Working at SPL - Frequently Asked Questions
How can I submit my application?
We only accept online applications. If you wish to apply for a posted position, please click the "Apply Now" button located within the online job posting on our Employment website.
If I don’t have a computer, how do I apply?
SPL has public computers that you can reserve. Stop by any branch and ask if an employee if you have any questions. We'll get you set up!
Can I call to follow up on my application once I’ve applied?
Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will not be able to respond to individual inquiries regarding the status of your application. While we sincerely appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation on the web page that your submission was received.
What if I don’t see a message saying my application was successfully submitted?
When you have submitted your application, you will see a message saying it has been successfully submitted. You may print this for your records if you wish. If you do not see this, or you see an "Error" message instead, you will have to retry submitting your application.
When do you post for Casual positions?
We post for Casual positions when there is a need. Please watch our Current Job Opportunities on a regular basis.
Can I apply for a competition after the deadline?
We are unable to accept late applications.
Does SPL strive for a representative workforce?
Yes. SPL is intent on having a workforce that mirrors the community we serve. Our online application form includes a voluntary survey that is intended to assist us in achieving a representative workforce. The survey focuses on the four equity groups as determined by the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission. We strongly encourage you to complete the survey if you are:
- a woman applying for an underrepresented occupation;
- a person of Indigenous ancestry;
- a member of a visible minority; and/or
- a person with a disability.
Does SPL consider education completed outside Canada (international education)?
Yes. SPL recognizes international education that has been formally assessed by the Government of Alberta’s International Qualification Assessment Service (IQAS) for equivalencies.
If I’m 14 or 15, can I work for SPL?
If you have successfully completed Grade 9 and are 14 or 15 years old, you can apply to work at SPL as a Page if you provide:
- proof of age;
- the written consent of one of your parents or guardians; and
- a Certificate of Completion from the Young Worker Readiness Certificate Course (YWRCC).
There are restrictions around hours of work for 14 and 15-year-olds.
A Social Insurance Number (SIN) is required before you start working. Contact Service Canada for information on SIN cards.
What does it mean when it says “Internal” on the posting?
This means the posting is only open to current employees of SPL. Applications from members of the general public will not be considered.
If the posting doesn’t say “Internal” can SPL employees apply?
Yes. For postings that don't say "Internal," SPL employees and the general public may apply. For unionized positions, the provisions of our Collective Agreement will be followed.
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