REGINA — The Saskatchewan Hotel and Hospitality Association (SHHA) announced on Oct. 28 that it has entered into an agreement with the Solomon Islands’ Guadalcanal province to facilitate the entry of recent hospitality graduates to gain work experience in Saskatchewan.
Under the agreement, SHHA will provide opportunities to the graduates of the Hospitality Program from Guadalcanal Province to come to Canada in a temporary capacity to gain experience in the tourism and service industry.
“Employers in many communities across the province are experiencing labour shortages and are finding it very challenging to maintain minimum staffing levels,” said SHHA CEO Jim Bence in a release. “We as an association need to be creative in addressing the requirements of our membership and the Solomon Islands represents a unique and exciting opportunity to satisfy the needs of both our members and the Government and peoples of the Solomon Islands.”
The Solomon Islands is a sovereign country consisting of a large number of islands lying east of Papua New Guinea. The country’s citizens do not require a temporary resident visa for Canada.