The program will help Saskatchewan employers recruit workers in select jobs, including low and entry-level positions, through international missions and recruitment activities.
Sectors identified as having the highest demand include health, manufacturing, agriculture, ag-tech, construction, hospitality and retail.
Saskatchewan has experienced strong job growth within the last few months, surpassing the national increase by 0.8 per cent.
“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,” said Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison in a recent media release.
To be eligible for the Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot, candidates must:
Employers must demonstrate that they have made extensive efforts to recruit a permanent resident or citizen and the need for the foreign worker at their business. The Saskatchewan employer must also demonstrate their ability to provide settlement support for the worker once they arrive.
Eligible job offers must be in one of the following NOC codes:
|9619||Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities|
|9617||Labourers in food, beverage and associated Products processing|
|9612||Labourers in Metal fabrication|
|9536||Industrial painters, coaters and Metal finishing process operators|
|9526||Mechanical assemblers and inspectors|
|9461||Process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated processing|
|9431||Sawmill machine operators|
|9416||Metalworking and forging machine operators|
|8431||General farm workers|
|7611||Construction trades helpers and labourers|
|7521||Heavy Equipment operators (except crane)|
|7511||Transport truck drivers|
|6733||Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents|
|6731||Light duty cleaners|
|6711||Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations|
|6525||Hotel front desk clerks|
|6513||Food and beverage servers|
|4412||Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations|
|3414||Other assisting occupations in support of health services|
|3413||Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates|
|1521||Shippers and receivers|
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