The Government of Saskatchewan Healthcare Recruitment and Retention Navigator Team is part of the province’s Health Human Resource Action plan to accelerate efforts to attract and retain health care workers. The Navigation supports are free and intended to support the recruitment of internationally educated healthcare professionals (IEHPs) wanting to relocate to Saskatchewan from abroad.
Navigators work one-to-one with IEHPs interested in relocating to Saskatchewan to support them through the necessary steps to obtain licensure, find career opportunities, and provide up-to-date information and resources. The navigators will support your journey to joining the Saskatchewan healthcare workforce by providing you information and connecting you to services.
Navigators provide a one-stop shop of support for families or individuals including:
- Support pre-arrival connections to Saskatchewan;
- One-stop for individuals and families;
- Community connection to cultural/interest groups and networks;
- Personalized action plans for career pathway to find employment in the Saskatchewan health care sector;
- Potential funding supports;
- Professional development through formalized bridging programs, language assessments, licensure process; and,
- Referrals to other agencies and support.
How much does it cost?
Navigator services are FREE.
How can a navigator make a difference?
Getting ready to move to another country can be quite overwhelming. As many steps are necessary to work in Saskatchewan as an internationally educated healthcare professional, our Navigators will be able to assist you to ensure a successful transition to Saskatchewan.
How do I connect with a Health Recruitment and Retention Navigator Service?
To book a time with a Navigator, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are able to meet with you virtually with a time that meets your needs!
After meeting with a navigator, an action plan will be customized just for you detailing your next steps and getting you closer to your goal to work and live in Saskatchewan.
Meet Our Navigators
Jamie was born and raised in Saskatchewan where she completed her education in Business Accountancy. Jamie was lucky enough to start her career in government with the Ministry of Social Services in 2017 where she discovered her love for helping people. She moved to the Ministry of Finance to further her career within her educational scope. Her new role involved helping people with issues that affected their livelihood. Jamie knew this was her path and looked for opportunities to expand her knowledge to provide specialized support to the people she served. So when the opportunity to join the team as a Health Recruitment and Retention Navigator presented itself, she jumped at the chance. A majority of the women in Jamie’s family work in health care in Saskatchewan, so she is well aware of the system’s needs, as well as the contribution health care professionals make to that system, so supporting them is essential to its success. She is inspired by being able to support IEHPs with their journey and fulfil their employment potential within health care in Saskatchewan.
Genalin was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to Canada in 2006 under the Live-in Caregiver Program to join the Saskatchewan workforce. Saskatchewan is now her home away from home for her husband, two children, family, and friends who are like family. She is also the first Health Recruitment and Retention Navigator to join the Ministry of Health, but started her career in government in 2011 where she brought her passion for public service. One thing about Genalin is that she understands how overwhelming and challenging the journey of moving from one country to another can be. That is why she brings exceptional skills by providing support to those who are going through a similar journey. She understands that a support system is an essential key to one’s success and strives to provide all the needed support to help IEHPs realize their dream to work and live in Saskatchewan.
- NNAS—National Nursing Assessment Services
- Toll Free: +1 (855) 977-1898
- Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm ET
- Email: email@example.com
- ICT—Immigration and Career Training
- Call: 1-833-613-0485
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org