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Saskatchewan's International Skilled Worker's Express Entry sub-category reopened for 400 new applications on June 13. The intake period was filled within hours and closed on the same day. 

The Government of Saskatchewan made this announcement following a recent reopening of its International Skilled Worker In Demand subcategory of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). 

The Express Entry sub-category is for skilled workers with experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan and who are already in the federal Express Entry pool. Saskatchewan's In-demand Occupations list consists of 36 occupations, 12 of which do not require professional licensure. 

A successful nomination under the International Skilled Worker — Express Entry sub-category will result in candidates obtaining 600 additional points under the Comprehensive Ranking System and most likely receiving an Invitation to Apply for Canadian permanent residence at the next federal draw from the Express Entry pool.

This is the second time the sub-category has opened in 2018. The first time this sub-category reopened this year was on January 10 for 400 applications.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for the SINP's International Skilled Worker - Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category, candidates must:

  • Have proof of legal status, if currently residing in Canada;
  • Have been accepted into IRCC’s Express Entry pool and have an Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Validation Code;
    • The Number and Code must be included in the SINP application.
  • Provide language test results from a designated testing agency that match the language level declared in their Express Entry profile;
  • Have completed at least one year of post-secondary education or training which is comparable to the Canadian education system and which has resulted in a degree, diploma, certificate, or a certificate equivalent to a trade certificate;
  • Have a minimum level of work experience related to their field of education or training in a highly skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, or B) that is considered to be in-demand in Saskatchewan (See in-demand occupations list below);
    • At least one year of work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled profession (non-trades); OR
    • At least two years of work experience in a skilled trade within the past five years; OR
    • At least one year of skilled work experience in Canada in the past three years (trades and non-trades).
  • Obtain proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure if their profession is regulated in Saskatchewan and requires mandatory (compulsory) certification or licensing;
  • Hold a certificate of qualification (also known as a letter of invitation) in their skilled trade from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship & Trade Certification Commission if their work experience is in a skilled trade;
  • Have proof of sufficient settlement funds and a settlement plan; and
  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid.

To review the point assessment grid, click here.

Complete our free online assessment to find out if your are eligible for the SINP Canadian immigration categories.

SINP In-Demand Occupations List

Licensure not required

NOC Occupation
0423 Managers in social, community and correctional services
1122 Managers in Professional occupations in business management consulting
2212 Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
2121 Biologists and related scientists
2123 Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
2225 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
2242 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
0811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing
0821 Managers in agriculture
0911 Manufacturing managers
0912 Utilities managers

Licensure required

NOC Occupation SINP Requirements Related to Professional Status or Licensure
0211 Engineering managers Provide a letter the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing that an application for registration as an Engineer-in-Training has been approved, or, a letter from APEGS indicating that he or she have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2131 Civil engineers Provide a letter the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing that an application for registration as an Engineer-in-Training has been approved, or, a letter from APEGS indicating that he or she have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2132 Mechanical engineers Provide a letter the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing that an application for registration as an Engineer-in-Training has been approved, or, a letter from APEGS indicating that he or she have been assigned Confirmatory Exams..
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers Provide a letter the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing that an application for registration as an Engineer-in-Training has been approved, or, a letter from APEGS indicating that he or she have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2141 Industrial and manufacturing engineers Provide a letter the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing that an application for registration as an Engineer-in-Training has been approved, or, a letter from APEGS indicating that he or she have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) Provide a letter the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing that an application for registration as an Engineer-in-Training has been approved, or, a letter from APEGS indicating that he or she have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2151 Architects Provide your “Academic Certification” documentation from the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB).

Or

Documentation from the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) showing your acceptance into the Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect (BEFA) program including an invitation to apply to the self-assessment phase (2nd step).

2154 Land surveyors Provide documentation from the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS) showing your “Candidate status” and eligibility to write the CBEPS candidate examinations.
2173 Software engineers 

With a Bachelor's degree is in Engineering, applicant must apply to the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) for a letter showing that your application for registration as an Engineer-in-Training has been approved or, a letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams. 

2173 Software engineers 

Provide documentation from the Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS) showing your:

For more information, visit the provincial regulator the Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS).

2175 Web designers and developer

Provide documentation from the Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS) showing your:

For more information, visit the provincial regulator the Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS).

4151 Psychologists Provide documentation from the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists showing your eligibility for provisional licensure.
4212 Social and community service workers Provide your assessment of equivalency letter from the Canadian Association of Social Workers showing your foreign credential is equivalent to a Canadian Bachelor or Masters of Social Work.
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants Provide documentation from the Ministry of Education showing your eligibility for Early Childhood Educator Certification.
3211 Medical laboratory technologists

Provide a copy of your valid licensure (temporary or provisional) from the Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists (SSMLT).

NOTE: To determine eligibility for a SSMLT licence (temporary or provisional), SSMLT first requires a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) report from the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS).

3216 Medical sonographers

Provide documentation from Sonography Canada showing your eligibility to challenge their qualifying examinations.

Or Provide your Examination Confirmation Letter (ECL) or proof of Sonography Certification from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).Note: ARDMS examinations can be written in various testing centres worldwide through Pearson VUE.

6331 Meat cutters As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7231 Machinists As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7272 Cabinetmakers As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7311 Industrial mechanics As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7322 Motor vehicle body repairers As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7237 Welders As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).

Complete our free online assessment to find out if your are eligible for the SINP Canadian immigration categories.