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Employment

There are many job opportunities available in Saskatchewan. 
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1. Employment Opportunities

If you are looking for employment opportunities, browse the many jobs posted on Saskatchewan's leading job site: SaskJobs.ca.

Employment opportunities to support displaced Ukrainian workers are posted with #sksupportsukraine.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program is prioritizing applications received from Ukrainian applicants.

SaskJobs.ca is connected to the National Job Bank, allowing employers to reach an even greater number of affected individuals.

If you are looking for employment supports, contact SaskJobs Career Services at:

Toll-free Number: 1-833-613-0485
Email address: ukrainesupport@gov.sk.ca

For more information, visit SaskJobs Career Services.

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2. Employer Information

Employers hiring foreign nationals must comply with the requirements of The Saskatchewan Employment Act and The Foreign Worker Recruitment and Immigration Services Act.

Since the foreign nationals from Ukraine looking for work are eligible for an open work permit, employers are not required to apply for a certificate of registration to recruit or hire them. Please visit Employer Responsibilities with Foreign Workers for more information.

Employers wishing to provide employment to eligible individuals fleeing the Ukraine are encouraged to post their jobs on SaskJobs.ca. Use #sksupportsukraine in your job ad to communicate your commitment and interest. Saskjobs.ca is connected to the National Job Bank, allowing employers to reach an even greater number of affected individuals.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program is prioritizing applications received from Ukrainian applicants.

SaskJobs Employer Services provides Saskatchewan businesses with a full range of services to assist employers in sourcing, recruiting, developing and retaining a skilled workforce. For assistance, get in touch with a SaskJobs Employer Services professional by calling 1-833-354-6914 or emailing saskjobs@gov.sk.ca.

Consider registering with UCC Saskatchewan, employment offers and position requirements can be identified by completing the Business Support registration form.

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3. Protection for Workers

Most workers in Saskatchewan, including foreign workers, are protected by The Saskatchewan Employment Act.

The act contains minimum legal requirements for employment standards (such as pay and hours of work) and occupational health and safety (including who is responsible for workplace safety and a worker’s rights in the workplace).

This Employment Standards and Working Safely in Saskatchewan handout (also available in Ukrainian) provides basic information about these topics, including the role of Employment Standards and Occupational Health and Safety.

More detailed information can be found on our website under Employment Standards and Safety in the Workplace.

Contact Us

Employment Standards:
Phone: 1-800-667-1783
Email: employmentstandards@gov.sk.ca

Occupational Health and Safety:
Phone: 1-800-567-7233
Email: ohs.general@gov.sk.ca

Visit Worksafesask.ca to learn about safe work practices.

Workplaces Under Federal Jurisdiction

Employment standards and occupational health and safety in some workplaces and industries are regulated by the Government of Canada. Those industries include:

  • Banks
  • Air transportation, including airports and airlines
  • Telephone, telegraphs and cable systems
  • Grain elevators and seed mills
  • Uranium mining and processing
  • First Nation government activities (However, some First Nations-owned employers follow Saskatchewan's employment standards.)
  • Inter-provincial and international trucking/transportation

If your workplace is federally regulated, visit the Government of Canada website or call Service Canada at 1-800-622-6232 for more information about the Canada Labour Code.

Additional Protection for Foreign Workers

If you are not yet a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you are also protected under The Foreign Worker and Immigration Services Act (FWRISA), which regulates foreign worker employers, recruiters and immigration consultants. This law protects foreign nationals from mistreatment, such as misrepresentation and paying for employment.

Foreign nationals are protected under FWRISA if they are working, looking for work, or are using the services of an immigration consultant or foreign worker recruiter.

Under FWRISA, employers are responsible for paying all costs of hiring foreign workers, including paying the recruiter. Immigration consultants and foreign worker recruiters can not charge foreign nationals any fees for recruitment or employment, provide misleading information about jobs or take advantage of a foreign national in any way.

More detailed information can be found on the website under Protections for Immigrants and Foreign Workers.

Please call 1-833-626-942 or email fwrisa@gov.sk.ca if you have any questions about foreign worker protections.

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