much more.

 

Canada-Saskatchewan Career Employment Services

Information: Here is what you will find at Canada – Saskatchewan Career and Employment Services:  Resource Centre university, technical institution and regional college calendars; information and application forms for employment, training and income support programs career planning and job search information resume writing tools information

Child Support & Maintenance Enforcement

Information:

Whether you are a claimant (receiving) or payor (paying ), you may register your child support order or agreement with the Ministry of Justice’s Maintenance Enforcement Office (MEO). Support orders from Parents Living Outside Saskatchewan can also be enforced by the MEO. Registration is completely optional.

Programs:

Child Support & Maintenance Enforcement

Information: Whether you are a claimant (receiving) or payor (paying ), you may register your child support order or agreement with the Ministry of Justice’s Maintenance Enforcement Office (MEO). Support orders from Parents Living Outside Saskatchewan can also be enforced by the MEO. Registration is

Disability Tax Credit

Information:

If you or your dependant have a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions and meet certain conditions, you or your dependant may be eligible for the disability tax credit (DTC).

 

Referral Process

To determine eligibility you must complete:

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/tf/t2201/README.html 

Disability Tax Credit

Information: If you or your dependant have a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions and meet certain conditions, you or your dependant may be eligible for the disability tax credit (DTC).  

Employment Insurance Regular Benefits

Information:

Employment Insurance (EI) provides regular benefits to individuals who lose their jobs through no fault of their own (for example, due to shortage of work, seasonal or mass lay-offs) and are available for and able to work, but can’t find a job.

Always apply for EI benefits as soon as you stop working. You can apply for benefits even if you have not yet received your Record of Employment (ROE). If you delay filing your claim for benefits for more than four weeks after your last day of work, you may lose benefits.

Employment Insurance Regular Benefits

Information: Employment Insurance (EI) provides regular benefits to individuals who lose their jobs through no fault of their own (for example, due to shortage of work, seasonal or mass lay-offs) and are available for and able to work, but can’t find a job. Always apply

Employment Insurance Special Benefits for Self-Employed People

Information:

Self-employed Canadians can access Employment Insurance (EI) special benefits by entering into an agreement, or registering, with the Canada Employment Insurance Commission. There are five types of EI special benefits:

  • Maternity benefits are for mothers who give birth. These benefits cover the period surrounding the child’s birth (up to 15 weeks).
  • Parental benefits are for any parent (mother or father) to care for their newborn or newly adopted child or children. Either parent can receive benefits, or they can share benefits between them (up to 35 weeks).
  • Sickness benefits are for people who cannot work due to injury, illness, or the need to be isolated in quarantine because they may be carrying a disease (up to 15 weeks).
  • Compassionate care benefits are for people who must be away from work temporarily to provide care or support to a family member who is seriously ill with a significant risk of death (up to 26 weeks). The 26 weeks of benefits can be shared between different family members who applied and are eligible to receive them.
  • Parents of critically ill children benefits are for parents who must be away from work to care for or support their critically ill or injured child. Either parent can receive benefits or they can share benefits between them (up to 35 weeks).

Referral Process

You can register, with the Canada Employment Insurance Commission through Service Canada if you:

  • Operate your own business, or if you work for a corporation but cannot access EI benefits because you control more than 40% of the corporation’s voting shares
  • Either a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

Employment Insurance Special Benefits for Self-Employed People

Information: Self-employed Canadians can access Employment Insurance (EI) special benefits by entering into an agreement, or registering, with the Canada Employment Insurance Commission. There are five types of EI special benefits: Maternity benefits are for mothers who give birth. These benefits cover the period surrounding

Fresh Start

Information

  • Youth: Paid employment opportunity, Education (credit classes), Mentorship.
  • Housing: Families, Intensive in home support.
  • Counselling: Parenting classes.
    • Triple P – Positive Parenting Program
  • Community:
    • Soup Kitchen (every Wed.  4:30 PM)
    • Food Bag service (2nd Tues of each month)
    • Coffee Connection (Tues – Fri – 10:00 – 11:00)

Referral Process

Referrals are as easy as a phone call.  Appointments are arranged and the necessary information is obtained, at that time.

Fresh Start

Information Youth: Paid employment opportunity, Education (credit classes), Mentorship. Housing: Families, Intensive in home support. Counselling: Parenting classes. Triple P – Positive Parenting Program Community: Soup Kitchen (every Wed.  4:30 PM) Food Bag service (2nd Tues of each month) Coffee Connection (Tues – Fri –

Jobs, Working, & Training in Saskatchewan

Information

For comprehensive information for Saskatchewan residents and visitors provided by the Government of Saskatchewan, visit     https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/jobs-working-and-training

 

Jobs, Working, & Training in Saskatchewan

Information For comprehensive information for Saskatchewan residents and visitors provided by the Government of Saskatchewan, visit     https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/jobs-working-and-training  

Old Age Pension Security

Information:

Old Age Pension is for persons aged 65 or older who wish to apply for their Old Age Security Pension. The Old Age Security pension is a benefit payable to most Canadians age 65 and over who meet the Canadian residence requirements.

Additional Information and Forms

http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=profile&form=isp3000

Old Age Pension Security

Information: Old Age Pension is for persons aged 65 or older who wish to apply for their Old Age Security Pension. The Old Age Security pension is a benefit payable to most Canadians age 65 and over who meet the Canadian residence requirements. Additional Information

Partners in Employment (PIE) – Saskatchewan Abilities Council

Information:

Working together to enrich futures through abilities. The goal is to help job seekers acquire meaningful and sustainable employment while assisting employers to meet their hiring requirements with qualified candidates.

Partners in Employment assists people with work related barriers in preparing for, securing and maintaining long-term employment.  It helps job seekers, through preparation, job placement, and job maintenance. As well as providers employer support with pre-screened candidates, on-site training and on going follow-up support.

Programs:

  • Employment preparation
  • Job Search
  • Work Experience
  • Job Shadows
  • Updating/Creating Resumes
  • Interview Preparations

Referral Process

Individuals are encouraged to walk in or accept referrals by others. People new to the program, can usually be seeing within a couple of days. The intake process is generally 2-3 appoints, which allow for an individualized and personal plan.

Referral Form – Referral to PIE

Partners in Employment (PIE) – Saskatchewan Abilities Council

Information: Working together to enrich futures through abilities. The goal is to help job seekers acquire meaningful and sustainable employment while assisting employers to meet their hiring requirements with qualified candidates. Partners in Employment assists people with work related barriers in preparing for, securing and

Saskatchewan Assistance Program (SAP)

Information:

The Saskatchewan Assistance Program provides last-resort financial protection for families and individuals who have no sources of income to meet their basic needs. The program is intended to cover basic living costs such as food and shelter. Shelter allowances are based on a four-tier schedule. Communities with similar average market rents are assigned to a specific tier, ranging from A to D. Tier A communities are those with the highest average market rents like Regina and Saskatoon, while Tier D includes small rural communities where rents are lowest. Within each tier, maximum allowable shelter allowances are based on bedroom space requirements for the family type.

 

Referral Process

Clients must call the Client Service Centre number provided, and go through the process of applying over the phone. The client will then have to come to the office to meet with an Intake worker to discuss their eligibility for the Saskatchewan Assistance Program.  Clients will be asked to provide certain documents such as but not limited to: rental agreements/rent receipts, utility bills, bank statements, and proof of identity. The clients will be granted funds once their needs are assessed, and will be granted benefits on a monthly basis for their needs. 

Saskatchewan Assistance Program (SAP)

Information: The Saskatchewan Assistance Program provides last-resort financial protection for families and individuals who have no sources of income to meet their basic needs. The program is intended to cover basic living costs such as food and shelter. Shelter allowances are based on a four-tier

Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID)

Information:

The Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID) is an income support program for people with significant and enduring disabilities. It offers individuals the dignity of greater choice of services and participation in their community.

Individual’s needs are assessed based on Government rates, and if they’re unable to make their basic needs they are granted assistance. Clients do not have to pay back any Government grant.

Benefits will include:

  • Basic Needs
  • Disability Needs
  • Supplementary Health Benefits

You may be eligible for SAID if you:

  • Are a Saskatchewan resident, 18 years of age or older;
  • Lack financial resources to provide for your basic needs; and
  • Have a significant and enduring disability that is of a permanent nature, substantially impacts daily living activities, and which result in a person requiring assistance in the form of an assistive device, assistance of another person, a service animal, or other accommodation.

A Disability Impact Assessment is a part of the application process and is designed to identify the presence of a significant and enduring disability.

Referral Process

If you are reciving income support from SAP and think you might qualify for SAID, complete the application/assessment package that was mailed to you. If you need help completing the application and/or assessment, contact someone from the attached list of community-based organizations (CBO’s).

If you ARE NOT receiving income support from SAP and you think you might qualify for SAID, phone the SAID inquiry line to find out more.

Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID)

Information: The Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID) is an income support program for people with significant and enduring disabilities. It offers individuals the dignity of greater choice of services and participation in their community. Individual’s needs are assessed based on Government rates, and if they’re

Saskatchewan Employment Supplement

Information:

The Saskatchewan Employment Supplement (SES) provides assistance to families with lower-incomes who have children.It is a monthly payment that supplements income from a job, farming, self-employment, or from child or spousal support.

Additional Information

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/family-and-social-support/financial-help/income-support-for-working-families-or-parents

http://www.qp.gov.sk.ca/Publications_Centre/SocialServices/Saskatchewan-Employment-and-Rental-Housing-Supplement.pdf

Saskatchewan Employment Supplement

Information: The Saskatchewan Employment Supplement (SES) provides assistance to families with lower-incomes who have children.It is a monthly payment that supplements income from a job, farming, self-employment, or from child or spousal support. Additional Information https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/family-and-social-support/financial-help/income-support-for-working-families-or-parents http://www.qp.gov.sk.ca/Publications_Centre/SocialServices/Saskatchewan-Employment-and-Rental-Housing-Supplement.pdf

Saskatchewan Rental Housing Supplement

Information:

The Saskatchewan Rental Housing Supplement (SRHS) is a monthly payment that helps families with low-to-moderate income, and individuals with disabilities, access quality and affordable rental housing. The supplement is made up of two benefits:

  1. The Family Rental Housing Supplement – provides benefits for families with low-to-moderate income who have children under the age of 18 to help pay their household rental costs.
  2. The Disability Rental Housing Supplement – provides benefits for low-to-moderate income single individuals, families, and couples without children who have supports in their household to accommodate a physical or cognitive disability-related need

Additional Information:

http://www.qp.gov.sk.ca/Publications_Centre/SocialServices/Saskatchewan-Employment-and-Rental-Housing-Supplement.pdf

 

Referral Process

 http://publications.gov.sk.ca/documents/17/30018-Saskatchewan-Disability-Rental-Housing-Supplement-Application-1902.pdf

Saskatchewan Rental Housing Supplement

Information: The Saskatchewan Rental Housing Supplement (SRHS) is a monthly payment that helps families with low-to-moderate income, and individuals with disabilities, access quality and affordable rental housing. The supplement is made up of two benefits: The Family Rental Housing Supplement – provides benefits for families

Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB)

Information:

A provincial agency that delivers workplace insurance to Saskatchewan employers and benefits to Saskatchewan workers when they are hurt at work. The legislation, The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013, describes the workplaces that are covered and the benefits provided.

Referral Process

http://www.wcbsask.com/workers/if-youre-injured/
 

Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB)

Information: A provincial agency that delivers workplace insurance to Saskatchewan employers and benefits to Saskatchewan workers when they are hurt at work. The legislation, The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013, describes the workplaces that are covered and the benefits provided.

Saskjobs.ca

Information:

Saskjobs is a search engine that highlights jobs throughout Saskatchewan by searching keywords, location, or category of employment.

Saskjobs.ca

Information: Saskjobs is a search engine that highlights jobs throughout Saskatchewan by searching keywords, location, or category of employment.

Seniors Income Plan (SIP)

Information:

Seniors who are 65 years of age or older and have little or no income other than the federal Old Age Security (OAS) Pension and Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) may be eligible to receive financial assistance from the seniors income plan.

You are eligible to receive the Seniors Income Plan benefits if:

  • you are 65 years of age or older;
  • you are a permanent resident of Saskatchewan;
  • you receive full or partial OAS pension and GIS; and
  • you have annual income below a specified level.

Referral Process

  • Seniors must complete an initial application for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).
  • The income you report on your GIS application (and/or previous year’s income tax return) determines your eligibility.
  • You will automatically receive Seniors Income Plan (SIP) benefits if you qualify.
  • If you are entitled to the maximum GIS, you are also entitled to the maximum SIP benefit. An increase in your income will lower the GIS entitlement and your SIP benefit.
  • Each year after that, the income reported on your income tax return determines your eligibility and the amount of the monthly federal and provincial supplements to be paid to  you.
  • Eligibility is reassessed each year in July.

Seniors Income Plan (SIP)

Information: Seniors who are 65 years of age or older and have little or no income other than the federal Old Age Security (OAS) Pension and Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) may be eligible to receive financial assistance from the seniors income plan. You are eligible

Social Insurance Number

Information:

The Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a nine-digit number that you need to work in Canada or to have access to government programs and benefits.

Referral Process

http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sin/apply/how.shtml

Social Insurance Number

Information: The Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a nine-digit number that you need to work in Canada or to have access to government programs and benefits.

Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre

Information

To enable independence and respectful community participation for Newcomers to Canada by providing settlement and integration services in a safe and welcoming environment, and by promoting cross cultural awareness to all in the communities we serve.

We hope to act as a comprehensive newcomer service providing agency acting as a gateway to equitable, respectful, welcoming communities where all members are empowered to actively participate and contribute.

Programs

The primary goal of the Welcome Centre is to assist with settlement, retention, and integration of newcomers, but we are here to welcome anyone, whoever you are or wherever you come from.

  • Gateway Services:
    • ​First point of contact for newcomers
    • ​Promoting all government and community information, resources and services available to newcomers
    • Providing information and referral services available to newcomers such as language assessments,
  • Labour Market Services (LMS) referrals, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program referrals, and other government agency referrals
    • Providing access to computer, photocopier, printer, fax and phone
    • Facilitating access to specialized provincial settlement resources and services;
    • Work with the Ministry to support ongoing improvement of services to newcomers;
    • Provide space where newcomers and service providers can meet and share their stories
    • Facility available for newcomer events, seminars and events organized by other community organizations
    • Assist in settling in their new homes by providing access to donated furniture, household items and clothing
    • Providing access to Language Line Services – over the phone interpretation during our office hours.​
  • Settlement Services
    • Assisting newcomers in taking responsible, informed and proactive steps toward their successful settlement
    • Providing a more in-depth discussion on settlement needs and when settlement planning is required
    • Meeting the immediate, intermediate and long-term needs of newcomers
    • Facilitating the adaptation  and integration of newcomers to their new community
    • Providing a comfortable, safe environment
    • ​Assisting newcomers in finding and accessing support that meets their needs;Providing complete, accurate and up to date
  • SWIS – Settlement Worker In Schools
    • ​Provide workshops to students, parents, or school staff on a variety of topics (Canadian culture, cultural sensitivity, etc.)
    • Refer clients to community organizations and other available services; enhance timely and effective access to community services
    • Provide information to clients about school bus services
    • Arrange meetings with family and school staff (to discuss specific and individual issues) and follow-up
    • Promote family involvement in the student’s school life
    • Connect with students on an on-going basis
    • Attend school registration to assist newcomer families
    • Attend school staff meetings at least twice a year and provide information about the SWIS program
    • Explain the essential school information and refer clients to appropriate school staff, as necessary
    • Arrange for interpreters for student-led conferences
    • ​Encourage newcomer youth to take part in extracurricular activities within the community

 

Referral Process

​Gateway –  We have an in-take form that need to be filled out by clients attached below.

Settlement Services– In addition to the in-take form, clients need to fill out a Consent form, which is an official form from the Labour Market Services, Ministry of the Economy.

SWIS – We have a referral form available in all schools and in our office.  Parents need to sign a consent form

Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre

Information To enable independence and respectful community participation for Newcomers to Canada by providing settlement and integration services in a safe and welcoming environment, and by promoting cross cultural awareness to all in the communities we serve. We hope to act as a comprehensive newcomer

The Saskatchewan Abilities Council

Information:

The Saskatchewan Abilities Council works with people of varying abilities to enhance their independence and participation in the community through vocational, rehabilitation, and recreational services.

We are working together to enrich futures through abilities.

Program Information:

Summer Fun Program (July-August- The rewards of laughter, play, and learning are immeasurable for every child: friendship, confidence, maturity, and personal development. This concept is the guiding force behind the Summer Fun program at the Saskatchewan Abilities Council. Activities and field trips in the community provide children with disabilities with meaningful learning and recreational opportunities.

  • Open to individuals with disabilities between the ages of 6 and 22
  • Operates throughout July and August
  • Registration fee may be applicable

​​SLYP-Out Program (Ages 12-22, September-May)

SLYP-Out is a recreational program for youth with a physical disability. It is a flexible program that is developed around the interests and needs of registered participants to provide them with leisure and physical activities within the community. Going to the movies, attending community events, and playing mini golf are a few of the activities past participants have enjoyed.

SLYP-Out offers seasonal sessions with activities taking place in the evenings. Participants are responsible for costs such as admission fees and snacks.

Quality of Life Centre

The Quality of Life Centres offer a day program for adults with disabilities that provides opportunities for community connection, personal development, and recreational activities. Quality of Life Centres currently operate at the Regina, Yorkton and Swift Current branches. The program curriculum is created to offer meaningful opportunities within the community and to develop skills that enhance the quality of life for each client.

Partners in Employment

Partners in Employment provides free employment services for people with disabilities. Partners in Employment offers an extensive range of professional employment services to both individuals and employers.

Our services are specifically designed to assist individuals with hidden or visible disabilities find and maintain employment. Key services include:

  • Employment Preparation
  • Job Placement
  • Job Maintenance
  • Supported Employment
  • Work Experience

Access Transit

Access Transit provides transportation to individuals with specific mobility challenges who require travel assistance within city limits. The Saskatchewan Abilities Council operates Access Transit services in Swift Current. Enjoy the convenience of accessible transportation.

Referral Process

We encourage you to call (306)773-2076 to discuss the type of service you are looking for.

The Saskatchewan Abilities Council

Information: The Saskatchewan Abilities Council works with people of varying abilities to enhance their independence and participation in the community through vocational, rehabilitation, and recreational services. We are working together to enrich futures through abilities. Program Information: Summer Fun Program (July-August- The rewards of laughter, play,

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