There are many opportunities available to you and your family in Saskatchewan. The more free time you and your family have, means the more time you spend together. This is something quite unique to Saskatchewan since the average commute time in this province is 20 minutes or less.
All of these benefits add up to a better work-life balance.Just ask Bruno Duhaime. He moved here from Quebec several years ago and hasn't looked back.
Many people have joined Bruno and have found out how great it is to live and raise a family here in Saskatchewan. If you're thinking about living and working here it is important that your spouse and additional family members know about the opportunities available to them as well. There are a number of websites (listed below) to help you find further information.
Before you Begin - Pre Employment
- You may need to learn more about your occupation in Saskatchewan before you start looking for work. The Ministry of Economy has more information on that here.
- The Government of Canada website provides information to those who may require assistance with assessment of international credentials.
- There are eleven Regional Newcomer Gateway Welcome Centers throughout the province. They welcome all immigrant newcomers, whether coming to Saskatchewan directly from abroad or from another province. Settlement advisors are knowledgeable individuals who can assist newcomers to understand Saskatchewan and use its services.
In Saskatchewan, advertised job openings may be found on job websites, in newspapers, at job fairs and or on community bulletin boards. It is also important to know that some jobs are not advertised. Finding these types of jobs requires professional networking with managers, employees, family, friends and acquaintances.
- Networking means talking to people - people you know, people you don't know and people you have just met. You can network anywhere with anyone: other parents at your child's school events; your neighbours; teachers; counselors; religious leaders; health care professionals; and, community leaders.
- The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is an example of a Community Service Organization that can provide you with an excellent networking opportunity.
- Having a good résumé is key to finding the job you want. The Government of Canada's Job Bank website (registration required) is an excellent tool to help you create professional-looking résumés by providing writing tips and layout options.
- For additional support, the Government of Canada has also developed an assessment tool to help people address individual skills and challenges. The Online Assessment Tool can be found here.
- The Government of Canada also provides excellent information to those looking to improve their language skills. To register for language classes and language tests click here.
Job Search Service Centers and Sites
- Saskatchewan Career and Employment Services provide assistance to link the abilities of Saskatchewan workers with the needs of employers. Staff at these offices across the province provide assistance with career and job opportunity training and/or education.
- Saskatchewan Government Careers lists jobs available within the Saskatchewan Public Service.
- Saskjobs.ca Is the largest job-posting site in Saskatchewan. It has postings for entry-level, trade, professional and management positions. Jobs are listed by occupation and region as well as a description of each and information on how to apply.
- Health Careers in Saskatchewan lists healthcare job openings with Saskatchewan Regional Health Authorities and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.