Economic immigration is currently a growth sector in Saskatchewan. The economic prosperity of recent years has brought about significant immigration to the province.
In an effort to connect the pool of newcomers and businesses looking for workers, the CÉCS has created Job Fairs and Mini Job Fairs. The individualized approach of the fairs allows each job seeker to spend a few minutes speaking to potential employers in attendance and to hand them a resume.
The CÉCS also works to promote business opportunities for newcomers through its Êtes-vous business? workshops that provide information and an introduction to business. These workshops cover a range of topics, including starting a business, finding a business idea, bookkeeping, and legal and tax considerations to be taken into account before going into business.
Have you just arrived in Saskatchewan and are looking for a job? Get your resume ready and come to the next CÉCS Job Fair.
The Job Fairs means use an individualized approach, which means that each job seeker can spend a few minutes speaking to the employers in attendance and can hand them a resume. Face-to-face networking on a one-on-one basis is an integral part of the fairs.
Before you attend the Job Fair, you should make several copies of an up-to-date resume. To register, just complete the participant form.
When you arrive, be prepared to speak directly to potential employers and to give them a copy of your resume. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the job (qualifications, working conditions, etc.) to demonstrate your interest in it.
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CÉCS Job Fairs are an effective way for businesses to find qualified workers, and to save time and money in the process.
The individualized approach of the Job Fairs means that each employer can spend a few minutes speaking to job seekers who come to their table and they can put together an interesting collection of resumes. Networking is front and centre at the events, due to the limited number of employers participating, and this increases employer visibility among job seekers.
The Fairs serve as an excellent springboard for businesses who want to gain recognition among newcomers seeking employment.
To reserve a table for the next Job Fair, just complete the registration form.
In January 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada introduced a new system to administer applications for immigration to Canada from qualified individuals. The Express Entry system selects qualified immigrants to become permanent residents based on their ability to settle in Canada and participate in the country’s economic success.
Visit the CIC Official Website for further information.
The Access Employment Program is a new program provided by the CÉCS, in conjunction with the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy. This program aims to help youths overcome employment barriers and gain the necessary skills. Learn more.