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Before You Move to Saskatchewan

Here are some things you can do to get ready for your new life in Saskatchewan.

Access Services Before You Arrive

You can access many free pre-arrival services before you leave your home country. Some of these include information on:

Find out if you are eligible for free pre-arrival services.

These services are provided throughout Saskatchewan. Be sure to find the immigration services available near where you intend to reside.

Find a Job in Saskatchewan

You can search for a job in Saskatchewan while you are still in your home country.

Learn more about working in Saskatchewan

Prepare to Work in Your Occupation in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan has regulated and non-regulated occupations.

Regulated Occupations

You may need to be licensed before you can work in a regulated occupation in Saskatchewan. Before you arrive, contact the regulatory body in Saskatchewan to find out about what's needed and costs for licensing.

Language Requirements

Being able to understand and speak English is very important for working in Saskatchewan. Both regulated and non-regulated occupations require you to be fluent in English or French. Make sure that you understand the language requirements to work in your job.

Preparing Documents

Be sure to ask for information before you leave your home country. For example, you may need to:

  • Prepare documents from your home licensing body or educational institution.
  • Improve your English to meet the language needs.
  • Begin necessary international educational assessment.

The employer or regulatory body may ask you to bring:

  • School records, education diplomas, degrees and certificates.
  • Professional license or certificate from your home country.
  • Letters of reference from past employers.
  • Photocopies of all important documents in case the originals get lost.
  • Translated versions of the documents into English or French.

Learn English

English is the main language in Saskatchewan. English skills will help you search for a job, access services, communicate with people, and participate in activities in your new community.

Learn or improve your English while you are still in your home country. You can take an online test to find out your English level. Many on-line language courses are also available. Many online language courses are also available. After you arrive in Saskatchewan, there are also programs to help you improve your English.

English Classes in Saskatchewan

Other Important Things to Do Before You Arrive

Before you come to Saskatchewan:

  • Gather and bring all official documents belonging to you and the family members who are immigrating with you. These include:
    • Birth certificate or baptismal certificate.
    • Passport.
    • Marriage or divorce documents.
    • Adoption record for any adopted children.
    • Death certificate for a deceased spouse.
    • School records, educational diplomas, degree and certificates.
    • Medical and dental records.
    • Car registration (if you are importing your vehicle into Canada).
    • Photocopies of all important documents, in case the originals get lost.
    • Translated versions of the documents into English or French.
  • Find a place to stay for the first few weeks in Saskatchewan before you find a permanent place to live.
  • If you have found a job, learn about your employer.
  • Learn about Saskatchewan's welcome centres: Regional Newcomer Gateways.
  • Learn more about Saskatchewan and the city or town where you will move to.
  • Learn about the weather in Saskatchewan.

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