Good news from the Province of Saskatchewan in Canada.
A new Hard-To-Fill Skills Immigration Pilot Program is available in Saskatchewan, Canada.
It will enable Saskatchewan employers to recruit workers (in low & entry-level positions) through overseas missions, or other international recruitment activities.
There is also the Saskatchewan International Healthcare Worker program. This is for those who are interested in working in Saskatchewan in the Health sector and would like to be contacted about job opportunities relevant to their skill set by the province or Health employers. You can read more about this here
The sectors with the highest labour demands in the province of Saskatchewan include health, manufacturing, agriculture, ag-tech, construction, hospitality and retail. And the Government intends to fill these labour shortages with skilled international workers.
“The demand for labour in our province is strong, and it’s only going to increase with the significant economic projects recently announced in Saskatchewan,” Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said.”
The International Skilled Worker Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot is for intermediate and low-skilled workers in eligible, high-demand occupations who:
- Have an offer for a job in Saskatchewan.
- Meet the criteria of the sub-category.
To be eligible, applicants to the Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot must:
- Have at least one year work experience in the past three years (in your intended occupation); or six months full-time (780 hours) working in Saskatchewan in the job.
- Have a language score of at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4. Some employers or regulators may ask for scores that are higher than CLB 4.
- Have completed the equivalent of Canadian secondary school (high school) or higher level education. If your studies were not completed in Canada, you will need to submit an Educational Credential Assessment.
- Have an SINP-approved offer for a permanent, full-time job in Saskatchewan. You will need a valid SINP Job Approval Letter from your employer to show proof. The offer must be in one of the eligible occupations below:
|Shippers and receivers
|Storekeepers and partspersons
|Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
|Nurse aides, orderlies and patient associates
|Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
|Other assisting occupations in support of health services
|Home support workers, caregivers and related occupations*
|Hotel front desk clerks
|Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers
|Food and beverage servers
|Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
|Light duty cleaners
|Janitors, caretakers and heavy-duty cleaners
|General building maintenance workers and building superintendents
|Transport truck drivers
|Heavy Equipment operators (except crane)
|Construction trades helpers and labourers
|Specialized livestock workers and farm machinery operators
|Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers
|Metalworking and forging machine operators
|Machining tool operators
|Sawmill machine operators
|Process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated processing
|Mechanical assemblers and inspectors
|Industrial painters, coaters and Metal finishing process operators
|Labourers in Metal fabrication
|Labourers in food, beverage and associated Products processing
|Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities
*This pilot is not available to employers hiring Home Support Workers, Caregivers, and related occupations (NOC 44101) who reside in the client’s residence or their place of work. Employers seeking workers to reside in the client’s residence or their place of work must utilize Canada’s Caregiver Programs for recruitment.
To start your application for the Hard-To-Fill Skills Immigration Pilot Program, you will find all the information on the application process, required documents, how to apply for jobs, and other important information on the Province’s website here.
For more information on the initiative and eligibility criteria, contact the Saskatchewan Ministry of Immigration and Career Training’s Immigration Services at 1-833-613-0485 or email@example.com.
All the best to all the applicants who will be able to achieve their immigration goals through this.
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