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Investments Made to Support Saskatchewan’s Growing Workforce with Immigration as one of pillers [Video]

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Investments Made to Support Saskatchewan’s Growing Workforce with Immigration as one of pillers

Good day ladies and gentlemen, this is IRC news, I am Joy Stephen, a certified Canadian Immigration practitioner, and I bring to you this Provincial News Bulletin from the province of Saskatchewan. This recording originates from the Polinsys studios in Cambridge, Ontario.

The Ministry of Immigration and Career Training is supporting Saskatchewan’s present and future workforce by investing in programs and services that strengthen Saskatchewan’s labour force, connect people to jobs and ensure employers can recruit the talent they need to support their business and grow Saskatchewan’s economy for a brighter future.

“Saskatchewan’s rapidly growing economy is creating more jobs and opportunities than ever before,” Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said. “This is why the strategic investments we are making to strengthen Saskatchewan’s labour force are essential to supporting our province’s employers, economy and communities.

“Through targeted investments in skills training, credential recognition and international talent attraction, the province is ensuring we continue to see record job growth and one of the nation’s lowest unemployment rates.”

Investments made through the ministry’s budget support Saskatchewan’s recently released Labour Market Strategy, which is the roadmap that will grow the provincial workforce and ensure that Saskatchewan people have every opportunity to benefit from our growing economy.

The 2024-25 Budget includes funding for workforce development programs that support unemployed and underemployed people, including:

A budget increase of $856,000 to support a record high allocation of 8,000 nominations through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program, helping directly address the labour needs of Saskatchewan employers. The ministry will also be enhancing program integrity services within the program, safeguarding the quality of the program.
As the province grows, so too has the demand for the occupations that build the province. The ministry is addressing increasing demand for skilled trades with an increase of $1.5 million to the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission in 2024-25. This funding will add an additional 250 training seats for high demand trades, including electrician, plumbing and welding.

The ministry continues to support the Health Human Resources Action Plan in 2024-25, providing an investment of $4.0 million to ensure Saskatchewan has the skilled professionals it needs in the health care sector. This funding supports priorities such as adding additional seats to train Licensed Practical Nurses and critical care aides, as well providing services to help internationally trained health care workers become licensed to work in Saskatchewan.

The ministry is also making investments to ensure newcomers to the province, whether they move here from across Canada or across the world, can work in the regulated occupations in which they are trained. The Saskatchewan Credential Recognition Service provides pathfinding supports to people who have obtained a credential internationally or elsewhere in Canada so they can work in Saskatchewan.

Immigration is playing an increasingly critical role in supporting Saskatchewan employers. The 2024-25 Budget includes increased investment to support the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program, which will bring in 8,000 internationally trained workers to Saskatchewan this year. This will be supported by new legislation, the Immigration Services Act, which will strengthen the ministry’s authority to protect newcomers from immigration fraud and exploitation.

You can always access past news from the Province of Saskatchewan by visiting this link: https://myar.me/tag/sk/.

Furthermore, if you are interested in gaining comprehensive insights into the Provincial Express Entry Federal pool Canadian Permanent Residence Program or other Canadian Federal or Provincial Immigration programs, or if you require guidance after your selection, we cordially invite you to connect with us through https://myar.me/c.

We highly recommend participating in our complimentary Zoom resource meetings, which take place every Thursday. We kindly request you to carefully review the available resources. Should any questions arise, our team of Canadian Authorized Representatives is readily available to address your concerns during the weekly AR’s Q&A session held on Fridays. You can find the details for both of these meetings at https://myar.me/zoom.

Our dedicated team is committed to providing you with professional assistance throughout the immigration process. Additionally, IRCNews offers valuable insights on selecting a qualified representative to advocate on your behalf with the Canadian Federal or Provincial governments, which can be accessed at https://ircnews.ca/consultant.

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