Class 1A Subsidy

Res #: 12-22A
Number: 12
Year: 2022
Midterm: No
Expired: No
Responses Received: Yes
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure

WHEREAS rural municipalities in Saskatchewan often require qualified employees with valid Class 1A licenses to provide vital municipal services, such as gravel and equipment hauling;

WHEREAS effective March 15, 2019, all drivers wanting to obtain a commercial Class1A license are required to complete Saskatchewan’s Mandatory Entry-Level Training Program. The cost of attaining a
Class 1A License is currently in excess of $11,900; and

WHEREAS the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant provides eligible employers reimbursement for two-thirds of eligible training costs. Municipalities are not eligible for this program.

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the provincial government to make municipalities in Saskatchewan eligible for the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant.

Responses From: SGI

For more information regarding grant funding for Saskatchewan’s Mandatory Entry-Level Training Program through the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant, please visit the SGI website.