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By Bart B. Van Bockstaele     Mar 31, 2009 in Politics
Premier Brad Wall of Saskatchewan is trying to lure Ontario university and college graduates into moving to Saskatchewan. Graduates can earn up to $20,000 if they move to the province and stay there for at least seven years.
While the rest of the world is dining on ashes as a result of a financial crisis mainly caused by irresponsible bankers and other financial service providers, Saskatchewan is in a crisis of its own, albeit a different one.
The Star tells us that Saskatchewan has more than 6,200 unfilled jobs, and that it is looking for people to fill them. In an effort to find workers, and realizing that if Moses doesn't come to the mountain, the mountain must come to Moses, the province's premier is visiting Ontario in order to find recent university and college graduates to fill the jobs he has on offer.
In order to convince people to go to Saskatchewan, Premier Wall is offering graduates up to $20,000 CAD if they move to the province and stay there for at least seven years.
Premier Wall is delivering a speech to business leaders today, and he will attend a job fair tomorrow. This isn't his first visit to Ontario. He already came last September to target workers in Ontario's troubled manufacturing sector.
Rob Norris, the Advanced Education Minister, says that the Saskatchewan government wants to show that it is really serious about recruiting new workers. The province has been able to avoid most of the current recession and is actually expecting growth this year.
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