Saskatchewan Announces New Immigration Program

01.12.2021

Saskatchewan Announces New Immigration Program

Saskatchewan, a Canadian province known for its wide-open spaces has announced a new immigration program. The program is specifically designed to attract international workers in a variety of occupations including: agriculture, manufacturing, and healthcare.

Saskatchewan Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot Immigration Program

In order to help employers with in-demand occupations in the province of Saskatchewan, the provincial government has started a pilot program. Now, employers can recruit from abroad, so long as they are looking for certain entry-level positions with on-the-job training. Saskatchewan employers are hiring! With the new skills pilot, they are able to recruit international talent for some in-demand jobs. 2021’s biggest labor shortages in Saskatchewan include health care (especially nurses) and manufacturing (especially welders).

“The demand for labor in our province is strong and it’s only going to increase. With this new Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot, we’re making progress on our discussions with the federal government and contributing to the development of Saskatchewan’s workforce. This will not only help employers recruit international talent, but also build on our investments into training and up-skilling the current workforce.” According to Saskatchewan Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison.

The SINP program will soon be coming to Saskatchewan. Employers and communities will be integral to the program. “This is very positive news for businesses in the hospitality industry in Saskatchewan. This pilot project is designed to attract talent and a great program for all sectors currently experiencing labor recruitment challenges in the province”. Jim Bence, Hospitality Saskatchewan’s president and CEO stated in a press release.

 

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Do you meet the requirements to apply for this Saskatchewan program?

 

  • Are you currently have a full-time, permanent offer of employment?
  • Do you speak at least one of Canada’s official languages at an intermediate level?
  • Are you eligible for one of Saskatchewan ‘s SINP-approved occupations?
  • Do you have a Saskatchewan SINP job approval letter?

 

If you answered “yes” to all of the above questions, you may be eligible to apply for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).

The program’s eligibility requirements are not available to the public. However, the government has released a list of sectors with the highest demand that includes health, manufacturing, agriculture, ag-tech, construction, hospitality and retail. In order to be considered for the program applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English or French.

For employers to be eligible, they need to make considerable efforts to hire domestically before utilizing the pilot. They also need to demonstrate why their business requires migrant workers (rather than citizens) and what type of support they will provide them with. No more information is available at this time.

The pilot will be launching in December 2021. Final eligibility details will be released at that time, and the application intake is expected to begin in 2022. Discover if you qualify for Canadian immigration by taking our Free Online Visa Assessment.

 

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