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Saturday, August 23, 2014

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.

All workers aged 14 and 15 must meet the minimum age requirements in order to be lawfully employed in Saskatchewan.    

En vertu du règlement sur le salaire minimum, intitulé The Minimum Wage Regulations, l’âge minimum d’admission à l’emploi en Saskatchewan est de 16 ans. Les jeunes de 14 et 15 ans doivent se conformer à certaines exigences s’ils veulent travailler.

Requirements Effective March 31, 2010:

To work in Saskatchewan, 14 and 15 year olds are required to complete Young Worker Readiness Certificate Course (YWRCC) and obtain a Certificate of Completion.   

14 and 15 year old workers must provide their employer:

  • proof of age;
  • written consent from a parent or guardian; and
  • a copy of their YWRCC certificate of completion. 

Employers must keep the above documents on file. 


Additional Requirements:

14 and 15 year old workers must also:

  • work no more than 16 hours during a school week; and
  • work no later than 10:00 p.m. on any day prior to a school day or before school starts on any day.

Minimum Age of Employment Toolkit

Our Minimum Age of Employment Toolkit (below) provides information for young workers, employers and parents, as well as a parental consent form.

Contact Us

To find out more about Saskatchewan’s employment standards, please contact:

Labour Standards Branch
3rd Floor, 1870 Albert Street
Regina SK  S4P 4W1

Toll Free: 1.800.667.1783
Tel: 306.787.2438
Fax: 306.787.4780

District Offices

Related Links

If you are 14 or 15 years old and want to work in Saskatchewan, our YWRCC course will help you to prepare for the world of work. You can take the course online or in paper format. 

Our Ready for Work resources provide critical health, safety and labour standards information for young workers, educators, employers and parents.

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