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Financial Assistance Programs – Saskatchewan Employment Incentive

Provided by: Government of Saskatchewan - Ministry of Social Services

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Service Description

Provides working families who have low incomes with a monthly financial benefit, Supplementary Health Benefits, access to discounted bus passes (where available), connections to employment supports through the Ministry of Immigration and Career Training, and access to the Saskatchewan Housing Benefit through the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation. Amount of the incentive is based on family income and the number of eligible children in the family. 


Must be: - A Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident; - Living in Saskatchewan; - 18 years or older; - Have a valid Social Insurance Number and Saskatchewan Health Services Number; - Not receiving Saskatchewan Income Support, Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability benefits, Saskatchewan Employment Supplement, or Child Care Subsidy; - Have children ages 0 - 12 and/or children ages 13 - 17 who require childcare due to special circumstances, and receive the Canada Child benefit for those children or are a Person of Sufficient Interest and have those children in your care; and - Have a minimum of $500 per month before deductions from employment and/or self-employment and a family income that is less than the monthly maximum listed below - If monthly family income meets or exceeds the following maximums, benefit will be zero. Children / Maximum Family Income 1 / $3,533.34 2 / $3,866.67 3 / $4,200.00 To continue receiving benefits, family income must be reported monthly and Social Services must be informed of any changes in circumstance such as change of address, the addition of a child or other family circumstances.

Application Process

Can be applied for through a Saskatchewan Account. Plan to spend approximately 25 minute to complete the application and attach documents needed to verify information.

Online application can be accessed anytime and can be saved to return later. After application is complete and submitted, it is important to sign out of your Saskatchewan account, clear the history/cookies, and close the browser completely.

Note: If additional assistance is needed, submit an online communication from your account and a Ministry of Social Services employee will reach out to you within five business days.

Documents Required

- Pay stubs for all pay received in the month prior to application;
- If self-employed, a Notice of Assessment from Canada Revenue Agency for the previous tax year or, if it is the first year of business, the previous month's gross income;
- Social Insurance Numbers;
- Family members' Health Services Numbers; and
- Direct Deposit information.

If applicant receives any of the following, they must provide the amount received:
- Canada Pension Plan;
- Employment Insurance;
- Old Age Security;
- Guaranteed Income Supplement;
- Seniors Income Plan;
- Workers Compensation Benefits;
- Child or spousal support; or
- Money from rental income.


No cost.

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