Saskatchewan Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan reminds young people wrapping up the school year and applying for summer jobs to remember to look into the employment and safety rules that apply to young workers. Most importantly 14 and 15 year old workers need to have their Young Worker Readiness Certificate Course Certificate of Completion before they can enter the workforce. This course teaches young workers about their rights and responsibilities in the workplace.
Morgan notes young workers may apply for jobs and go for interviews before completing the course but may not start work until they have provided their employer with a copy of their Certificate of Completion as well as written consent from a parent or guardian.
To learn more about the course or to take it online visit www.saskatchewan.ca/ywrcc.