Employers

Thank you for your interest in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) project! Please review the information below and follow the steps carefully. All community-based questions should be sent via the Contact Us form, below. For more information regarding the Pilot, please visit the IRCC website.

Note: Employers should be aware that the processing time for a Permanent Residence application is approximately 12 months. RNIP participants can apply for a temporary work permit to begin working sooner while they wait for their permanent residency.

Employer PROCESS

Employers in Saskatchewan are required to obtain a Certificate of Registration in compliance with The Foreign Worker Recruitment and Immigration Services Act (FWRISA) to recruit foreign workers for employment within their business. A copy of the Certificate of Registration should be provided to the Program Coordinator prior to posting a job on the RNIP website. The application processing time typically takes 1 to 2 weeks. Please click on the button below to apply. (Note: The Application for Registration page indicates that it is specific to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), but it also applies to the RNIP program.)

Interested employers should “Contact Us” using the form below to express their interest in the RNIP Program. Next steps, including mandatory training, will be discussed with the Program Coordinator.

Sign the mandatory Employer Declaration and submit it to the Program Coordinator, including an attestation that an effort was made to recruit a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Provide information regarding your job posting to the Program Coordinator; this information will be used to create your job posting on Moose Jaw’s RNIP job board.

  • Conduct normal hiring procedures once candidates apply to your job postings. Complete and sign an IRCC form IMM 5984 “Offer of Employment Form” for the candidate that best fits your position. Additional information regarding job offer requirements is provided below.
  • Inform the Program Coordinator that you are referring a candidate for recommendation.
  • Instruct the candidate to apply for community recommendation to the Community via their candidate profile, ensuring that they submit their Offer of Employment Form.
  • Assist the candidate throughout the recommendation period and the subsequent permanent resident and temporary work permit (optional) application with IRCC.


Please visit the IRCC website for application instructions.

Once the newcomer arrives in the community and starts working, employers are expected to fulfill program settlement requirements, including assigning a culturally sensitive on-the-job mentor to newcomer employees, and any 2 of the following action items:

  • Ensuring that senior management/the owner/etc. complete intercultural training (training can be provided by the Moose Jaw Multicultural Council (MJMC));
  • Providing intercultural training to staff that are in a supervisory role or work directly with a newcomer employee (training can be provided by the MJMC);
  • Attending educational seminars, conferences, or information sessions related to supporting and/or retaining newcomers;
  • Making appropriate referrals for newcomers to access settlement services, community resources, groups, associations, and/or community organizations.
  • Offering team-building activities within the workplace to promote cross-cultural understanding and awareness;
  • Establishing a workplace diversity and inclusion committee;
  • Subscribing to the Prairie Skies Integration Network’s (PSIN) newsletter promoting an inclusive community; and/or
  • Providing time off or a flexible work schedule to newcomer employees to allow for language training, appointments with settlement counsellors, enrolling children in school, applying for health cards, obtaining a driving license, etc.

It is important to note the following:

  • All decisions made by the Community are final and are not subject to appeal.
  • Receiving a recommendation from the Community does not guarantee permanent residence; IRCC has sole authority to approve or refuse all applications for permanent residence.

To be recommended by the Selection Committee, the job offer must be for a full-time and permanent position in an “in demand” occupation as defined by the Selection Committee.

Note:

  • “Full-time” means the job must be a minimum of 1,560 hours a year and a minimum of 30 hours of paid work per week.
  • “Permanent” means the job is not seasonal employment and must be of indeterminate duration (no fixed end date).

The wage for the job being offered must be within the range of wages for that particular occupation within the specified region of Saskatchewan (as identified by the federal government) where the candidate will be working.

If the employer wishes to hire a foreign national through the Moose Jaw RNIP, the job offer must be provided to the applicant on IRCC form IMM 5984. It must be signed by the employer and co-signed by the primary applicant. The foreign national in receipt of the qualifying job offer applies to the Moose Jaw RNIP for a community recommendation on IRCC form IMM 5911 via the process established by the Selection Committee.

Note: Foreign nationals create an online candidate profile and can apply for jobs posted on the Moose Jaw RNIP site. The RNIP Committee reviews online applications received through the Moose Jaw RNIP website and only forwards the applications that meet minimum skills, education, and experience requirements to the employer.

Employers participating in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot are required to be approved by a provincial registration process before hiring a foreign worker. All employers must register with the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety (LRWS) and obtain a Certificate of Registration, as outlined under The Foreign Worker Recruitment and Immigration Services Act (FWRISA). The FWRISA helps ensure that employers treat immigrants and foreign workers in a fair, honest, and respectful manner.

There is no charge to employers to complete this registration process. This is a one-time application which must be complete before hiring a foreign worker. Employers would not have to do this step for each job posting.

Please visit the link below for more information and to register with the LRWS.

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/moving-to-saskatchewan/hire-a-foreign-worker/recruit-and-hire-workers-with-sinp

Once employers obtain their Certificate of Registration, they must provide a copy of their Certificate of Registration to the RNIP Program Coordinator for verification.

FRAUD AND MISREPRESENTATION

Fraud and misrepresentation are taken very seriously by the Community and by IRCC. Any business found to be misrepresenting themselves or committing fraud will be banned from applying for recommendation for the duration of the Pilot, along with any associated parties.

Misrepresentation and fraud can take many forms including, but not limited to:

  • Submission of fraudulent documents;
  • Accepting or offering money for a job offer; or
  • Intentionally misleading the Community

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