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The Labour Standards Division promotes and enforces provincial employment standards established under The Labour Standards Act. The Act provides in-depth information pertaining to legislation and regulations on annual holidays, hours of work, minimum wage and other employment standards. The Division objectives are achieved through the work of the Intake and Investigative Unit, the Compliance and Review Unit, the Collections Unit, and the Education and Training Services Unit.

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Wage Deductions
Employment standards have been created to protect your rights. They are very clear about what may, and may not, be deducted from your paycheque.  Read More

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If you have a labour standards question or require further assistance, please contact us by one of the following options:

If you have a labour standards question or require further assistance, please contact:

Labour Standards Division (Head Office):
3rd Floor, 1870 Albert Street
Regina SK  S4P 4W1

Toll Free: 1.800.667.1783
Tel: 306.787.2438
Fax: 306.787.4780

Labour Standards District Offices List

Information on prosecutions, convictions and acquittals under Saskatchewan's Labour Standards Act and Regulations and The Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.

A commitment to delivering high quality service to our clients - employees, employers and the public at large.  These principles are founded on the common values of courtesy, respect, transparency and fairness. Everyone at the Labour Standards Branch has contributed to and is committed to these principles. 

If you are having a labour issue, the Labour Standards Division of our Ministry provides a variety of options to pursue a complaint.

The documents provided here are available in a number of different languages and cover a variety of topics, including fairness, health and safety and temporary work regulations.   

Our Ministry offers information packages intended to address labour standards issues that apply to specific industries, including: employees in dental professions, retailers, and the restaurant and foodservice industries.  

An index of all Labour Standards publications and forms.

The Labour Standards Act and Regulations set out the minimum employment standards in the workplace. Since these rules may not be made to fit every circumstance, variations from the rules are allowed, provided the appropriate permission is obtained from our Labour Standards Branch. 

Our Labour Standards Branch provides a number of tip sheets to help you learn about, understand and be fully aware of your rights and responsibilities in the workplace. Knowing how to look out for yourself and others can help you have safe, healthy and fair work experiences.

The Labour Standards Division offers podcasts of six 50-minute webinars. Each webinar addresses one of the following labour standards topics: Overtime; Public Holiday Pay; Annual Holiday Pay; Discharge and Layoffs; Special Provisions (i.e. minimum wage rules and FAQs); and Pay, Deductions and Records.

The Minimum Wage Regulations were amended to establish age 16 as the general minimum age of employment in Saskatchewan.  An ‘absolute’ minimum age of 14 has also been established provided those 14 and 15 year old workers fulfil certain requirements. 

As of December 1, 2012, the minimum wage in Saskatchewan is $10.00 and minimum call-out pay is $30.00.

This calendar provides a list of each public statutory holiday for the province of Saskatchewan and the date each holiday is observed on in the calendar year. 

Use the vacation pay calculator online tool to help calculate the amount of annual holiday pay owed to an employee.

Our Youth at Work information includes the YWRCC and Ready for Work programs, and a variety of resources to help young people successful transition into the workforce.  We also offer resources for educators, employers and parents. 

Related Links

Labour Mobility refers to an agreement between Canadian jurisdictions that aims to ensure that a worker's professional or occupational certification issued by a regulator in one jurisdiction may be accepted as certification in another Canadian jurisdiction, upon the worker's application. Some conditions and exceptions apply. 

The Ministry of Economy has proviced a provincial wage survey of employers in Saskatchewan in 2011. A similar survey from 2009 provides current wage information on 244 occupations collected from 1,100 employers, representing nearly 90,000 employees in the province.

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