Essential Skills for the Workplace

Program Description

Did you leave school before completing grade ten, or have you been out of school for a long period of time? Would you like to find employment? Enrolling in Essential Skills for the Workplace might be the next step in achieving your goals.

The Essential Skills for the Workplace (ESWP) program is intended to support you in gaining the skills needed to enter and succeed in the workplace. This program includes six months of literacy and workplace essential skills training and includes work placements. ESWP is offered at SIIT campuses in Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, and in various community locations.

Completing ESWP at SIIT will prepare you to enter Adult 10, or pursue employment.

*SIIT does not currently offer upgrading. 

Admission Requirements


This program is open to anyone

Acceptance Policy

Strong preference is given to applicants who are Status First Nations, but SIIT programs are open to anyone.

English Language Benchmark and International Students

SIIT not currently legislated to accept International Students. You must be a Canadian/ Permanent Resident to apply.

To be admitted into this program you must be able to understand and communicate in English (Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment of six – CLB6).

Tuition and Fees

There is no cost to attend Adult Basic Education programs at SIIT. Once accepted, program staff will help you to secure Education and Training Incentive (ETI).

What to Expect

Day to Day

Delivery Method

This program involves mostly classroom learning for six hours per day.

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance is essential for academic success. Each program has specific attendance requirements that must be adhered to in order to graduate.

If you have been approved for Education and Training Incentive (ETI), you must maintain a 90% attendance to remain eligible for funding.


Essential Skills for the Workplace is a non-credit program. If you complete ESWP, you will receive a Recognition of Achievement.

Career & Post-Secondary Opportunities

Completing Essential Skills for the Workplace (ESWP) at SIIT will prepare you to enter Adult 10, or pursue employment.

To explore Adult 10 or other SIIT programs, click here.

For assistance finding employment, please contact your local SIIT Career Centre.

Fall 2024 - Essential Skills for the Workplace - Prince Albert

Program Length: 4 months
Start Date: 09/03/2024
Division: Adult Basic Education
Campus: Prince Albert
Location: Prince Albert - Essential Skills for the Workplace
Apply Now

Adult Basic Education, Trades and Industrial, and Post-Secondary Programs

More than 30 Academic and Quick Skills programs

SIIT is a First Nation Governed, credit granting post-secondary institution

More than 1000 employers work with SIIT Career Centres every year

Established in 1976

90% Indigenous student body

Over $350,000 in Awards are available to SIIT students every year

9 Career Centres province wide connect job seekers to employment opportunities

SIIT offers a wide range of Student Services and Cultural Supports

Programs are offered at 3 campuses and over 35 community learning sites per year

Students from more than 70 First Nations, Metis, Inuit, and Non Indigenous communities attend SIIT

JobSeries provides foundational, in-community pre-employment training

More than 65% of SIIT Staff and Faculty are Indigenous

JobConnections mobile career services are available for rural communities

More than 60,000 Alumni

Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies

Head Office
Suite 100-103A Packham Avenue
Asimakaniseekan Askiy Reserve
Saskatoon, SK S7N 4K4