A wheat field at harvest time in Saskatchewan, Canada

The government of Saskatchewan has made a number of important updates to the International Skilled Worker portion of its Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). The SINP is Saskatchewan’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

Through this program, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive a Saskatchewan Provincial Nomination Certificate, which will allow that foreign national to apply for Canadian permanent residence. Over recent years, Saskatchewan has become a more popular destination for newcomers to Canada, thanks to a growing economy and high standard of living.

The International Skilled Worker stream of the popular SINP is divided into the three sub-categories. These are the latest updates updates for each sub-category:

  • International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry

    This sub-category is now reopened to accept an additional 500 applications. This 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. As this is an enhanced immigration stream, a successful nomination will result in applicants being awarded 600 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) at a subsequent draw from the Express Entry pool. This stream opened four times in 2015 and again in January, 2016; the sub-category typically fills its application intake quickly, often within a matter of days.
  • The International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand

    This sub-category has accepted the maximum number of applications for 2016. This sub-category is for highly-skilled workers with experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan, who don’t have a job offer in the province.

A new occupations in-demand list is now in effect for the International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category:

SINP In-Demand Occupations List

NOCOccupationSkill LevelMandatory certification  
0213 Computer and Information Systems Managers 0 No
0423 Managers in Social, Community and Correctional Services 0 No
0513 Recreation, Sports and Fitness Program and Service Directors 0 No
0714 Facility Operation and Maintenance Managers 0 No
0821 Managers in Agriculture 0 No
1224 Property Administrators B No
1225 Purchasing Agents and Officers B No
1252 Health Information Management Occupations B No
2161 Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries A No
2171 Information Systems Analysts and Consultants A No
2221 Biological Technologists and Technicians B No
2225 Landscape and Horticulture Technicians and Specialists B No
2231 Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians B No
2232 Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians B No
2244 Aircraft Instrument, Electrical and Avionics Mechanics, Technicians and Inspectors B No
2253 Drafting Technologists and Technicians B No
2255 Technical Occupations in Geomantic and Meteorology B No
7253 Gas Fitters B No
7312 Heavy-duty Equipment Mechanics B No
7321 Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers B No
7332 Appliance Servicers and Repairers B No

To find out if you are eligible the SINP, or  any of over 60 Canadian immigration programs, please fill out a free online assessment today.