Jobs can be posted on websites, in newspapers, at job fairs, and on community bulletin boards, among other locations.
Please be aware that it is illegal in Saskatchewan for anyone to charge a job seeker money in exchange for connecting them with a position. The Foreign Worker Recruitment and Immigration Services Act (FWRISA) provides protection for people who enter Saskatchewan through provincial or federal immigration programmes in order to work there, either temporarily or permanently.
Prior to your arrival
Before you leave for Saskatchewan, build on your job search skills and workplace communication.
- In order to assist you find work and understand the Canadian workplace, Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA) offers programmes and services. As a result, you will arrive better equipped to enter the workforce.
- Once You’ve Arrived
- You can get help from a few organisations in Saskatchewan to get work. They can give you information on job openings, assist you in creating job applications, offer training and education, and give you access to tools (computers, printers, and fax machines) to aid in your job hunt.
People in Saskatchewan who require information on career and employment options, as well as training and education, can access SaskJobs – Career Services at several locations across the province. The services’ main goal is to match Saskatchewan workers’ talents with businesses’ skill requirements.
Regional Newcomer Gateways serve as reception points for immigrants entering Saskatchewan. They assist you in locating the data, assets, and services required to make your relocation to Saskatchewan successful. Locate a Regional Newcomer Gateway in your area.
There are additional French language employment assistance options accessible.
Increasing work experience in Canada
Having work experience in Canada may offer you an edge over other candidates when applying for jobs. Employers might prefer that you have prior employment in Canada because:
They may want to know that you are familiar with how things are done in Canada; they may want to know that you can operate equipment that is frequently used in Canada and interact with customers appropriately; or they may feel more at ease evaluating your skills in Canada rather than experience you have gained abroad.
Even though it could be challenging, there are a number of options to obtain Canadian job experience:
Part-Time and Contract Employment
Jobs that need you to work fewer than 30 hours a week are referred to as part-time jobs. You can work in Canada and make money while going to school or taking care of your family. The term “casual” may also be used to describe an employment. This typically indicates that you are scheduled to work when needed rather than on a set timetable.
A job that has a set start and end date and is available for a set length of time is referred to as temporary work. Seasonal employment refers to temporary employment that is only offered during specific seasons of the year. Numerous job websites provide part-time, temporary, seasonal, and casual positions.
Work placement programmes provide you the chance to work briefly and occasionally unpaid in a workplace. This is a great method to network and gain work experience in Canada. By getting in touch with your neighbourhood Labour Market Service Office and regional Newcomer Gateway, you may find out more about the job placement programmes available in your community.
While a transitional job is different from your regular work, it nevertheless gives you the opportunity to make money while you hunt for new employment options or wait for your profession’s certification. For instance, a person with legal training might work as a research and policy development assistant for the government or in a law office. Your English language skills can be improved and you can gain Canadian work experience through transitional positions.
Positions Available for Healthcare Professionals
Opportunities for health care professionals in specific professions exist in Saskatchewan. Others might not be, while some are in high demand.
To check what positions are available in your field of health care, visit the job sites indicated below:
The government employment service that assists job seekers in locating employment with the Saskatchewan Regional Health Authorities and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency is called Health Careers in Saskatchewan.
The majority of healthcare services in Saskatchewan are delivered directly through the Saskatchewan Health Authority and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency or by means of other healthcare organisations.
The largest job board in Saskatchewan is Saskjobs.ca. It features job listings for entry-level, skilled trade, managerial, and professional employment.
Obtaining a Work Permit
It is prohibited for non-Canadian citizens and non-permanent residents to work in Canada without authorization. You will often require a work permit.
You need to finish the following actions in order to be eligible for a work permit:
- Interim Work
- Work in Saskatchewan if you can.
If the company does not already have a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), they must submit an application to Service Canada.
An employer may hire a foreign worker after receiving a favourable LMIA.
You will receive a copy of the LMIA from the employer to include with your work permit application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
If IRCC accepts your application, you’ll get a work permit and be able to temporarily relocate to Saskatchewan.
If you have a work visa, you may change jobs whenever you like in Canada, but take note of the following:
Before you begin working in a new position, your employer might need to submit an application for a Service Canada Labour Market Impact Assessment.
For your new job, you’ll need to obtain a new work permit.
You can apply for permanent residency while working temporarily in the province of Saskatchewan if you have a temporary work visa and are eligible for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Programme (SINP).
- Permanent Employment (from a non-Canadian applicant)
- The following are essential actions to take in order to get a work visa and settle permanently in Saskatchewan:
- Find a position that satisfies the requirements for the SINP International Skilled Worker Category in Saskatchewan.
- Enter the SINP. If you satisfy the requirements, the SINP selection procedure will nominate you.
- In order to apply for a work visa, you must present a SINP nomination certificate (in this process, the LMIA is replaced by the SINP Nomination Certificate).
- You may temporarily relocate to Saskatchewan if you are granted a work permit.
- submit a provincial nominee application for permanent residence to IRCC.
- It will be examined by IRCC.
- You will receive a Permanent Resident Visa if the IRCC approves your application.
- For details on how to apply for a temporary work permit, see Temporary Work in Canada.
Bringing Family Members Along
Your spouse, common-law partner, and children may be able to travel to Canada with you or pay you a visit once you get there if you are working there on a work permit.
They must each have a work permit if your husband, common-law partner, and dependent children wish to work while they are in Canada.