Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Saskatchewan



Saskatchewan was the first province of Canada that signed a memorandum of understanding with the Philippine labor department on the hiring of professionals and skilled workers. And just recently, a Saskatchewan delegation visited the Philippines to conduct a recruitment mission. They are looking for health care professionals, particularly Filipino Nurses. They need approximately 300 Filipino nurses!

Saskatchewan also offers an alternative ans faster way to live and work in Canada thru the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).

Cost of living
Just like in any province in Canada, the cost of living in Saskatchewan varies depending on which place you will chose to settle. Cost of living in Regina (provincial capital) and Saskatoon (largest city in the province) are higher compare to other cities such as Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Yorkton, Swift Current, and North Battleford.

Minimum wage in Saskatchewan is C$8.60/hour. There's a Filipina blogger from Saskatchewan who blogs about living in Canada, aiming to provide information for Filipinos wanting to live in Canada, too. In one of her entry, she gave an idea how is it like to live in Saskatchewan. Using the minimum wage as the basis, she showed how much would be left as savings after deducting your basic expenses. It's a conservative estimate but will give a clear picture just the same.Visit Filipino in Canada for more information about living in Saskatchewan.

Climate
Summers in Saskatchewan can be very hot, with temperatures sometimes above 32 °C during the day. Winters, on the other hand, can be bitterly cold like −17 °C. Annual precipitation averages from 12 to 18 inches annually across the province, with the bulk of rain falling in June, July, and August.

Need driving direction? Here's MapQuest Canada: Driving Direction and Map of Canada.

Related links
Government of Saskatchewan
Job Vacancies

Immigration