[Saskatchewan] Updates Occupation Demand List Because of The Following Changes in Job Market…

The province of Saskatchewan has re-updated the in-demand Occupation list and conducted an invitation round on 1st May 2019. As a result, a total of 202 candidates have received an invitation in this draw round. Refer to the table below!

Saskatchewan has updated the occupation list a few times in the months of April and May. The province has removed several occupations each time it introduced a new list. Take a look!

For your reference, here is the updated occupation list! If you have work experience in any of these occupations, call us to review your profile for Saskatchewan. In case, you are already in the pool (and qualify all requirements), you may get an invitation soon. Of course, you will not be notified of your PNP nomination via a newsletter. But it’s wise to know the immigration trends and prepare yourself for a selection round.

Why Should You Choose Saskatchewan?

There are many debates on Canadian provinces growing stronger over the years. But how much of these buzzing headlines are true?

Saskatchewan has been one of the economic centres of Canada like Ontario and British Columbia. But you may not have an authentic outlook of this province and the lifestyle it offers. Therefore in this post, we are featuring the official reports, data, and statistics, provided by the government of Saskatchewan. Keep reading and find out the reasons to choose Saskatchewan as your migrant destination in Canada.

1. Saskatchewan’s Expected GDP Growth

Saskatchewan experienced a GDP growth of 2.2% in 2017 and the economy grew by 1.0% in 2018. The GDP is expected to grow by 1.2% in 2019 and 2.4% in 2020. Moreover, a growth of 3.6% in the next two years.

With a strengthening economy, Saskatchewan is experiencing job market growth as well. An overall of 9,000 new jobs was added to the labour market in February of 2019. By 2022, it is anticipated that job growth will be 5,000 jobs per year.

2.Saskatchewan’s Labour Market Investments, Annual Budget, and Tax Distribution

Saskatchewan’s 2019-20 Budget is balanced, with a projected surplus of $34.4 million. The expected revenue of the year 2019-20 is $15.03 billion, an increase of $782 million (5.5%) from last year.

The 2019-20 Budget provides increased support in almost every expense category!

  • Health care

  • Social services and assistance

  • Protection of persons and property

  • Post-secondary education sectors

  • Agriculture

  • Community development

  • Environment and natural resources

  • and transportation

Furthermore, the 2019-20 budget will keep taxes low while providing quality services for all Saskatchewan people. To begin with, the province is among the lowest personal and corporate taxes in the country. In the current annual budget, there are no tax increases and no new taxes. We believe that Saskatchewan will continue to follow the trend in future as well.

As an immigrant, the best reason to move to any foreign country would be to pay a lower tax and save more. If yes, Saskatchewan is definitely the destination for you as a family of four pays no provincial income tax on their first $51,600 of combined income.

Education expense is budgeted at $3.28 billion, an increase of $19.2 million from last year. We are very pleased to convey that the budget includes FREE Immigration and Career Training for the new migrants.

Continuing, here is a summary of investments that are made by the government as well as private sectors in Saskatchewan in the months of March and April 2019.

4th March – 8th March 2019

The Province launched its Mental Health Capacity Building pilot project. School divisions have received funding to hire School co-ordinators and Wellness promoters to facilitate the program.

  • The Government of Canada has granted $40M to EVRAZ North America Inc. through its Strategic Innovation Fund to upgrade its facilities and hire workers in Regina and Red Deer, Alberta.

11th March – 15th March 2019

  • SaskTel is on track to install small cell site towers in 50 communities across the province and install another 41 cell sites by the end of March 2019.

  • The Government of Canada has granted $500M to Saskatchewan for jobs and skills training in the province through the Workforce Development Agreement (WDA) and the Labour Market Development Agreement (LMDA).

  • The government has granted a sum of $81.7M to upgrade sections of Saskatchewan highways. An opportunity for Civil and infrastructure engineers.

  • The Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford recently opened its doors and currently recruiting more Psychiatrists prior to adding more patients.

  • Sycamore Energy Inc. is planning to make Moose Jaw its Saskatchewan headquarters. The renewable energy firm plans to employ more engineers over the next two years.

  • Saskatchewan is creating more licensed daycare spaces and 130 new spots are added in Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon, Humboldt and Delisle regions.

18th March – 29th March 2019

  • Canadian National Railway is spending more than $245M to upgrade railway infrastructure throughout the province.

  • Saskatchewan earmarked $23M for the Saskatoon Children’s Hospital in its2019-20 budget to hire more doctors, nurses and other staff.

  • The government is providing an additional $30M for mental health and addictions services. The funding will be used to hire more healthcare staff and improve existing services.

  • Retail and Consumer support Job opportunities in the Grain Millers’ oat facility; new retail stores of Sleep Country, Brewed Awakening, Olive Garden, Miyosiwin Salon, Rel8, Sarcan Depot, and Westleaf Inc.

1st April -15th April 2019

  • The number of people employed in Saskatchewan increased 3,900 month-over-month in March. Meanwhile, the province’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.9% – the lowest level since August 2015.

  • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $12M in funding for autism services and supports. The funding is to hire mental health professionals.

  • FHQ Developments and PQA Testing launched a new software testing company, PLATO Sask Testing. The Indigenous-owned company will offer full-time employment.

3. Employment and Unemployment STATUS

As mentioned previously, the Saskatchewan construction industry has seen significant expansion over the past decade, with overall employment levels expected to double. That is why the budget plan includes investments in the construction, major renovations and repairs. Also investment in major information technology (IT) projects.

In the next 10 years, due to the fluctuation in commodity prices the engineering construction employment may decrease through 2021. On the other hand, new planned mining projects are anticipated to raise demand between 2022 and 2024. Know more here!

Saskatchewan aims to lower the unemployment rate with a higher-performing workforce and a more successful economy. The province believes that the migrants can bring such positive flows. As any Canadian province, Saskatchewan also suffers from the low population. To stay competitive in the labour market, it needs a crowd of workers that are proficient with their skills.

If you think you are a qualified skilled worker and have expertise in any of the demand occupations, do not delay, call us, we can discuss the opportunity because it may not be long before SINP opens with a larger quota.

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