To search for foreign workers internationally:
- Advertise your job vacancy. You can indicate that you are open to international applicants. You can use SaskJobs or Canada Job Bank to post job vacancies.
- Contact SaskJobs – Employer Services to help you define your labour needs, find domestic talent pools and connect you to programs and services to address workforce challenges.
- Gather feedback from employers in your area who have experience recruiting international workers.
- Talk to recent immigrants to Saskatchewan who are working in the field you’re hiring in.
- Contact immigrant service agencies to seek advice on your recruitment efforts and find out if there are eligible/interested workers currently in the province.
- Advertise on international websites that connect employers with job seekers.
- Attend recruitment job fair events, domestically or internationally.
Target your search and recruitment procedures so that you get the best possible candidates applying for your employment opportunities. You can conduct interviews by webcam/skype or other methods to determine the qualifications and skills of the candidates you are considering.
It's the employer's responsibility to make sure the candidate hired has the qualifications, skills and abilities for the position. To help you prepare to interview or hire an international worker, the following resources have helpful information:
- The Employer's Roadmap to Hiring and Retaining Internationally Trained Workers
- Hire, Train, and Manage Employees
- Job Bank Employer Resources
Ensure you understand the program requirements for the immigration program that you are planning to use to bring the employee to Canada.
Assessing English Language Skills
It's important to consider a potential employee's language ability for the position you're seeking to fill. The SINP has language requirements that vary based on the skill level of the job. New immigrants to Saskatchewan can access English classes to help them improve their English language abilities for both the workplace and community.
Assessing Work Skills and International Credentials
If you are recruiting a worker for a regulated occupation, the applicable regulatory body will need to assess the candidate's qualifications and credentials so that they can work in their occupation in Saskatchewan. To find the applicable regulatory body, please visit Saskatchewan Regulatory Bodies.