Nutrition Tips Winter 2015

Children who have meals with their family not only eat better and are healthier; they learn to socialize and do better in school. Family meals give a time and place to keep up with what is going on with everyone, help each other out, and tell family stories. Enjoying family meals help to keep food in its place as only one of life's great pleasures. Pay attention to the food and enjoy it when it is time to eat, forget about it between times. A rushed morning without breakfast can make eating well challenging. Try these quick breakfast ideas: A long afternoon commute can make eating well challenging. Pack a snack for the afternoon before your ride so you aren’t over hungry when you get home. Healthy food choices at home and at school can help students do better in school and be healthier over all. Part of learning about healthy eating is practicing. If your children’s’ school does not teach food preparation, ask your school administration how you can help to support offering classes. Snack foods like chips, candy, and pop fill children up, but don’t supply any of the nutrition they need to grow and learn. These foods should not be offered in school. Help the school community council and school administration in your children’s school to promote healthy foods in the school.

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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

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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.

Work Permit

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.