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1 SWIP Canada PRESENTATION

2 GEORGE EGUAKUN GCAS PROJECT DIRECTOR

3 Challenges Meet the growing demand for skilled workers driven by economic boom and the aging populationMeet the growing demand for skilled workers driven by economic boom and the aging population aging population aging population Competition with other provinces to find employeesCompetition with other provinces to find employees Replacement due to retirement of older workersReplacement due to retirement of older workers

4 Expert Solutions Increase international and interprovincial migration to SaskatchewanIncrease international and interprovincial migration to Saskatchewan Need young well-educated youthNeed young well-educated youth Raise education levels in the populationRaise education levels in the population

5 Immigrant Sources of Labour PhilippinesPhilippines MexicoMexico UkraineUkraine UKUK Ghana and Uganda have something to offerGhana and Uganda have something to offer Alberta and BC are already benefiting from these countriesAlberta and BC are already benefiting from these countries

6 SWIP Pilot Project Community-based project with financial support from SINPCommunity-based project with financial support from SINP To bring awareness to Saskatchewan Employers about skilled workers fromTo bring awareness to Saskatchewan Employers about skilled workers from GhanaGhana UgandaUganda Both English SpeakingBoth English Speaking

7 SWIP Canada Who are we? Innovative community-based employment services programInnovative community-based employment services program Delivered by the GCAS and UCAS in SaskatchewanDelivered by the GCAS and UCAS in Saskatchewan In collaboration with SINPSINP SOS Labour Ghana LtdSOS Labour Ghana Ltd International Organization for MigrantsInternational Organization for Migrants Open Door SocietyOpen Door Society

8 Services Help employer go through hiring processHelp employer go through hiring process Conduct screening and initial interview on behalf of employers in Ghana/UgandaConduct screening and initial interview on behalf of employers in Ghana/Uganda

9 Why Hire from Ghana-Uganda? Employer BenefitsEmployer Benefits –Excellent, English speaking, Experienced workforce –Young, energetic and hard working pre-trained skilled workers – percent retention rates for those already in Canada Saskatchewan benefitsSaskatchewan benefits –Address labour shortage long-term –Economic development of Saskatchewan and Canada –Create market for Saskatchewan goods and services –Increased population

10 ELAINE MCNEIL International Education and Training Consultant

11 Why Hire from Ghana/Uganda British Education systemBritish Education system Polytechnics—Program with SIASTPolytechnics—Program with SIAST UniversitiesUniversities Large pool of skilled and semi-skilled personnel.Large pool of skilled and semi-skilled personnel.

12 CHRISTINE LWANGA UCAS PROJECT DIRECTOR

13 Profiles of Skilled workers currently in Saskatchewan We are already contributing to the Province and can do more

14 Health Sector Dr. Joseph Buwembo is a Neurosurgeon and has practiced in Regina, since June He is the current president of the Regina & District Medical society. Originally trained in Uganda as a medical doctor.

15 Health Sector Justine a Uganda Canadian youth is taking a Nursing degree program through the University of Saskatchewan.Justine a Uganda Canadian youth is taking a Nursing degree program through the University of Saskatchewan. Working as a nursing Assistant at Extend CareWorking as a nursing Assistant at Extend Care Justine has lived in Regina since 1992Justine has lived in Regina since 1992 JUSTINE SELA

16 Health Sector Dr. Lwanga is a specialist in Internal Medicine practicing in Regina since 1995Dr. Lwanga is a specialist in Internal Medicine practicing in Regina since 1995 Clinical Assistant Prof. of Medicine, University of SaskatchewanClinical Assistant Prof. of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan Originally trained as a medical doctor, Makerere University, Uganda.Originally trained as a medical doctor, Makerere University, Uganda. Dr. Steven Lwanga

17 Construction Industry Miriam Kisakye came to Canada in 2003 and initially settled in Montreal; she moved to Saskatchewan in She graduated with a Degree in Architecture from Makerere University, Uganda and took further training in Canada from Montreal Technical College and received a diploma in Architectural Technology. Mirian is certified by CACB (Canadian Architects’ Certification Board) and is currently working with David W Edward Architect Ltd. In Regina, SK.

18 Hospitality Industry Aidah Kabusi is Dietacian atAidah Kabusi is Dietacian at Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region She has 11 years of work experience in the hospitality industry.She has 11 years of work experience in the hospitality industry. Aidah

19 Princess Naa Asie Ocansey CEO MY GOOD NEIGHBOR GLOBAL RECRUITMENT MY GOOD NEIGHBOR GLOBAL RECRUITMENT

20 PROFILE OF WORKERS IN OUR DATABASE Over 50 from UgandaOver 50 from Uganda Over 100 from GhanaOver 100 from Ghana Already prepared to work in CanadaAlready prepared to work in Canada

21 The Process? Contact us with your requestContact us with your request We arrange administrative detailsWe arrange administrative details We liaise between you and employee in Ghana and UgandaWe liaise between you and employee in Ghana and Uganda Provide ongoing support when workers are hereProvide ongoing support when workers are here

22 The Recruitment Process LMO – Assist customers to do LMO or E- LMOLMO – Assist customers to do LMO or E- LMO Recruitment activities – mostly by radio, print, tv adverts, university campus drives and hospitality schools campaigns.Recruitment activities – mostly by radio, print, tv adverts, university campus drives and hospitality schools campaigns. Most effective by word of mouth, referrals graduates of hrh hospitality school, Integrity College graduates and the Certified Global Workers program of Ghana/UgandaMost effective by word of mouth, referrals graduates of hrh hospitality school, Integrity College graduates and the Certified Global Workers program of Ghana/Uganda

23 OUR RECRUITMENT PROCESS Candidates are pre-screened, assessed through basic questionnaire to test ability to read, write, comprehend and speak English.Candidates are pre-screened, assessed through basic questionnaire to test ability to read, write, comprehend and speak English. Prescreening involves police, drug and alcohol as well as social background checks.Prescreening involves police, drug and alcohol as well as social background checks. Upon selection, employment and certificate verification and authentication.Upon selection, employment and certificate verification and authentication. Resumes are prepared – sent to employer and webcam or phone interviews or in person set up. Resumes are prepared – sent to employer and webcam or phone interviews or in person set up.

24 OUR RECRUITMENT PROCESS Employer will send us a special power of attorneyEmployer will send us a special power of attorney Progress reports are issued as follows:Progress reports are issued as follows: –End of recruitment process –Worker selection, and preparation for Embassy/medicals. –Visa and work permits issued. –Departure report to indicate how many workers took the flight to Canada. Every six months till end of contract.Every six months till end of contract. Will work with employer on last contract to determine which workers will be needed back to Canada – re-entry report.Will work with employer on last contract to determine which workers will be needed back to Canada – re-entry report.

25 FEE SCHEDULE A twenty-six step cost matrix.Workers pay no fee for recruitment and job placement.A twenty-six step cost matrix.Workers pay no fee for recruitment and job placement. Employer pays $1500-$2500 for semi-skilled, $ $4000 for Skilled workers.Employer pays $1500-$2500 for semi-skilled, $ $4000 for Skilled workers. Settlement fee is $200 per worker – airport, sin card, banking etc.Settlement fee is $200 per worker – airport, sin card, banking etc week Integrity training program. This helps retention – preparation and superior performance, positive attitude.6-12 week Integrity training program. This helps retention – preparation and superior performance, positive attitude. Turn around time from receipt of LMO and employment contract is 6-8 weeks for worker to be in Canada - depending on medicals.Turn around time from receipt of LMO and employment contract is 6-8 weeks for worker to be in Canada - depending on medicals.

26 OUR CAPABILITES Workers can be prepared with resumes for in- person or webcam interviews –within seven - ten days.Workers can be prepared with resumes for in- person or webcam interviews –within seven - ten days. Upon receipt of LMO and employment contract – 6-8 weeks if medicals are perfect.Upon receipt of LMO and employment contract – 6-8 weeks if medicals are perfect. Ghanaian and Uganda –Canadian Associations of SaskatchewanGhanaian and Uganda –Canadian Associations of Saskatchewan Open Door Society to assist with housing and other settlement and integration issues. Open Door Society to assist with housing and other settlement and integration issues.

27 OUR CAPABILITIES We can supply up to 500 workers maximum per order.We can supply up to 500 workers maximum per order. Pursuing discussions of MOU’s to be signed between Saskatchewan and Ghana, Ugandan Govts by the end of 2009.Pursuing discussions of MOU’s to be signed between Saskatchewan and Ghana, Ugandan Govts by the end of This will enable CIC to have more resources for timely processing of thousands of workers.This will enable CIC to have more resources for timely processing of thousands of workers. Proper infrastructure for the protection of Ghana/Uganda workers’ welfare.Proper infrastructure for the protection of Ghana/Uganda workers’ welfare. Appointment of a labor attache in Canada by the Govts. of Ghana/Uganda. Appointment of a labor attache in Canada by the Govts. of Ghana/Uganda.

28 LIST OF AFFILIATE COMPANIES IN CANADAIN CANADA McDonaldsMcDonalds PTI Group – Edmonton, Shelagh WagarPTI Group – Edmonton, Shelagh Wagar Prizm– Kfc/Tacobell, Calgry– Sue WoodPrizm– Kfc/Tacobell, Calgry– Sue Wood Caliber Systems – Laura MarraCaliber Systems – Laura Marra In The USAIn The USA Cache Creek Hotels And CasinosCache Creek Hotels And Casinos Preferred Provider Marriot/StarwoodPreferred Provider Marriot/Starwood Yum! RestaurantsYum! Restaurants

29 GEORGE EGUAKUN GCAS PROJECT DIRECTOR

30 The Ghana-Uganda Foreign Worker Advantage Willingness to relocate to SaskatchewanWillingness to relocate to Saskatchewan Excellent, English Speaking, Experienced workersExcellent, English Speaking, Experienced workers Larger pool of young people average median age 17 yearsLarger pool of young people average median age 17 yearsLarger pool of young people average median age 17 yearsLarger pool of young people average median age 17 years Higher participation rate in Science, Engineering, Manufacturing, Construction and HospitalityHigher participation rate in Science, Engineering, Manufacturing, Construction and HospitalityHigher participation rate in Science, Engineering, Manufacturing, Construction and HospitalityHigher participation rate in Science, Engineering, Manufacturing, Construction and Hospitality High retention rates in Canada-lower flight riskHigh retention rates in Canada-lower flight risk

31 Contact George Eguakun— Eguakun— Christine

32 Finally! Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and to establish this win-win program which will help keep your company on the leading edge with excellent, experienced, English speaking workers while helping our workers contribute to Saskatchewan’s economic development.

33 Natural Growth Rate (births less deaths) The “natural growth rate” has fallen to 2,000 persons per year from over 10,000 in the early 1980s. It will continue to be low. That means the size of the provincial population will be determined by migration to an even greater extent than it is now.

34 % Tertiary Students in Science, Engineering, Manufacturing, Construction, Hospitality

35 Median Age


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