Saskatchewan Launches New ‘Hard-To-Fill Skills’ Pilot Program

On November 25, 2021, the province of Saskatchewan launched a new Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot program to help employers recruit candidates in certain roles that are difficult to fill in the province.

The Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot will enable Saskatchewan employers to recruit workers through overseas missions, or other international recruitment activities, into select jobs that have significant recruitment challenges. The eligible jobs under this pilot will allow for application of low and entry level positions, and may require on-the-job training, but are critical for businesses to continue to operate and grow.

This will be great news for businesses related to the hospitality industries in Saskatchewan. This pilot program is designed to attract talent from all sectors, especially those experiencing a labor shortage in Saskatchewan.

The sectors with the highest labour demands include:

Health

Manufacturing

Agriculture

Ag-tech

Construction

Hospitality

Retail

Eligibility criteria for Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot Program

Below are the list of eligibility criteria for Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot Program

  • Have a valid full-time or permanent job offer of employment in the province.
  • SINP job acceptance letter (from any of the occupations listed and registered by Saskatchewan employer)
  • Minimum Canadian official language proficiency level score
  • Have the minimum educational requirement
  • At least one-year work experience in a similar occupation are the major necessities

Where is Saskatchewan?

Located in Western Canada’s prairie region, the province of Saskatchewan is one of the hubs of agricultural production in Canada. Rich in farmlands, the province hosts two major Canadian cities, Regina and Saskatoon.

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