Country Payroll Guide Canada – Saskatchewan

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Key Facts

Date format
Canadian Dollar (CAD)
the standard rate is 5%



National Pension
National Pension - 5.45%
Employment Insurance
Employment Insurance - 2.21%
Total Employment Cost
Total Employment Cost - 7.66%


National Pension
National Pension - 5.45%
Employment Insurance
Employment Insurance - 1.58%
Total Employee Cost
Total Employee Cost - 7.03%

Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage
The minimum wage in Saskatchewan is 11.45 CAD per hour.


Payroll Cycle
Bi-Weekly, Monthly
13th Salary

There are no provisions in the law regarding 13th salaries.

Income Tax

Employee Income Tax (1)
Up to 46,605 CAD - 15%
Employee Income Tax (2)
46,605 - 93,208 CAD - 20.5%
Employee Income Tax (3)
93,208 - 144,489 CAD - 26%
Employee Income Tax (4)
144,489 - 205,842 CAD - 29%
Employee Income Tax (5)
Over 205,842 CAD - 33%

Working Hours

General Working Hours

40 hours per week.


Overtime must be paid at the rate of at least 1.5 times the employee’s hourly wage rate.


Paid Time Off

Employees receive a minimum of 3 weeks of vacation after each year of employment. Employees who complete 10 years of work with the same employer receive a minimum of 4 weeks of vacation.

Public Holidays

10 public holidays.

Sick Days

Up to 10 days of paid leave in a 52 week period.

Maternity Leave

Pregnant employees can get 19 weeks of maternity leave. An employee must give 4 weeks’ written notice before the day leave begins.

This notice must include a medical certificate that states the estimated date of birth and also provide the estimated date of return to work.

Paternity Leave

Not specified by law.

Parental Leave

The parent who took maternity or adoption leave is eligible for 59 weeks of parental leave. Parents who did not take maternity leave or adoption leave are eligible for up to 71 weeks. The parent taking parental leave must have at least 13 weeks of employment with their employer.

Other Leave

Bereavement Leave: When a member of an employee’s immediate family dies, an employee with more than 13 weeks of employment with an employer is entitled to take unpaid bereavement leave.


Termination Process

Employees must be provided with written notice when being laid off or terminated. Where no notice is provided, employers must provide pay instead of notice equal to the amount of notice the employee is entitled to.

Notice Period

The minimum amount of notice is based on how long an employee has been working:

  • more than 13 consecutive weeks but 1 year or less – 1 week
  • more than 1 year but 3 years or less – 2 weeks
  • more than 3 years but 5 years or less – 4 weeks
  • more than 5 years but 10 years or less – 6 weeks
  • more than 10 years – 8 weeks
Severance Pay

Employer must, within 14 days, pay: all wages owing, all vacation pay and public holiday pay owing, any pay instead of notice (if required).

Probation Period

6 months.


Employment Visa

To obtain a work permit and become a permanent resident in Saskatchewan include the following:

  • Find a job in Saskatchewan that meets the eligibility criteria of the International Skilled Worker Category (SINP)
  • Apply to the SINP
  • Receive an SINP nomination certificate which you will need to apply for a work permit (the SINP Nomination Certificate replaces a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in this process)
  • If you receive a work permit, you can move to Saskatchewan temporarily
  • Submit an application for permanent residence to IRCC