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Saskatchewan's International Skilled Worker - Occupations In-Demand Immigration Category Reopens for 500 New Applications

Jonathan Arias - 04 October, 2016

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A popular immigration category in Saskatchewan is accepting 500 new applications as of the morning of October 4, 2016. The International Skilled Worker - Occupations In-Demand sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) allows skilled workers with experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan to make an application for a provincial nomination certificate, which may then be followed by an application for Canadian permanent residence. Applicants do not require a job offer in order to make an application.

This SINP sub-category has reopened on a number of occasions in 2016, most recently on August 30, when the application intake cap was filled within a couple of days.

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.

The International Skilled Worker - Occupations In-Demand sub-category is a ‘base’ sub-category, meaning that it is not aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. 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.

Note: The SINP website on the morning of October 4 stated that the International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category had also reopened. Upon being contacted by the CanadaVisa news team, SINP staff confirmed that this notice had been added in error and that the Express Entry sub-category had not, in fact, reopened.

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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