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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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IMPROVED IMMIGRATION SERVICES FOR SASKATOON EMPLOYERS

As part of the Government’s plan to increase the province’s workforce, an immigration office will be established in Saskatoon at 90 - 23rd Street East.

Effective Friday, June 15, 2007, a regional immigration presence in Saskatoon will provide:

  • Assistance to employers who are interested in hiring immigrants; and
  • Information on department funding and supports for service providers to improve integration services for newcomers in Saskatoon.

“Developing, attracting and retaining our labour force are priorities for Saskatchewan,” Minister responsible for Immigration Pat Atkinson said.  “By offering immigration services in Saskatoon we can ensure that the Saskatoon business community has direct access to all the available tools for addressing their labour market needs.  This is a significant step in providing improved access for employers and community stakeholders to immigration and settlement programs across the province.”

By co-locating the immigration office with the Saskatoon Can-Sask office, these new services will complement the centre’s existing work to match employers and job seekers through tools such as www.saskjobs.ca

Over 170 Saskatoon employers used the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program to address their labour market challenges in 2006-07; the University of Saskatchewan is one such employer.  Last year, 24 of the 511 nominees destined for Saskatoon had job offers at the University of Saskatchewan.

“The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program is an important tool to both attract and retain talented faculty and staff at the University of Saskatchewan,” University of Saskatchewan Provost and Vice-President Academic Michael Atkinson said.  “Through the Program’s assistance, University of Saskatchewan employees are provided with a speedy means of entry into Canada, a service which is greatly appreciated.”

More information regarding the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program is available online at www.immigrationsask.gov.sk.ca.

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For more information, contact:

Jill Tzupa
Advanced Education and Employment
Regina
Phone: 306-787-1331
Email: jtzupa@sasked.gov.sk.ca 

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