Since 2011, Saskatchewan has experienced significant Francophone economic immigration and the Conseil économique et de la Saskatchewan (CÉCS) has capitalized on a wide range of services to support newcomers' socio-economic integration in the province.
The CÉCS seeks to promote business opportunities with its workshops called " business?" These workshops cover a wide range of topics, including:
- Development of a business project
- Starting a business
- Tax and legal considerations for starting a business
The CÉCS has set up job fairs and mini-fairs to strengthen newcomers’ economic integration. The job fairs also support companies in recruiting. Because of the limited number of employers participating in the event, the focus is on networking. It allows employers to gain greater visibility among job-seekers. The Fairs also serve as an excellent springboard for businesses who want to make themselves known to newcomers seeking employment.
Access to Employment Program
“Access to Employment” supports access to the job market for young people. The CÉCS delivers this program as part of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES). It also aims to meet the growing demand for qualified personnel. It includes a component targeting immigrant women of visible minorities.
Express Entry Program
Since January 2015, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has implemented the Express Entry program.
It aims to accelerate the immigration process of foreign workers qualified according to their ability to settle in Canada and participate in the country’s economy’s success. Employers can thus meet the growing demand for qualified personnel more quickly. Visit the IRCC Official Website for further information.