Tradespeople will have credentials recognized before immigrating

Program will help Saskatchewan businesses facing skilled labour shortages
||Last Updated: 08/07/2008

For Saskatchewan employers struggling to hire people skilled in the mechanical trades, relief will soon be on the way. A new pilot project, announced by the federal government, will help foreign-trained tradespeople get their credentials recognized before immigrating to Saskatchewan.

"It will benefit immigrants as well as employers who are struggling with skilled labour shortages, and be good for the Saskatchewan economy," said Lynne Yelich, parliamentary secretary to the minister of human resources and social development.

The federal government will invest $3 million for the Foreign Credential Recognition Support for Labour Market Needs in Saskatchewan project.