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Saskatchewan's International Skilled Worker: Occupations In-Demand Sub-Category Reopens for up to 700 new Applications


the CanadaVisa Team - 30 August, 2016

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The International Skilled Worker: Occupations In-Demand sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) reopened the morning of Tuesday, August 30, 2016. This SINP sub-category allows skilled workers with experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan to make an application for a provincial nomination certificate, which is then followed by an application for Canadian permanent residence. Interestingly, applicants do not require a job offer in order to make an application. Up to 700 new applications for immigration to Canada may be accepted in this intake.

This sub-category most recently opened on June 21, 2016, before filling quickly. From that time until today, the government of Saskatchewan’s website read that this sub-category had accepted the maximum number of applications for 2016. However, the fact that this sub-category is now open for new applications suggests that application intake quotas can change at any time.

Among other eligibility requirements, applicants must be highly-skilled in an in-demand occupation in the province. The current 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

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

To review the points assessment grid, click here.

This SINP sub-category is a ‘base’ sub-category, meaning that it is not aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. It is entirely plausible that individuals who are not eligible for Express Entry (for example, because of language ability) may be eligible for this SINP sub-category. Moreover, candidates in the Express Entry pool — but who have so far been unsuccessful at obtaining enough points under the Comprehensive Ranking System  to obtain an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence — may be eligible to immigrate to Canada through this sub-category.

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  any of over 60 Canadian immigration programs, please fill out a free online assessment today.

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