Effective July 11, 2021, Saskatchewan entered Step Three of the Re-Opening Roadmap and the public health order relative to COVID-19 was lifted. All restrictions related to the public health order were removed as of that date.

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Ready to Work Program

Since 1994, Tourism Saskatchewan has helped over 5,000 individuals, 95 per cent of whom are Indigenous, find meaningful employment in the to­urism industry through the Ready to Work Program. This employment program, delivered by the Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council, builds national career awareness and skill development.

A box quote describing outcomes of Tourism Saskatchewan's Ready to Work program.

The main goal of the program is to help individuals develop work experience, in order to build a strong labour force and economy for Saskatchewan communities. What's important to note here is that individuals are hired for available jobs, not placements, which means there is a high success rate in finding meaningful employment once the program concludes. Other benefits include employers finding qualified employees and the tourism industry growing stronger.

Every year, there are a minimum of eight work locations throughout the province. In 2018, these included:

  • Beauval
  • Onion Lake
  • Meadow Lake
  • Pelican Narrows
  • Little Pine
  • Regina
  • Ochapowace
  • Jans Bay
  • Sandy Bay

Participants came from 24 communities in Saskatchewan, the majority of which are First Nations and Métis.

In 2018, 156 individuals started and successfully completed the program; 92 per cent of participants were Indigenous. Individuals were hired in the five industries of the tourism sector:

  • Food and beverage
  • Accommodations
  • Recreation and entertainment
  • Transportation
  • Travel

Ready to Work is a 32-week commitment.

Partnerships are a large portion of what makes this program successful. At any given location, there is on average a minimum of four partners. These include the Government of Saskatchewan, Government of Canada, Northern Career Quest, tribal councils, First Nations bands, schools, colleges, etc.

An infographic highlighting important information about Tourism Saskatchewan's Ready to Work Program.

For more information, visit industry.tourismsaskatchewan.com

Source: Tourism Saskatchewan

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