June 3, 2014 8:45 pm
Updated: June 3, 2014 8:48 pm

Before starting first job young Saskatchewan workers need course

The Saskatchewan government is reminding youth entering the workforce to take a mandatory job readiness course.

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SASKATOON – Young Saskatchewan workers aged 14 and 15 need to complete a mandatory job readiness course before their first paycheck.

The young worker readiness certificate course (YWRCC) teaches students about their rights and responsibilities as it relates to health, safety and employment standards in the workplace.

“Inexperienced young workers have a higher risk of getting hurt on the job and are typically not aware of employer and employee expectations,” said Don Morgan, Saskatchewan’s minister of labour relations and workplace safety.

Workers this young must provide their employer with proof of age, written consent from a guardian and a copy of their YWRCC certificate.

For more information about the online course visit the ministry or call 1-800-667-1783.

With the proclamation of The Saskatchewan Employment Act in April, a redesigned YWRCC will be launched this fall.

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