Students attending an educational institution outside Saskatchewan can maintain a Saskatchewan driver's licence and vehicle registration if they satisfy both Saskatchewan's student allowance requirements and those of the host jurisdiction.
Requirements for the student allowance
The following criteria must be met by the student to be eligible for a Saskatchewan vehicle registration and driver's licence (the student allowance). The student must:
- be enrolled in a course of study and must be considered a full-time student by the educational institution where they are enrolled;
- have lived in Saskatchewan for at least 90 days prior to first leaving the province to attend school;
- file Saskatchewan income tax;
- maintain a Saskatchewan mailing address; and
- not hold a driver's licence from a jurisdiction other than Saskatchewan
If someone else owns the vehicle the student is using, the registered owner must also meet and maintain Saskatchewan resident eligibility.
Co-op programs and paid work terms
Students required to complete a paid work term as part of their studies may be able to retain their student status with SGI, provided they are considered a full-time student by their educational institute during the work term.
Masters, PhD and graduate students
Masters, PhD and graduate students will qualify provided they meet the student allowance requirements.
Bursaries and scholarships
All students, regardless of the program they are enrolled in, are allowed to receive bursaries, scholarships, program funding and employment in their chosen field, provided they maintain full-time student status at their educational institution.
A student is allowed to work, provided they are still considered a full-time student by their educational institution.
Students employed over the summer months are eligible for the student allowance, provided the student is registered or intends to register for classes in the fall (and would still be considered a full-time student) and the jurisdiction they are operating in allows this.
After studies are completed
Students who wish to remain outside of Saskatchewan after completing their studies are no longer eligible to claim the student allowance.