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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Saskatchewan?

Map highlighting Saskatchewan's location
Saskatchewan is a province located in Western Canada with over one million people who call it home.

Saskatchewan is home to people of many religious faiths, backgrounds and beliefs, and is the traditional territory of First Nations and Métis people. Saskatchewan covers 651,900 square kilometres.

One-half of the province is covered by forest, one-third is farmland and one-eighth is freshwater. Known as the “Land of Living Skies,” the views are amazing and so are the many opportunities the province has to offer.

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What are the qualifications for health-care workers interested in job opportunities in Saskatchewan?

Saskatchewan has regulatory groups that monitor nursing and health-care profession requirements that need to be met. There may be additional training needed for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and continuing care aides and other professionals from the Philippines. However, the Government of Saskatchewan has been working collaboratively with health and post-secondary partners to shorten the training and licensing pathway to allow for a quicker entry of internationally trained nurses into the labour market.

For what professions is Saskatchewan recruiting from the Philippines?

Saskatchewan is recruiting qualified Filipino registered nurses, continuing care aides and for other high priority areas such as diagnostics and laboratory.

Does Saskatchewan currently have Filipino health-care workers employed in their health system?

Yes, Saskatchewan has many Filipino health-care workers successfully building their careers within our health care system. Read about Carmela, Michael and Phoebe and watch the story of Maria Theresa Villarosa.

In fact, Saskatchewan has a very strong, supportive Filipino community base with 36,000 residents who were born in the Philippines. Tagalog is the most popular non-official mother tongue spoken by Saskatchewan residents. Because of these strong ethnic community ties that now stretch across the province, Filipino immigrants who have moved to Saskatchewan have the most positive rate of settlement and retention among all new immigrants.

What makes Saskatchewan an attractive place for overseas health-care workers?

Saskatchewan is a great place to choose to build a career in the healthcare field, but also build a life for yourself and your family. We have excellent supports and incentives for internationally trained health-care professionals interested in coming to work and live here along with their families. There are also significant employment opportunities in Saskatchewan for family members who work outside of healthcare.

Many Filipino health care workers seeking to come to Saskatchewan already have family members and friends who have settled in Saskatchewan, have heard great things about our province, and wish to join our workforce.

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