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Monday, September 01, 2014

With the proclamation of The Saskatchewan Employment Act on April 29, 2014, the Young Workers Readiness Certificate Course will be re-designed and launched in the fall. In the meantime, the current course content reflects the important information that young workers must know

Complete the YWRCC Online,  then print your Certificate of Completion. 

Our interactive online course includes: 

Click here to complete YWRCC online

      - user instructions
      - the test 
      - learning modules
      - certificate of completion


Download and print multiple copies of your certificate of completion as soon as you pass the online test.

Note:  You need a computer with access to a printer to obtain the certificate of completion and you should keep photocopies of your YWRCC certificate on file for future use.

*Records of certificates are not maintained by our Ministry. If your certificate copies are lost, you must retake the test. 

Certificate Requirements for Young Workers and their Employers

Effective March 31, 2010 - All 14 and 15 year old workers are required to complete the Young Worker Readiness Certificate Course (YWRCC) and obtain a Certificate of Completion

All young workers (14 and 15 years old) must provide their employer with:

  1. proof of age;
  2. written consent from a parent or guardian; and
  3. a copy of their certificate. 

Employers must keep the above documents on file. 

Other ways to complete the YWRCC and get your certificate:

  • Print versions of the YWRCC workbook and self-study guide (Modules 1, 2, and 3) are available below for download.
  • Hardcopies of the workbook and guide can be picked up or mailed out (upon request) from your local Labour Standards or Occupational Health and Safety district office or by calling toll free to 1.800.667.1783.
  • If you do not have access to a computer/printer, you may request a hard copy of the test by calling the toll free number.
Related Links

Our Ready for Work program resources provide critical information about health, safety and labour standards about the world of work for young workers, educators, employers and parents.

Young people make up a big part of Saskatchewan's workforce.  Unfortunately, young and/or new workers experience higher rates of injuries than other workers.

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. 

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