March 25, 2024 - Government Relations

Saskatchewan’s Budget 2024 supports attraction, training, and retention of skilled labour

The Government of Saskatchewan’s last budget before this fall’s provincial election delivered positive news for the Association of Maintenance Contractors of Canada (AMCC) and our industry partners to meet the growing labour market needs.

Saskatchewan is experiencing record levels of capital investment. As the provincial economy continues to thrive, the government recently released their new labour market strategy called “Building the Workforce for a Growing Economy.”

The number one challenge employers told the government is developing a labour force that maintains pace with the opportunities that economic success is creating. So, the new labourmarket strategy is focused on three key themes 

Budget 2024 includes several investments into Saskatchewan's labour force to reach the province’s ambitious Growth Plan goal of adding 100,000 jobs by 2030. The budget included additional financial support for developing and increasing workforce programs, increasing apprentice seats, expanding credential recognition and the province’s Immigrant Nominee program.

Among the specific highlights are:

Budget 2024 highlights how critical our industry – and our skilled labour workforce – is to the future well-being of the province. AMCC members are proud to play their part in maintaining the economic and population growth of Saskatchewan. We look forward to meeting our members in Saskatchewan on April 3 to discuss how we can work with the Saskatchewan government on meeting their labour market goals.