The Government of Saskatchewan offers dynamic, challenging work for talented individuals. Just as our employees work hard for us, we work hard for them to make sure they are provided with rewarding careers of which they can be proud.
The public service is one of the largest employers in Saskatchewan – we employ about 10,000 people year-round. Many of our jobs are located in Regina , but we also have opportunities throughout the province in cities such as Saskatoon, Swift Current, Weyburn, La Ronge and Prince Albert.
To find out more about the types of jobs in the Saskatchewan public service, click on the Job Categories link on the left side of the Career Centre.
If no current opportunities match your interest and skills, take a moment to complete a Candidate Profile. Your professional profile highlights your education, work experience, skills and abilities. It will be kept in our database, so that when you apply for specific opportunities, applicable information from your profile will be carried over.
The Public Service Workplace
Working in the Saskatchewan public service can provide you with:
- Advancement Opportunities
Because of the size of the public service, many opportunities may arise in your field or area of interest. Be sure to visit the Career Centre website to look for new opportunities.
- A Competitive Salary Rate
The Saskatchewan public service provides an attractive salary and benefits package. In addition, the public service pay plans ensure equal pay for work of equal value.
For more information about the Terms of Employment for in-scope and out-of-scope opportunities, please visit our Salary and Benefits webpage.
Salary information is listed for each permanent, full-time job opportunity on the Career Centre.
- Employee Recognition
The Saskatchewan public service understands the importance of recognizing employees' hard work, and each ministry in government has developed a recognition program to acknowledge and appreciate the work done by employees.
In addition, the Government of Saskatchewan recognizes and honours exceptional on-the-job performance with the Premier's Award for Excellence in the Public Service. The award offers public recognition for individuals who go above and beyond to exemplify what government values most in its employees: quality service, innovation and leadership.
- Vacation and Other Leave
All government employees are also entitled to 12 statutory holidays per year. For information on these holidays, please visit the Designated Holidays webpage.
Full-time employees are eligible for 15, 20, 25 or 30 days of vacation leave per year, depending on years of service. As well, work schedules creates an earned day off (unpaid) on a regular basis. Depending on the type of position you have, this earned day off could occur once every second week or once every third week. Most out-of-scope employees have 12 scheduled days off (paid) each year.
For more information on leave opportunities available to employees of the Saskatchewan public service, such as variable hours, leave with income averaging, education leave or maternity leave, please visit the Work/Life Balance web page.
- Other Work/life Balance Options
Job sharing. Telework. Flexible start and stop times – these and other work-life balance options make it possible for people to maintain balance in their lives as well as attain their career goals.
A number of options are available in the public service to help employees find a healthy work-life balance. More information about these options is available on the Work/Life Balance web page. Please note – work-life balance options are subject to mutual agreement with an employee's manager or director.
- Payment of Professional Fees
As the employer, the Government of Saskatchewan will pay professional fees where, by law, the employee is required to be a member of a professional association. In other cases where membership is not a legal requirement, ministries may reimburse all or a portion of professional fees if it is of mutual benefit to the employer and the employee.
- Workplace Diversity
The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to workplace diversity. That is, it is our goal to create a public service that is representative of Saskatchewan 's working age population. We work hard to ensure our workplace is welcoming and hospitable for all employees.
Some positions available with the Saskatchewan public service have been designated for one or more of the four equity groups identified by the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission. We encourage members of these groups to self-identify when applying for any position in the public service.
For more information on the Government of Saskatchewan's commitment to workplace diversity, please visit the Workplace Diversity website.
- Employee Pension and Insured Benefits
The Government of Saskatchewan offers a comprehensive benefit package to its employees. Employees are required to join the Public Employees' Pension Plan. Both the employer and employee contribute funds to the plan based on a percentage of salary.
A wide range of health benefits including medical, dental, extended health services plans, sick leave and long-term illness and injury plans, and group life insurance are provided. Employees are eligible for benefits from the medical, dental and extended health service plans after six months of employment.
- Other Employee Benefits
Other employee benefits are also available to public service employees, including maternity/paternity/legal adoption leave with supplemental payments and apprentice leave with supplemental payments.
All salary top-up programs require a return-in-service commitment from the employee. For more information on top-up programs, please visit the Human Resource Manual.
Living in Saskatchewan
Life is good in the heart of the prairies. Life expectancy, education levels, and air and water quality are all high in the province. In fact, Saskatchewan has been rated by the United Nations as one of the best places in the world to live.
About a million people populate the province – you won't come across too many traffic jams in Saskatchewan. Regina, the capital, has just under 200,000 people, while Saskatoon has just over 200,000. Saskatchewan residents are friendly. We lead the nation in volunteer activity, with 400,000 volunteers participating in about 17,000 community and regional groups.
The province boasts a talented arts community, competitive and non-competitive sporting events, top-notch educational institutions and world-class health care facilities.