We Support Your Employment Journey

We believe everyone has the right to work and we are here to help you find work.

We help you to look for work by offering:

  • One-on-one career counselling
  • Workshops (resume writing, job search and effective networking skills ; Interview Preparation and How to effectively use LinkedIN) 
  • Classroom-based programming to help you look for jobs
  • General guidance and advice for job seekers

Our Employer Connections program also provides an opportunity for newcomers to connect and network with employers. Training and Special Projects.

Getting Started

We offer a variety of employment programs based on education, work experience and language level. Before you are placed in a program, you must have your language level tested.

Step 1

Get a referral from a settlement counsellor at:

Saskatoon Open Door Society (SODS)
First Floor, 100-129 3rd Avenue North

or

Newcomer Information Centre
#106 - 129 3rd Avenue North

Step 2

Bring your referral and your language test results to:

SODS Employment Service Unit
Second Floor, 129 3rd Avenue North

Step 3

Meet with an Employment Counsellor to select the program that best meets your needs.

Employment Services

Classroom-Based Programs

Skills-4-Work

Training on workplace culture in Canada, customer service, communication and effective job search tools to gain and maintain employment.

Life and Employment Enhancement Program (LEEP)

Basic life skills and entry-level employment skills for job seekers.

English-4-Employment

Employment English training to improve workplace communication skills.

Individual Programs

ESU Resources Centre

Computer and Internet access, printing services and guidance for your independent job search.

Looking for work? SODS can help with individual career management services.

Individual Career Management Services

Guidance through the credential assessment and licensing processes.

Individual Case Management Services

Individual Case Management Services

One-on-one sessions with an Employment Counsellor who can help you look for work and improve your chances of success in obtaining employment.

Youth Employment Services

Youth Employment Connections

Employment programs offered in various high schools around Saskatoon for newcomer youth of legal working age.

Youth Employment Mentorship Program

Employment program offered in various high schools around Saskatoon for newcomer youth of legal working age with multiple barriers.

Additional Services for Job Seekers

Translation, Notary and Over-the-Phone Interpretation Services

Our Employment Counsellors can refer you to our translation services for the translation of your foreign education and work-related documents (degrees, diplomas and transcripts).

Certified Notaries will verify your certificates, transcripts and related documents.

Available staff members with appropriate skills in different languages can assist with occasional needs for interpretation, in a three-way telephone conversation between you, the person you are calling, and the interpreter.

Client Financial Support Services

If you encounter financial barriers for upgrading skills, credentials or licensing, enrollment in an employment program could make you eligible to receive reimbursement for some of these expenses.

You can apply for Client Financial Support if you meet all the registration requirements and obtain the program manager’s approval.

Starting your own business?

NEED Program (Newcomer Enhanced Entrepreneurial Development)

Learn about the different aspects of starting a business in Saskatchewan, the local business requirements and how to network with other professionals, and receive one-on-one consultations with industry experts. Involves active participation in a "Pop-Op Shop" at the end of the program.

Employers Looking for Support

Our programs for employers help connect local businesses and community members looking for workers with qualified job seekers who can help them grow. 

If you have any questions about how we can help you find talented employees, please contact us directly.

Employer Partnerships and Skills Development Program

We work directly with local employers to identify labour market needs and required skills and qualifications, while providing networking opportunities and periodic skills-gap training for job seekers.

Employers will have:

  • Opportunities to highlight their organization via Employer Profile Showcases
  • Free advertising for job postings
  • Access to a large pool of internationally trained candidates
  • The ability to select from and interview pre-screened applicants

Job seekers will have access to:

  • Networking opportunities with employers at information sessions
  • Job fairs to network with prospective employers and other job seekers
  • Skills-gap training in Basic Computer, First Aid, CPR, Food Safe, Service Best, Early Childhood Education – Level 1, Personal Care Worker, Security Guard, etc.

WEconnect Job Fair

Our WEconnect job fair is a bi-annual opportunity to network directly with local employers. At this event, you can meet many local businesses and employers looking to hire newcomers.

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Annual Diversity Awards Gala

SODS holds an annual awards ceremony to recognize the achievements of companies and individuals that have shown exceptional leadership in workplace diversity and inclusiveness.

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Find a Career with Us