25 March 2014, Leader-Post

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is a made-in-Saskatchewan program that began as a pilot project in 1998 and is operated under an agreement with Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Success of the program is not only shown in numbers, but also by the many immigrants’ and their employers’ success stories.

Westcan Bulk Transport, one of the largest commodity haulers in Western Canada, has achieved success in acquiring skilled workers through the program.

“We endeavour to treat our international employees as we do our domestic employees; this is better received by both international and domestic as it leaves little room for preferential treatment one way or another,” said Chelsea Jukes, recruitment manager at Westcan. “We have invested a significant amount of resources into growing an internal knowledge base and ability to recruit internationally without the use of third parties; however we do partner with reputable third parties to streamline the workload and allow us to hire more strategically.”

The company has been using the SINP since 2003 to hire both mechanics and truck drivers.

“The professional truck driver shortage is severe and very real, and this program ensures we can broaden our recruitment and hiring initiatives beyond borders READ MORE…


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