Young Workers Readiness Certificate Course (YWRCC)

As many people wrap up the school year and start applying for summer jobs, they should remember to look into 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 Certificate of Completion before they can enter the workforce.
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  • The YWRCC teaches youth all about their rights and responsibilities for health and safety and for labour standards.

  • The YWRCC is required for youth ages 14 and 15 who want to work in Saskatchewan.  If they are older than that … it’s still a good idea for them to go through the course.  Prudent employers will require it for all young workers, prior to them starting work.  It is also beneficial for parents and even for employers to go through this course, so they can understand the special circumstances of young people in the workplace and can advise their own children and young workers.

  • Youth and parents should be diligent and make sure an employer is asking about the YWRCC if the young worker is 14 or 15 years old.  Employers who aren’t asking about this prior to employment may also be lenient in other aspects of health and safety.

  • The YWRCC is offered through the Saskatchewan Government’s Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety.  There are options to review the information or to challenge the test directly.  The modules are all printable PDFs and can be kept for reference and shared.

Access the Young Workers Readiness Certificate Course here!