In Saskatchewan, the minimum age of employment is 16 years of age. However, 14 and 15 year olds can work if they have both:
- The written permission of one of their parents or guardians; and
- A Certificate of Completion from the Young Worker Readiness Certificate Course.
If you are an employer and hire 14- or 15-year-olds, you must have and keep on file:
- Proof of your youth worker’s age.
- Written consent allowing the youth to work from their parent or guardian.
- A copy of their Young Worker Readiness Certificate of Completion.
14 and 15 year olds cannot work:
- More than 16 hours in a week in which school is in session;
- After 10:00 p.m. on a day preceding a school day; and
- Before classes begin on a school day.
These restrictions apply in any week where there is a school day. During holidays, and school breaks 14- and 15-year-olds can work the same hours as other employees.
Young people under the age of 14 cannot work unless the employer has a special permit from the Director of Employment Standards.
CFIB hopes the above rules and regulations will help your business provide meaningful and positive work experiences. Employers offering summer-time jobs play a huge part to instill positive values these young workers will carry throughout their careers.