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Occupations In-Demand Sub-Category of Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program Reopens for 700 Applications

the CanadaVisa Team - 24 October, 2016

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A popular Canadian immigration option in the province of Saskatchewan has reopened for a limited number of applications. On Monday, October 24, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) announced that its International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand sub-category would be accepting up to 700 applications. This marks the fifth time this SINP sub-category has had an application intake so far this year. If previous intake periods are anything to go by, it can be expected that the latest intake cap may be reached within days, or even hours.

(Update: The intake cap of 700 applications for the SINP International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand sub-category was reached on the afternoon of October 24, just hours after this article was first published.)

Under this SINP sub-category, individuals with work experience in one of Saskatchewan’s in-demand occupations may submit an application for a provincial nomination certificate. With this certificate, individuals may the submit an application for permanent residence to the federal government. No job offer is required in order to be eligible under this sub-category. This sub-category is not aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system.

Because of its unique eligibility requirements, it is possible that individuals who are not eligible for Express Entry (for example, because of language ability) — as well as individuals who are eligible for Express Entry but who have so far not received an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence — may be eligible for this SINP sub-category. The current occupation list contains 21 occupations across a range of industries, notably in engineering, trades, agriculture, health care, and IT. A full list of in-demand occupations may be found below.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements for SINP International Skilled Worker - Occupations In-Demand

In order to be eligible under the Occupations In-Demand sub-category, applicants must:

To review the points assessment grid, click here.

Occupations In-Demand

The table below represents the current list of in-demand occupations for the SINP International Skilled Worker - Occupations In-Demand sub-category.

NOCOccupationSkill LevelMandatory certification
0213Computer and Information Systems Managers0No
0423Managers in Social, Community and Correctional Services0No
0513Recreation, Sports and Fitness Program and Service Directors0No
0714Facility Operation and Maintenance Managers0No
0821Managers in Agriculture0No
1224Property AdministratorsBNo
1225Purchasing Agents and OfficersBNo
1252Health Information Management OccupationsBNo
2161Mathematicians, Statisticians and ActuariesANo
2171Information Systems Analysts and ConsultantsANo
2221Biological Technologists and TechniciansBNo
2225Landscape and Horticulture Technicians and SpecialistsBNo
2231Civil Engineering Technologists and TechniciansBNo
2232Mechanical Engineering Technologists and TechniciansBNo
2244Aircraft Instrument, Electrical and Avionics Mechanics, Technicians and InspectorsBNo
2253Drafting Technologists and TechniciansBNo
2255Technical Occupations in Geomantic and MeteorologyBNo
7253Gas FittersBNo
7312Heavy-duty Equipment MechanicsBNo
7321Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical RepairersBNo
7332Appliance Servicers and RepairersBNo


To find out if you are eligible the SINP, or other Canadian immigration programs, please fill out a free online assessment today.

If you fulfill the eligibility requirements above and have experience in one of the occupations in demand listed, please contact us.

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