Minimum Age of Employment
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.
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:
Employers must keep the above documents on file.
14 and 15 year old workers must also:
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.
To find out more about Saskatchewan’s employment standards, please contact:
Labour Standards Branch
Toll Free: 1.800.667.1783
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.