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The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program announced revisions to its In-Demand Occupation List, adding 13 new National Occupational Classifications (NOCs) including Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers.

The newly published In-Demand Occupation List applies to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP's) International Skilled Worker — Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories.

The In-Demand Occupation List now consists of 24 occupations, with nine that do not require professional licensing with a regulatory body specified by the SINP. 

The new list also provides details on the SINP's requirements related to a foreign national's educational credentials. Review details on SINP requirements related to licensure and educational credentials under each NOC

While candidates must demonstrate work experience in one of the in-demand occupations, a job offer is not required to be considered eligible for either the Express Entry or Occupation In-Demand sub-category. 

In order to be considered for either one of the sub-categories, foreign nationals must first register an Expression of Interest (EOI) System profile with the province and obtain a ranking score out of 100 based on the SINP's unique points assessment grid. The points assessment is based on responses to questions related to work experience, education and proficiency in English or French, among other factors.

If nominated by the province, candidates in the Express Entry sub-category obtain an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points toward their federal Express Entry profile. 

New SINP In-Demand Occupations

The new SINP In-Demand Occupations include:

  • 0423 — Managers in Social Services and Community Services
  • 1226 — Conference and Event Planners
  • 1311 — Accounting Technicians
  • 2174 — Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
  • 2251 — Architectural Technologists and Technicians
  • 2255 — Technical Occupations in Geomatics and Meteorology
  • 3216 — Medical Sonographers
  • 4215 — Instructors of Persons with Disabilities
  • 5254 — Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation, Sport and Fitness
  • 6332 — Bakers
  • 6342 — Tailors, Dressmakers, Furriers and Milliners
  • 7292 — Glaziers
  • 7332 — Appliance Servicers and Repairers

Find out if you are eligible for any the SINP immigration sub-categories