RC360: Saskatchewan Graduate Retention Program

Eligible graduates living in Saskatchewan can lower their provincial income tax payable with the Saskatchewan graduate retention program. If eligible, you can claim up to $20,000 in rebates over a seven-year period.

To qualify, you must meet the following conditions:

  • You were a resident of Saskatchewan on December 31, 2021
  • You graduated from an approved post-secondary program* and apply within 7 years of finishing school (this means if you graduated in 2016 you have until April 30, 2022 to apply)
  • You applied for and obtained a Graduate Retention Program (GRP) Certificate from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education

If your rebate amount is more than the taxes you owe, you can carry forward any unused amounts for 9 years after the year you graduate. Refer to your notice of assessment (NOA) for the Saskatchewan graduate tuition tax credit amount that you can claim this year.

Note: Most post-secondary schools in Saskatchewan will apply for this program for you. If yours doesn’t, you’ll need to submit a copy of your certificate, diploma, or degree along with your application to the Ministry of Advanced Education. If you studied outside of Saskatchewan but you live within the province, you’ll also need to apply directly to the Ministry.