Green Certificate Farm Training Program


The Saskatchewan Green Certificate Farm Training Program is an apprenticeship-style, on-farm skill training program. The program provides a practical hands-on training curriculum for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the agricultural industry. Upon course completion, trainees are awarded a certificate of completion from the Ministry of Agriculture.

For more information, criteria, how to apply and much more go to the following site:  Saskatchewan – Green Certificate Farm Training Program

Contact Information:

  • 306-787-3477


Young Worker Readiness Certificate – Government of Saskatchewan


In Saskatchewan, the minimum age of employment is 16.  If you are 14 or 15 years old, and  able to work, you  must complete the following before starting to work:

  1. Complete the YWRCC and obtain a Certificate of Completion;
  2. Provide your employer with a copy of your Certificate of Completion; and
  3. Provide your employer with proof of age and written consent from a parent or guardian.

Employers are required to keep a copy of the young worker’s Certificate of Competition, proof of age and consent from a parent or guardian on file.

If you are 14 or 15 years old and have completed the YWRCC, you will also need to be aware of the employment standard restrictions for 14 and 15 year olds which include:

  • You cannot work after 10 p.m. the night before a school day;
  • You cannot work before classes begin on a school day; and
  • You cannot work more than 16 hours in a school week.

During school breaks such as Christmas holidays or summer vacation, these restrictions do not apply and you can work the same hours as other employees.  All other employment standards apply to you.

Website:  Young Worker Readiness Site

Summer Training Programs – Canadian Forces/Aboriginal


The Forces offers three Summer Training Programs that combine military lifestyle with cultural awareness: Bold Eagle, Raven and Black Bear. These six-week long programs give you a taste of military training with the option – but no commitment – to join the Forces. The training is based on the Army Reserve Basic Military Qualification and is taught by military instructors. Subjects include General Military Knowledge, Weapons Handling, Navigation, First Aid, Drill, and Survival Skills.

All three Summer Training Programs begin with a Culture Camp. The camp is designed to ease the transition from civilian to military lifestyle, and focuses on common spiritual beliefs.

All Culture Camps are conducted by Elders of different First Nations and Aboriginal groups.

Bold Eagle – is open to Aboriginal Peoples living in Western Canada or Northwestern Ontario.  Participants will train in Wainwright, AB.

Raven is the Navy’s summer program for Aboriginal Peoples from across Canada. Participants train in Esquimalt, BC.

Black Bear –  is an Army training program for Aboriginal peoples from across Canada that takes place in Oronocto, NB.

Travel is arranged to and from the program, living accommodations, food, clothing and all equipment. While you are in the program you are temporarily a Forces member and are paid around $3,500 for completing the full six weeks.

To qualify for the summer training programs, you must have completed at least Grade 10 (Sec IV in Quebec). Applications are due by the end of March so that all the arrangements can be made for the beginning of the programs in July. When filling out the online application, indicate the Summer Training Program you are interested in under “Program Choices”.



FREE WiTech: Engineering Technology (CEXP 1610)

 This hands-on, one weekend course for women ages 16+ offers an introduction to careers in Engineering Technology. Course content includes an industry tour to a local fertilizer plant, Yara Belle Plaine Inc., to profile careers in Instrumentation Engineering Technology and Power Engineering. On second day of the course, on campus programming of Civil Engineering Technology careers will be explored within a hands on laboratory setting of the Civil Engineering Technology program. Upon successful completion of the course, you are issued a statement of attendance. The course provides women with: increased post-secondary training/education and employment potential in engineering technology; the opportunity to explore training options in a variety of technology careers; gain a realistic understanding of the physical, emotional and academic requirements of training/education and employment in an engineering technology career. All course instructors and role models are female engineering technologists.

April 9, 2016 – April 10, 2016

Sun, Sat – 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: March 31, 2016
Register Online @

Course Fee:  FREE
Moose Jaw CRN: 201503-4145

There are only 12 maximum spots.  Students must be a minimum 16 years of age or older and will have to fill out a liability waiver on behalf of Yara Belle Plaine Inc. prior to course start date.  This course would be ideal for students who are 16 years of age upon course dates and in Grades 10, 11 and 12.

CS Girls Rock

Information:  The CEMC Workshop in Computer Science for Young Women was designed to encourage young women considering computer science as a career for the first time. It is a unique opportunity designed to ignite enthusiasm for computer science in interested female students from across Canada who have had little or no previous exposure to computer science. The young women invited learn that computer science is about much more than using and programming computers. Through lectures, labs and hands-on activities, the workshop explores the foundations and applications of computer science that have a profound effect on the world today. Lasting friendships develop as participants stay in on-campus residences for one week and enjoy many social events.

Who:  Female grade 9 and 10 students with an aptitude for mathematics attending a Canadian high school or middle school. Participants should not have attended any similar workshop.

Date:  Saturday, May 14 to Saturday May 21, 2016 at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario.

Cost:  There is a $150 registration fee to be paid after invited applicants have received their confirmation package.

  • Accommodations, meals and other expenses for the week are included at no extra cost.
  • Air fare expenses will also be paid by the CEMC.

Deadline:  February 25, 2016



Summer School – Saskatoon Cyber School

The Summer School website can be found via the link on our homepage or by clicking below:

Course Changes/Additions
The old curriculum Science 20 courses WILL be offered one last time this summer, but since Sask Learning will be shutting the course codes off as of July 30th, we can only give the full Summer months (to the end of August) for completion and there will be NO extensions to those final dates, please make students aware if they are registering for any of these three courses.

Since last year we have added:

  • History 20
  • Digital Citizenship 20
  • Physical Science 20
  • Environmental Science 20
  • Health Science 20

All will be available for summer enrollment.  In addition the Science 10 course will be the NEW Curriculum when it is offered in the summer.


Global Citizen Youth Leadership Program (GCYL)

Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation – GCYL

The information below is taken right from the site above.


The Global Citizen Youth Leadership (GCYL) program is a unique, short-term, immersive, international experiential learning opportunity for globally-minded Saskatchewan high school youth.

It is an opportunity for nine Saskatchewan youth to visit and connect with Saskatchewan non-governmental organizations working in El Salvador. Pre-departure training and debriefing will ensure that youth participants are supported in understanding these new experiences.

In El Salvador, youth participants will meet with staff and volunteers from local organizations, as well as community members who have been impacted by international development efforts. The youth will learn more about the work being done in partnership with Saskatchewan non-governmental organizations and their international colleagues, and how they can continue to be involved in international development, locally and globally. Youth participants will be accompanied to El Salvador by experienced staff from The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, The Committee Against AIDS (CoCoSI), and the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC).

Upon returning the selected youth will participate in a speaking tour across Saskatchewan, sharing their experiences and perceptions through a presentation and video they create during their time in El Salvador.


SCIC is accepting nominations of Saskatchewan high school youth who are expecting to complete their Grade 11 courses by June 2015.

The GCYL program aims to be representative of youth from diverse regional and cultural backgrounds including northern and southern, rural and urban communities throughout Saskatchewan. Therefore, we encourage applicants from across the province.

Visit the Registration/Nomination Page for full details on Eligibility and to download nomination forms.

Nomination deadline: Wednesday, March 18, 2015.


2015 Program Dates (tentative and subject to change):

  • Deadline for nominations: Wednesday, March 18, 2015.
  • Selected youth notified: April 6 – 10, 2015
  • Pre-trip Group Orientation (in person): Early July (tentatively July 8 – 12th, 2015)
  • International Travel:  Mid-late July (tentatively July 12th – July 26th, 2015)
  • Post-tour Group Debriefing (in person):  Mid-late August 2015
  • Saskatchewan speaking tour: Fall/Winter 2015

Aboriginal Arts and Stories

Celebrate Creativity, Heritage and Legacy!

Aboriginal Arts and Stories invites self-identified First Nations, Metis and Inuit youth (ages 11 to 29) to submit a piece of creative writing or visual art for a chance to have their work published or exhibited and win up to $2000.

For more information go to  the following link.


Skills Canada

Skills Canada – Saskatchewan
Date:  April 16-17 in Moose Jaw

Skills Canada – National 
Date:  May 27-30 in Saskatoon

Information:  Skills Canada is a great opportunity for students to demonstrate their skills and have fun.  Students can also learn about the skilled trades and technology careers through hands-on activities an demonstrations.

Events:  There are many events including Computer Animation, Autobody Repair, Carpentry, Cooking, Electrical Wiring, Job Skill Demonstration, Job Interview, Machining, Prepared Speech, Website Development, Welding, and Worksite Safety.  Schools are encouraged to bring students to this event to tour the competition site and to experience “Try a Trade”.  Interested students should contact Skills Canada the provincial office.