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- Job Opportunities
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- New Employee Pre-Orientation
- Practicum Placements
- Mentorship Program
- Internationally Educated Health Professionals
- Pre-Health Professions Club
- Professions in Sun Country
- Financial Support
- Applying for a Position
- Employee Health Benefits
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Tel: (306) 842-8399
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Sun Country Health Region Wants International Applicants!
To work in Saskatchewan, Canada, as a health care professional, you will require an employment authorization (work permit/work visa). An Immigration Officer issues the employment authorization after Service Canada approves your job offer. The full process to receive a work visa, which enables you to work in health care in Canada, typically takes 4-6 months.
An example, but not complete list of requirements (as various health professions will differ), may include:
- Completed application form for a work permit in Canada
- 2 (two) recent passport size photographs
- Your present and previous passport or travel documents
- Copies of your birth certificate
- Payment of processing fee Educational certificates and past employers
- Letters of reference from present and past employers
- An offer of employment from Sun Country Health Region
- Employment Validation from Service Canada
- Registration with the Saskatchewan Association of your health care profession (temporary registration or temporary supervised registration may be sufficient)
- A medical examination by a designated medical practitioner on Canada's designated medical practitioner's list. A list of Practitioners can be obtained from the Citizen and Immigration Canada or Government of Saskatchewan - Immigration
- Government of Saskatchewan - Immigration
- Citizen and immigration Canada
- Government of Canada
- Immigroup Immigration Services
- Immigration Online Canada
Before You Can Work
Social Insurance Number (SIN)
You must have a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canada. A SIN is a nine-digit number you need to work or to receive Canadian government services. Your SIN number is personal and should be kept confidential; each person has a unique SIN number. Visit Service Canada's website for information on how to get a Social Insurance Number.
If you are not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, you need to be authorized to work in Canada. In most situations, you will need a work permit. For more information on who is eligible and how to apply for a temporary work permit, visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada's website.
Here are some answers to common questions about Working Temporarily in Saskatchewan. This information is translated into a number of languages.