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Summer Jobs in Saskatchewan

The Job Market for Canadian Students

By: Jessica Segal

Browse the headings below to learn more about the summer job opportunities for youth residing in Saskatchewan.

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The Government of Saskatchewan has many resources for youth seeking summer employment. For starters, their Youth at Work program is a great starting place for employment seekers. The online course is required for youth ages 14 and 15 to work in Saskatchewan and is designed to prepare new employees for time spent in the workforce. Injury prevention, workplace safety and workers rights are all discussed in the program. A certificate of completion is given to those successful in the course.

The Government of Saskatchewan also offers other summer employment opportunities. The Student Summer Works program enables students to gain work experience in part and full-time employment. Students must be residence of Saskatchewan and at least 15 years of age and a secondary or post-secondary student. Sectors of employment include sports and recreation, culture and the environment in both for and not-for-profit organizations. For more details, consult the Government of Saskatchewan’s website.

The Government of Saskatchewan has placements in the Public Service throughout the province. Job opportunities include a Summer Student Program, short-term employment and internships. Applicants must be residents of Saskatchewan and full-time students.

Saskatchewan Job Futures is a great website to start your search for a summer job in Saskatchewan. The site provides a wealth of resources for any new job-seeker to find and compare occupations, get information about wages and access related resources. They also have a unique quiz function which allows you to explore your abilities, interests and preferences for a future career to help you make a well-rounded decision.

SaskJobs is a another career website that may be of use to prospective summer job-seekers. The site has a comprehensive search feature, a career centre and the ability to sort job opportunities by occupation and by region of Saskatchewan.

My Canada Jobs' page on Student/Summer Jobs in Saskatchewan is a useful listing of jobs in the province. Types of work include tourism and hospitality, retail and more.

Apprenticeships
The Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission offer the Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship, an initiative which seeks to raise awareness about apprenticeships in Saskatchewan schools. SYA allows students to explore the trades as a viable and rewarding career option. The site provides resources like a brochure for prospective students as well as information for educators. Overall this government-initiative is great for young students interested in getting more information on the world of trades.

If you think being a tradesperson in farming is your thing, the Government of Saskatchewan's Green Certificate Farm Training Program could be a great choice. This apprenticeship-style, on-the-farm skill-training program allows trainees to acquire skills in various agricultural sectors like feedlot, cow/calf, dairy, sheep, crop and irrigated crop production. There are various levels of the program, so have a look at their website for the fine details of this unique opportunity.

Volunteering
Saskatchewan 4-H is a site for youth between 6 and 21 to volunteer in Saskatchewan. There are also opportunities for parental involvement, making Saskatchewan 4-H a great way for families to get involved together. Activities include clubs, projects co-op, and travel opportunities.

Volunteer Saskatoon's listing of Available Volunteer Opportunities features a wide variety of different volunteer opportunities in the Saskatoon area. The listing features several not-for-profit organizations seeking volunteers in a variety of areas. The website conveniently outlines if and when each opportunity expires.

Child-Friendly Saskatoon has volunteer programs designed to be Child and Youth Friendly. The program engages young people between 11 and 18 to volunteer their time at non-profit organization so to build a sense of responsible citizenship in Saskatchewan. The site has a list of agencies seeking volunteers.

Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Perhaps working as an entrepreneur this summer is for you. SYPE - Saskatchewan Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs is an organization that strives to promote business and opportunity in Saskatchewan amongst young people. SYPE works to provide mentorship to prospective and current entrepreneurs and to educate youth in areas like financing, marketing and promotions. The site showcases events in the community. It also has sections specific to regions of Saskatchewan: Saskatoon, Regina, Northwest, Northcentral, Moose Jaw, Southwest and Yorkton.

Internships
The Government of Saskatchewan has Public Service Internships for recent graduates in the areas of Public Administration and Legislation. The site will redirect you to two of the internships for specific details, the first being the University of Saskatchewan's Graduate School of Public Policy and the other is SLIP, Saskatchewan's Legislative Internship Program. Each of the respective sites details the specifics to their programs.

GradWorks is an Intern Development Program for recent graduates in Saskatchewan with the goal of increasing retention of young people in the province. GradWorks supports workplace diversity and employment equity and employs graduates in 12-month placements with competitive starting salaries. The program encourages networking and the opportunity to apply academic skills to the workforce. The GradWorks website features resume and interview tips as well as internship postings and other useful resources.

SaskTel has two opportunities for youth interested in a summer internship. SaskTel's Work Placements and Summer Hire Program are ways to get involved in a corporate environment in areas of business practices, organization structure and company culture. Check out their site for details and how to apply.

If you attend or plan to attend the University of Saskatchewan, you'd want to know about their Co-op's and Internships. Many of the programs at U of S offer optional internships and co-ops to gain work experience concurrently with a degree. Their website breaks down these opportunities by program and is therefore a key resource for students at U of S to find an internship placement. Applicable placement fees may apply.

Camp Jobs
A helpful link for all provinces, inclusive of Saskatchewan, is the Camp Page site for Summer Camp Jobs in Saskatchewan. The site lists available positions in camps across Saskatchewan as well as in other provinces across Canada and the United States. Job seekers can search camps by type, activity and by location.

Serving Jobs
Saskatchewan supports Serve It Right Saskatchewan, a branch of Tourism Saskatchewan and the official responsible service of alcohol program for both the sale and service of alcohol in serving jobs. If you wish to serve alcohol over the summer or at any lounge, bar, club and some restaurants, you will need to complete SIRS training. There is online training, group seminars and a self-directed course for those without access to Internet. For Serve It Right fees, refer to their website.




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