What is the Graduate Retention Program?
Saskatchewan is thriving and opportunities for graduates have never been brighter. The Graduate Retention Program (GRP) rewards you for building your future in Saskatchewan by providing a rebate up to $20,000 of tuition fees paid by eligible graduates who live in Saskatchewan and who file a Saskatchewan income tax return.
The Graduate Retention Program became effective January 1, 2008.
Who is eligible for the Graduate Retention Program?
In order to qualify for this rebate, as a student who has completed the CGA Program of Professional Studies, you must have:
- Completed the Foundation and Advanced levels of the CGA Program of Professional Studies (Levels 1 - 4). This may be done through partial exemption in the Program, or wholly through the CGA Program of Professional Studies; and
- Completed an undergraduate degree by way of using CGA's partnership with SAIT, or Laurentian University.
Students that have already completed an undergraduate degree prior to completing the CGA Program of Professional Studies may be eligible for this rebate as a result of their undergraduate studies. Students that seek to gain eligibility for the rebate based solely on their study in the Program of Professional Studies will not receive one.
How do I claim my rebate?
As an eligible graduate, you will be issued a GRP certificate by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration to be submitted along with the amount of tuition paid when filing your Saskatchewan Income Tax.
How do I file for my Graduate Retention Program certificate?
Follow the steps outlined on the Ministry of Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration's website for: Graduates of post-secondary institutions outside of Saskatchewan.
For any other student related questions regarding eligibiltiy for the Graduate Retention Program, please contact:
Coordinator, Education and Recruitment
Certified General Accountants Association of Saskatchewan