Surrounded on the west by Alberta, on the north by the Northwest Territories and on the east by Manitoba, Saskatchewan is the only province in Canada without any natural borders. A major part of the province is covered with fresh water composed of rivers, lakes and other water bodies. The southern plains are covered with grasslands while to the north is the Canadian Shield Plateau. The provincial capital Regina exhibits the natural history and is home to the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Saskatchewan receives the most amount of sunshine than any other province in Canada. Initially, the economy was primarily based on agriculture; however the advancement in technology and diversification, forestry , fishing and hunting have also contributed to the economy making up 6.8% of the province’s GDP. 2017 has been a great year for change, with increasing population and unaffordable lifestyle conditions, a large number of people have plans of migrating to a better place in accordance to their lifestyle. Saskatchewan has proven itself to be a great place to look forward to. Here, we are going to highlight the process of migrating to Saskatchewan, the occupation and demand spheres and the major attractions of the place.
Saskatchewan offers a number of opportunities to the aspirants planning to migrate to the place. According to the new update by the Saskatchewan Express Entry, 1000 new applications have been released under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program allowing the eligible aspirants an entry to the immigration pool to apply for provincial nomination without a job offer. It operates on a first come first serve basis with a given list of in demand occupations. The in demand occupations can be classified into two categories differentiated by the availability of professional license and the non availability of the same. The list can be checked at http://bit.ly/2zTSQob
The cases where a professional license is required can be completed from outside Canada.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements
In order to be eligible for the SINP’s International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category, candidates must:
- Have proof of legal status, if currently residing in Canada;
- Have an Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Validation Code;
- Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid.
- Provide language test results from a designated testing agency that match the language level declared in the Express Entry profile;
- Have completed at least one year of post-secondary education or training which is comparable to the Canadian education system and which has resulted in a degree, diploma, or certificate;
- Have a minimum level of work experience related to their field of education or training in a highly skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, or B) that is considered to be in-demand in Saskatchewan (See in-demand occupations list above);
Have at least one of the following in the field of education or training occupation:
- One year work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled profession (non-trades),
- Two years work experience in a skilled trade in the past five years; or
- Twelve months work experience in Canada in the past three years (trades and non-trades).
Obtain proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure if their profession is regulated in Saskatchewan and requires mandatory (compulsory) certification or licensing; and
Have proof of sufficient settlement funds and a settlement plan.
Education at Saskatchewan
Committed to the success and well being of the Saskatchewan learners, the Ministry Of Education ensures a highly skilled and highly educated population which ultimately contributes to the overall success of the province. Facilities like early learning and child care, literacy and a network of libraries are available in the province. The ministry and the institutions are coordinated to work together towards the same goal.
The education is divided in elementary, secondary and post secondary segments. The curriculum is organised to empower and develop skills and morals to improve the quality of life of the people and the place.
With 28 school divisions having a Regional Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, each school has administrative branches that oversee the provision
and infrastructure, staff and its functioning and the welfare of the institution. It also implements the policies and curriculum set up by the Government of Saskatchewan. Each school division administers a number of regional schools. There are four main school board division designations.
- Public School Divisions
- Separate School Divisions
- Francophone School Division
- Protestant School Division
There is a wide variety of courses and opportunities for students and teachers. All the teachers are members of the Saskatchewan Teacher’s Federation, an organization created in 1933.
Some of the known institutions include the University of Saskatchewan, The University of Regina, Parkland College and Luther College.
Lifestyle and Culture
Saskatchewan is place of seasonal charm and a stable society. The society is built on an open and democratic justice system designed to protect its citizens and secure its resources. The constitution ensures individual human rights and guarantees fairness and protection for all its residents. It is a great place to raise children with a friendly and safe environment.
Urban or rural, the place has a tradition associated with great history that revolves around a sense of togetherness and the importance of family. The leisure time in Saskatchewan is cherished by everyone. The cities are graced by parks such as the Meewasin Valley and Wakamow Valley.
Sports lovers can have a great time experiencing professional football, baseball and major junior hockey. Also, there are excellent golf clubs and private clubs.
Part of the allure of starting a new life is having leisure time and lots of opportunity to enjoy it. The range of what Saskatchewan has to offer will amaze and delight you.
Aspirants willing to migrate to the place can visit makevisas.com for more information regarding the migration process and the skill programmes offered by the government.
So that next time, you are the one saying ‘I’ve been through the Rockies, I’ve seen Saskatoon,’