On November 1, the Government of Saskatchewan hosted a career fair for Ukrainian refugees. It took place at the Viterra International Trade Centre in Regina.
The Government of Saskatchewan said that around 90 employers, agencies, and chambers of commerce were on hand to provide information about employment opportunities across Saskatchewan. Representatives from the agriculture, construction, health, hospitality, industrial manufacturing, mining, retail, tech, and transportation industries also participated.
“Finding employment is a significant and meaningful step in the settlement process for newcomers," Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said. “By bringing businesses, chambers of commerce, and settlement services agencies together at a career fair, we aim to make that often stressful process a bit easier. I want to thank our business community who have stepped up in such a significant way to assist the over 2000 newly arrived Ukrainian refugees who have come to our province."
Additional information about programs and services available to Ukrainian newcomers can be accessed by:
- phone toll-free at 1-833-613-0485
- email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- online at www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/saskatchewan-supports-ukraine
The invasion of Ukraine by the Russian army has forced millions of Ukrainian people to flee their country in search of safety. More than 2,300 displaced Ukrainians have arrived in Saskatchewan since the conflict began.