Saskatchewan Looking For Workers During Recession

While most of the rest of Canada is reeling with the recession, Saskatchewan is bringing in more workers. Our labour minister, Rob Morris, stated at the end of February 2009 that Saskatchewan is still facing a labour shortage.

The message is clear, Saskatchewan is now the “land of opportunity”. I see it in my day to day Saskatoon Real Estate career with houses for sale in Saskatoon…we are finally getting a lot more SOLD signs! SOLD in Saskatoon, yay!

From December 2008 until the end of January 2009 Saskatchewan jobs have increased by having 1600 added, while other provinces have lost almost 100,000.

Our local SaskJobs website has had an all time new record of hits last month from people looking for jobs in Saskatoon from outside of the province.

I have even had the opportunity to help sell real estate in Saskatoon to some lovely ladies from the Phillipines in recent months as well as to meet people from the Ukraine who were looking to buy a house in Saskatoon.

For years Saskatchewan has suffered “brain drain” and we have lost many talented workers and graduates that were produced right here in Saskatchewan and now we are embracing the change in the economy and we are luring them back. More ex-pats are buying houses in Saskatoon and more Saskatchewanites are looking at real estate in Saskatoon on my website.

Kari Calder
Saskatoon Real Estate Agent
Century 21 Conexus Realty Ltd.

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