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Saskatchewan’s New Labour Strategy Targets Job Growth and Workforce Diversity

March 5, 2024

Saskatchewan’s government has announced its ambitious Saskatchewan Labour Market Strategy, designed to drive job creation and ensure a skilled, diverse workforce for local employers. This strategy focuses on targeted training programs, support for underrepresented groups like Indigenous people and persons with disabilities, and an emphasis on international recruitment. It also includes the recognition of the valuable skills brought by newcomers to Canada.

Mirroring similar initiatives in other provinces, this strategy is tailored to meet the evolving needs of Saskatchewan’s growing sectors. The retail sector, for example, is poised for significant growth, with an expected 2,700 managerial roles and 4,500 other retail positions opening by 2026. The Saskatchewan Labour Market Strategy represents a major move towards bolstering the province’s economic development and enhancing the diversity of its workforce.