The SINP's International Skilled Worker Category enables the province to nominate skilled workers with the required education, experience, and language abilities to successfully establish in Saskatchewan.

There are three sub-categories under this provincial immigration category:

The SINP now uses an Expression of Interest System for its Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry sub-categories. 

International Skilled Worker - Saskatchewan Express Entry

This sub-category enables the province to nominate individuals who are already in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada's (IRCC) Express Entry pool and who have the necessary education, in-demand skilled work experience, language ability, and other factors to help them settle successfully and integrate into Saskatchewan’s labour market and communities.

Draw date Intake quota
December 6, 2018 211
November 23, 2018 247
November 1, 2018 255
October 10, 2018 359
September 27, 2018 225
August 21, 2018* 466
July 5, 2018 500
June 13, 2018 400
January 10, 2018 400
October 26, 2017 1,000
July 27, 2017 600
May 16, 2017 600
February 14, 2017 500
January 4, 2017 500
October 12, 2016 300
July 20, 2016 500
May 19, 2016 500
January 4, 2016 500
December 20, 2015 500
December 3, 2015 500
November 2, 2015 500

* Saskatchewan began issuing invitations to apply through an Expression of Interest system. 

As candidates must be in the federal Express Entry pool, all candidates must be eligible for one of the three federal economic immigration programs:

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 skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, or B) that is considered to be in-demand in Saskatchewan (See the list of in-demand occupations 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 Professional Status or Licensure (for regulated occupations or those with professional certification standards in Canada and/or Saskatchewan) if required by the SINP. 
    • If a proof of licensure is requested, the SINP will hold application processing until such proof is provided. 
  • 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.

Expression of Interest (EOI) Points Assessment Grid

Candidates in the SINP's International Skilled Worker Category Expression of Interest (EOI) pool are assessed according to the following five factors: education and training, skilled work experience, language ability, age, and connection(s) to the Saskatchewan labour market and adaptability. To enter the SINP EOI pool, candidates are required to score a minimum of 60 out of 100 points in the EOI Points Grid, among other eligibility requirements, in order to be considered.

Selection Factors

Selection factor Points
Education and training Maximum 23 points
Skilled work experience Maximum 15 points
Language ability Maximum 20 points
Age Maximum 12 points
Connection to Saskatchewan labour market  Maximum 30 points
Total Maximum 100 points
Pass mark: 60 points

Factor 1: Education and Training

The applicant will receive points for his or her education according to documented proof of completed post-secondary education and/or training programs from a nationally or provincially recognized institution or regulatory body.

Copies of diplomas, certificates, or degrees for any education/training with complete transcripts must be included in order to receive points under this selection factor.

Education & Training Points
Master’s or Doctorate degree 23
University degree that required at least three years of full-time study 20
Trade certification equivalent to journey person status in Saskatchewan 20
Degree, diploma or certificate that required at least two years of full-time post-secondary study, or certificate equivalent 15
Degree, diploma or certificate that required at least one year of full-time post-secondary study, or certificate equivalent to a trade certificate 12

Factor 2: Skilled Work Experience

Points are calculated under this selection factor according to documented proof of skilled work experience (NOC 0, A, B or a designated trade) in the applicant's intended occupation in the previous ten years. Two points are awarded for each year of work experience in the most recent five years, and one point is awarded for each year in the six to ten year period prior to applying.

The applicant must show at least one year of full-time, or part-time equivalent, paid work experience in his or her intended occupation in order to be eligible.

Documentation must include a letter of reference from the supervisor or Human Resources officer for each work experience listed, the applicant’s official work book, or other official government documentation.



Work experience during the most recent five years prior to application Points
5 years 10
4 years 8
3 years 6
2 years 4
1 year 2
Work experience during the six to ten year period prior to application Points
5 years 5
4 years 4
3 years 3
2 years 2
1 year 0

Factor 3: Language Ability

The applicant will receive points for his or her ability in either of Canada’s official languages, English or French. If proficient in both, the applicant should choose the language that he or she is most comfortable with.

Proof of language proficiency is required in the form of official results of a recent SINP-approved language test, such as the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS, General Training), Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) and Test d’evaluation de francais (TEF).

Applicants must score a minimum of CLB 4 in order to be eligible.

Language ability Points
CLB 8 and higher 20
CLB 7 18
CLB 6 16
CLB 5 14
CLB 4 12
English or French native speaker without language test results 0

Factor 4: Age

The applicant will receive points according to his or her age on the date of application to the SINP.

Age Points
Less than 18 years 0
18-21 years 8
22-34 years 12
35-45 years 10
46-50 years 8
Over 50 years 0

Factor 5: Connections to the Saskatchewan Labour Market and Adaptability

The applicant will receive points for his or her connection to the Saskatchewan labour market and ability to successfully settle and economically establish in Saskatchewan as a permanent resident through document proof of a high skilled employment offer.

Connection to the Saskatchewan Labour Market Points

High skilled employment offer

The applicant has a job offer for an occupation classified at NOC level 0, A, B or a designated trade in Saskatchewan

30

Close relative in Saskatchewan

The applicant or accompanying spouse has a close relative that is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident residing in Saskatchewan. Close relatives include:

  • Parents,
  • Siblings,
  • Grandparents,
  • Aunts and uncles,
  • Nieces and nephews,
  • Cousins, and
  • Step-family members or in-laws of the same relationships.

The family members in Saskatchewan must meet the requirements as listed in the Application Guide

20

Previous work experience in Saskatchewan 

The applicant worked in Saskatchewan for at least twelve cumulative months in the past five years on a valid work permit

 5

Previous student experience in Saskatchewan

The applicant studied at a recognized Saskatchewan education institution for at least one full-time academic year on a valid study permit

5

 

International Skilled Worker - Occupation In-Demand

This sub-category is for skilled workers who have experience in one of Saskatchewan's in-demand occupations. No job offer in the province is required under this sub-category of International Skilled Worker immigration.

Opening date of intake period Application intake quota
December 6, 2018 532
November 23, 2018 267
November 1, 2018 671
October 10, 2018 494
September 27, 2018 213
September 20, 2018* 140
June 7, 2018 400
August 9, 2017 1,200
June 12, 2017 600
January 4, 2017 500
November 22, 2016 1,200
October 24, 2016 700
October 4, 2016 500
August 30, 2016 700
June 21, 2016 600
January 4, 2016 500
September 21, 2015 1,000

* Saskatchewan began accepting applications through an Expression of Interest system. 

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

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

  • Have proof of legal status, if currently residing in Canada;
  • Have a minimum language score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4;
  • Have completed at least one year of post-secondary education or training comparable to the Canadian education system;
    • The program of study must have resulted in a degree, diploma, certificate, or a certificate equivalent to a trade certificate.
    • Note: As of April 1, 2018, all applications to the Occupation In-Demand Sub-Category must include an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) from a designated organization. 
  • Have at least one-year of paid work experience in the past ten years related to their field of education or training, in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, or B) that is considered to be in-demand in Saskatchewan (See in-demand occupations below);
  • Obtain proof of Professional Status or Licensure (for regulated occupations or those with professional certification standards in Canada and/or Saskatchewan) if required by the SINP;
    • If a proof of licensure is requested, the SINP will hold application processing until such proof is provided. 
  • Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan; and
  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the point assessment grid (see below).

SINP In-Demand Occupations

The following high-skilled occupations are considered in-demand in Saskatchewan. These lists are based on the SINP's Excluded Occupations List, which replaced the In-Demand Occupations List in September 2019.

All in-demand occupations that are eligible under the SINP's Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories are rated Skill Level A or B or Skill Type 0 under Canada's National Occupational Classification, or NOC. 

In order to determine your NOC, visit this page

The majority of eligible occupations under the SINP's Express Entry and In-Demand Occupation sub-categories are unregulated and do not require professional licensure. These unregulated professions form the first set of lists below. 

The second set of lists concerns eligible professions that are regulated or have professional certification standards in Canada and/or Saskatchewan and require additional documentation. 

SINP in-demand occupations - no licensure required

NOC OCCUPATION TITLE SKILL LEVEL / TYPE
0013 Senior managers - financial, communications and other business services 0
0014 Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations 0
0016 Senior managers - construction, transportation, production and utilities 0
0111 Financial managers 0
0112 Human resources managers 0
0113 Purchasing managers 0
0114 Other administrative services managers 0
0121 Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers 0
0122 Banking, credit and other investment managers 0
0124 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers 0
0125 Other business services managers 0
0131 Telecommunication carriers managers 0
0132 Postal and courier services managers 0
0212 Architecture and science managers 0
0213 Computer and information systems managers 0
0421 Administrators - post-secondary education and vocational training 0
0423 Managers in social, community and correctional services 0
0601 Corporate sales managers 0
0621 Retail and wholesale trade managers 0
0631 Restaurant and food service managers 0
0632 Accommodation service managers 0
0651 Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c. 0
0711 Construction managers 0
0712 Home building and renovation managers 0
0714 Facility operation and maintenance managers 0
0731 Managers in transportation 0
0811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing 0
0821 Managers in agriculture 0
0911 Manufacturing managers 0
0912 Utilities managers 0
NOC OCCUPATION TITLE SKILL LEVEL / TYPE
1112 Financial and investment analysts A
1114 Other financial officers A
1121 Human resources professionals A
1122 Professional occupations in business management consulting A
1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations A
2112 Chemists A
2121 Biologists and related scientists A
2161 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries A
2171 Information systems analysts and consultants A
2172 Database analysts and data administrators A
4011 University professors and lecturers A
4021 College and other vocational instructors A
4033 Educational counsellors A
4153 Family, marriage and other related counsellors A
4156 Employment counsellors A
4161 Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers A
4162 Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts A
4163 Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants A
4164 Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers A
4165 Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers A
4166 Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers A
4167 Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers A
4169 Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c. A
NOC OCCUPATION TITLE SKILL LEVEL / TYPE
1211 Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers B
1212 Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers B
1213 Supervisors, library, correspondence and related information workers B
1214 Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations B
1215 Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations B
1221 Administrative officers B
1222 Executive assistants B
1223 Human resources and recruitment officers B
1224 Property administrators B
1225 Purchasing agents and officers B
1226 Conference and event planners B
1241 Administrative assistants B
1242 Legal administrative assistants B
1243 Medical administrative assistants B
1251 Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations B
1252 Health information management occupations B
1253 Records management technicians B
1254 Statistical officers and related research support occupations B
1313 Insurance underwriters B
2211 Chemical technologists and technicians B
2212 Geological and mineral technologists and technicians B
2222 Agricultural and fish products inspectors B
2223 Forestry technologists and technicians B
2224 Conservation and fishery officers B
2231 Civil engineering technologists and technicians B
2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians B
2233 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians B
2234 Construction estimators B
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians B
2242 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment) B
2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics B
2244 Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors B
2252 Industrial designers B
2253 Drafting technologists and technicians B
2254 Land survey technologists and technicians B
2255 Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology B
2261 Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians B
2262 Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers B
2263 Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety B
2264 Construction inspectors B
2272 Air traffic controllers and related occupations B
2281 Computer network technicians B
2282 User support technicians B
2283 Information systems testing technicians B
3212 Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants B
3214 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists B
3217 Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c. B
3219 Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health) B
3223 Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants B
3237 Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment B
4211 Paralegal and related occupations B
4212 Social and community service workers B
4216 Other instructors B
6211 Retail sales supervisors B
6221 Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade B
6222 Retail and wholesale buyers B
6235 Financial sales representatives B
6312 Executive housekeepers B
6313 Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors B
6315 Cleaning supervisors B
6316 Other services supervisors B
6321 Chefs B
6342 Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners B
6344 Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations B
6345 Upholsterers B
7232 Tool and die makers B
7245 Telecommunications line and cable workers B
7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers B
7282 Concrete finishers B
7284 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers B
7295 Floor covering installers B
7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades B
7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews B
7304 Supervisors, railway transport operations B
7305 Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators B
7311 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics B
7313 Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics B
7314 Railway carmen/women B
7315 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors B
7332 Appliance servicers and repairers B
7333 Electrical mechanics B
7334 Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics B
7335 Other small engine and small equipment repairers B
7362 Railway conductors and brakemen/women B
7381 Printing press operators B
7384 Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c. B
8211 Supervisors, logging and forestry B
8221 Supervisors, mining and quarrying B
8222 Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services B
8231 Underground production and development miners B
8241 Logging machinery operators B
8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers B
8255 Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services B
9211 Supervisors, mineral and metal processing B
9212 Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities B
9213 Supervisors, food and beverage processing B
9215 Supervisors, forest products processing B
9226 Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing B
9231 Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing B
9232 Central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing B
9241 Power engineers and power systems operators B

Many in-demand occupations are regulated or have professional certification standards in Canada and/or Saskatchewan and require additional documentation. The following table lists in-demand occupations that require licensure and the licensure and/or education requirements.

SINP in-demand occupations — licensure required

National Occupation Classification (NOC)

SINP Requirements Related to Professional Status or Licensure

SINP Education Requirements Specific to this occupation

0211: Engineering Managers

2131: Civil engineers

2132: Mechanical engineers

2133: Electrical and electronics engineers

2134: Chemical engineers

2141: Industrial and manufacturing engineers

2142: Metallurgical and materials engineers

2143: Mining engineers

2144: Geological engineers

2147: Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

2148: Other professional engineers

Provide a letter from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) 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.

or

A letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.

National Occupation Classification (NOC)

SINP Requirements Related to Professional Status or Licensure

SINP Education Requirements Specific to this occupation

0822: Managers in Horticulture

2225: Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists

6322: Cooks

7201: Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations

7202: Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations

7203: Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades

7204: Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades

7205: Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers

7231: Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

7234: Boilermakers

7235: Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters

7236: Ironworkers

7237: Welders and related machine operators

7241: Electrician (except industrial and power system)

7242: Industrial electricians*

7243: Power system electricians*

7244: Electrical power line and cable workers

7251: Plumbers

7252: Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers

7271: Carpenters

7272: Cabinetmakers

7281: Bricklayers

7283: Tilesetters

7291: Roofers and shinglers

7292: Glaziers

7293: Insulators

7294: Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)

7312: Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

7321: Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers

7322: Motor vehicle body repairers

7371: Crane operators

7373: Water well drillers

For Express Entry applications, provide a Certificate of Qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).

For Occupations in Demand applications, provide a letter of approval from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) stating that the applicant has completed the trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and is eligible to write exams in Saskatchewan.

For holders a certificate of qualification from another Canadian province or hold a Red Seal certification, provide a copy of the certificate.

*Industrial electricians (NOC 7242) and Power system electricians (NOC 7243) are expected to meet the same licensing requirements for standard Electricians (NOC 7241) and the scope of the construction electrician trade in Saskatchewan.

You must have completed an apprenticeship program or vocational training in your chosen trades-related occupation.

National Occupation Classification (NOC)

SINP Requirements Related to Professional Status or Licensure

SINP Education Requirements Specific to this occupation

1311: Accounting Technicians

Applicants must have completed a minimum two-year diploma program in accounting which includes specialized courses in automated accounting, taxation, financial and cost accounting, auditing,intermediate accounting, managerial accounting and accounting

2123:
Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists

Applicants must provide a copy of their valid membership with the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists (SIA).

or

Provide a copy of the documentation they received from the SIA’s Admissions and Registration Committee detailing:

• their “Conditional approval” for membership as an articling member;

or

• their “Approval” for membership as an articling member.

If the applicant's education is in a discipline other than agrology, the SIA will not assess their credentials. They must provide their educational credential assessment (ECA) from a designated organization.

2152:
Architects

Provide their “Academic Certification” documentation from the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB).

or

Documentation from the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) showing their 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 their Certification of Completion from the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS).

For more information, visit the Foreign Trained Land Surveyors (FTLS) website.

2173:
Software engineers and designers

2174:
Computer programmers and interactive media developers

2175:
Web designers and developers

Provide documentation from the Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS) showing the applicant's:

· Candidate Membership as an Associate Information Technology Professional (AITP); http://www.cips.ca/candidate; or

· Certified Membership as an Information Systems Professional (I.S.P); http://www.cips.ca/certification; or

· Certified Membership as an Information Technology Certified Professional of Canada (ITCP) http://www.cips.ca/certification

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

You must have completed a minimum three-year program in computer science, information technology, computer science systems, or a related

discipline in integrated multimedia or computing science.

Computer Science engineering programs will not be considered.

2221:
Biological technologists and technicians

If the applicant has a two-year diploma in agrology, they must provide a copy of their valid membership as an Agricultural Technologist with the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists (SIA).

or

Provide a copy of the documentation they received from the SIA’s Admissions and Registration Committee detailing:

• their “conditional approval” for membership as an articling agricultural technologist member; or

• their “approval” for membership as an articling agricultural technologist member.

If their education is in a discipline other than agrology, the SIA will not assess their credentials. Provide your educational credential assessment (ECA) from a designated organization.

2251:
Architectural technologists and technicians

Applicants must have completed a degree or minimum two-year diploma program in architectural technology.

3122:
Chiropractor

Applicants must provide a copy of their valid licensure from the Chiropractors’ Association of Saskatchewan (CAS)

or

Provide proof that they have graduated from a four-year Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) program that has been accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education Canada (CCEC) or the Councils on Chiropractic Education International (CCEI). The list of accredited programs, and information on the national chiropractic examination eligibility, can be found on the website for the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board.

3143:
Occupational Therapists

Applicants must provide a copy of their valid licensure from the Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists (SSOT)

or

Provide a copy of the documentation they received from the Substantially Equivalent Assessment Seas (SEAS) process confirming they have fulfilled the requirements for the Professional Specific Credential Assessment (PSCA) and their eligibility to continue to the Competency Assessment.

3211:
Medical laboratory technologists

Applicants must provide a copy of their valid licensure from the Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists (SSMLT) or

Provide a copy of the Credential Document Review letter from the SSMLT Registrar indicating they meet initial eligibility requirements to apply to the Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists (SSMLT) for a license.

NOTE: To determine eligibility for an SSMLT licence, the applicant must first obtain a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) report from the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) for the Credential Document Review application.

3215:
Medical radiation technologists

Applicants must provide a copy of their valid licensure (restricted or full) from the Saskatchewan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (SAMRT);

or

Provide a copy of the email from the SAMRT Registrar outlining their eligibility to apply to the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) to have your credentials assessed; AND a copy of the letter from the CAMRT notifying you of your assessment result and access to the national certification exam.

3216:
Medical sonographers

Provide documentation from Sonography Canada showing the applicant's eligibility to challenge their qualifying examinations;

or

Provide their 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.

3234:
Paramedical occupations

Provide a copy of your valid licensure from the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics (SCoP);

or

Provide a copy of the correspondence from SCoP outlining their eligibility to apply to write the national certification exam related to your practice level.

4151:
Psychologists

Applicants must provide documentation from the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists showing their eligibility for provisional licensure.

4152:
Social Workers

Applicants must provide a copy of their valid registration with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (SASW)

or

If they have a Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Social Work, provide the assessment of equivalency letter from the Canadian Association of Social Workers(CASW).

4212:
Social and community service workers

If the applicant has a Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Social Work, they must provide their assessment of equivalency letter from the Canadian Association of Social Workers(CASW).

If their education is in a discipline other than social work the CASW will not assess your credentials. Provide your educational credential assessment (ECA) from a designated organization.

Applicants must have completed a degree or minimum two year diploma program in social work, child and youth care, social science or psychology.

4214:
Early Childhood Educators

Level II or III Early Childhood Educator Certification is required for SINP eligibility.

Applicants must provide copies of their assessment letter, the Early Learning and Child Care Assessment Sheet, and your Certificate of Qualification at Level II or III in Early Childhood Education from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education.

4215:
Instructors of persons with disabilities

Applicants must have completed a degree or minimum two-year diploma program with a specialization in special education, rehabilitation, orientation and mobility, visual impairment, hearing impairment or intellectual disability.

6332: Bakers

Applicants must have completed a minimum two-year diploma program or a vocational training program specializing in baking and pastry arts which includes at least one year of on the job training.

Points Assessment Grid

Candidates will be assessed points according to the following five factors: education and training, skilled work experience, language ability, age, and connection(s) to the Saskatchewan labour market and adaptability. Candidates are required to score a minimum of 60 out of 100 points on the Points Assessment Grid in order to be eligible for nomination.

Selection Factors

Selection factor Points
Education and training Maximum 23 points
Skilled work experience Maximum 15 points
Language ability Maximum 20 points
Age Maximum 12 points
Connection to Saskatchewan labour market  Maximum 30 points
Total Maximum 100 points
Pass mark: 60 points

Factor 1: Education and Training

The applicant will receive points for his or her education according to documented proof of completed post-secondary education and/or training programs from a nationally or provincially recognized institution or regulatory body.

Copies of diplomas, certificates, or degrees for any education/training with complete transcripts must be included in order to receive points under this selection factor.

Education & Training Points
Master’s or Doctorate degree 23
University degree that required at least three years of full-time study 20
Trade certification equivalent to journey person status in Saskatchewan 20
Degree, diploma or certificate that required at least two years of full-time post-secondary study, or certificate equivalent 15
Degree, diploma or certificate that required at least one year of full-time post-secondary study, or certificate equivalent to a trade certificate 12

Factor 2: Skilled Work Experience

Points are calculated under this selection factor according to documented proof of skilled work experience (NOC 0, A, B or a designated trade) in the applicant's intended occupation in the previous ten years. Two points are awarded for each year of work experience in the most recent five years, and one point is awarded for each year in the six to ten year period prior to applying.

The applicant must show at least one year of full-time, or part-time equivalent, paid work experience in his or her her intended occupation in order to be eligible.

Documentation must include a letter of reference from the supervisor or Human Resources officer for each work experience listed, the applicant’s official work book, or other official government documentation.

Work experience during the most recent five years prior to application Points
5 years 10
4 years 8
3 years 6
2 years 4
1 year 2
Work experience during the six to ten year period prior to application Points
5 years 5
4 years 4
3 years 3
2 years 2
1 year 0

Factor 3: Language Ability

The applicant will receive points for his or her ability in either of Canada’s official languages, English or French. If proficient in both, the applicant should choose the language that he or she is most comfortable with.

Proof of language proficiency is required in the form of official results of a recent SINP-approved language test, such as the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS, General Training), Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) and Test d’evaluation de francais (TEF).

Applicants must score a minimum of CLB 4 in order to be eligible.

Language ability Points
CLB 8 and higher 20
CLB 7 18
CLB 6 16
CLB 5 14
CLB 4 12
English or French native speaker without language test results 0

Factor 4: Age

The applicant will receive points according to his or her age on the date of application to the SINP.

Age Points
Less than 18 years 0
18-21 years 8
22-34 years 12
35-45 years 10
46-50 years 8
Over 50 years 0

Factor 5: Connections to the Saskatchewan Labour Market and Adaptability

The applicant will receive points for his or her connection to the Saskatchewan labour market and ability to successfully settle and economically establish in Saskatchewan as a permanent resident through document proof of a high skilled employment offer.

Connection to the Saskatchewan Labour Market Points

Close relative in Saskatchewan

The applicant or accompanying spouse has a close relative that is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident residing in Saskatchewan. Close relatives include:

  • Parents,
  • Siblings,
  • Grandparents,
  • Aunts and uncles,
  • Nieces and nephews,
  • Cousins, and
  • Step-family members or in-laws of the same relationships.

The family members in Saskatchewan must meet the requirements as listed in the Application Guide

20

Previous work experience in Saskatchewan 

The applicant worked in Saskatchewan for at least twelve cumulative months in the past five years on a valid work permit

 5

Previous student experience in Saskatchewan

The applicant studied at a recognized Saskatchewan education institution for at least one full-time academic year on a valid study permit

5

 

International Skilled Worker - Employment Offer

This sub-category is for skilled workers who have already received an offer of employment from a Saskatchewan employer. The job offer must be approved by the SINP before the candidate can apply or the application will be rejected immediately. In order to have the position assessed, the Saskatchewan employer must register on the SINP Employer website. Once the position is approved, the employer will receive a Job Approval Letter, a copy of which must be submitted with the candidate's application to the SINP.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible under the International Skilled Worker - Employment Offer sub-category, applicants must:

  • Have legal status, if currently residing in Canada;
  • Demonstrate sufficient language proficiency through a minimum language test score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 across all four language competencies (reading, writing, speaking, listening) from a designated testing agency;
  • Have a permanent, full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer that is registered with the SINP in either an occupation in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) Matrix as Skill type 0 or Skill Level A or B, OR in a designated trade in Saskatchewan;
  • Have at least one year of paid work experience in the past ten years in the intended occupation;
  • Obtain proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure if the job offer is in an occupation that is regulated in Saskatchewan and requires mandatory (compulsory) certification or licensing; and
  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the point assessment grid.

Expression of Interest (EOI) Points Assessment Grid

Candidates in the SINP's International Skilled Worker Category Expression of Interest (EOI) pool are assessed according to the following five factors: education and training, skilled work experience, language ability, age, and connection(s) to the Saskatchewan labour market and adaptability. To enter the SINP EOI pool, candidates are required to score a minimum of 60 out of 100 points in the EOI Points Grid, among other eligibility requirements, in order to be considered.

Selection Factors

Selection factor Points
Education and training Maximum 23 points
Skilled work experience Maximum 15 points
Language ability Maximum 20 points
Age Maximum 12 points
Connection to Saskatchewan labour market  Maximum 30 points
Total Maximum 100 points
Pass mark: 60 points

Factor 1: Education and Training

The applicant will receive points for his or her education according to documented proof of completed post-secondary education and/or training programs from a nationally or provincially recognized institution or regulatory body.

Copies of diplomas, certificates, or degrees for any education/training with complete transcripts must be included in order to receive points under this selection factor.

Education & Training Points
Master’s or Doctorate degree 23
University degree that required at least three years of full-time study 20
Trade certification equivalent to journey person status in Saskatchewan 20
Degree, diploma or certificate that required at least two years of full-time post-secondary study, or certificate equivalent 15
Degree, diploma or certificate that required at least one year of full-time post-secondary study, or certificate equivalent to a trade certificate 12

Factor 2: Skilled Work Experience

Points are calculated under this selection factor according to documented proof of skilled work experience (NOC 0, A, B or a designated trade) in the applicant's intended occupation in the previous ten years. Two points are awarded for each year of work experience in the most recent five years, and one point is awarded for each year in the six to ten year period prior to applying.

The applicant must show at least one year of full-time, or part-time equivalent, paid work experience in his or her her intended occupation in order to be eligible.

Documentation must include a letter of reference from the supervisor or Human Resources officer for each work experience listed, the applicant’s official work book, or other official government documentation.

Work experience during the most recent five years prior to application Points
5 years 10
4 years 8
3 years 6
2 years 4
1 year 2
Work experience during the six to ten year period prior to application Points
5 years 5
4 years 4
3 years 3
2 years 2
1 year 0

Factor 3: Language Ability

The applicant will receive points for his or her ability in either of Canada’s official languages, English or French. If proficient in both, the applicant should choose the language that he or she is most comfortable with.

Proof of language proficiency is required in the form of official results of a recent SINP-approved language test, such as the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS, General Training), Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) and Test d’evaluation de francais (TEF).

Applicants must score a minimum of CLB 4 in order to be eligible.

Language ability Points
CLB 8 and higher 20
CLB 7 18
CLB 6 16
CLB 5 14
CLB 4 12
English or French native speaker without language test results 0

Factor 4: Age

The applicant will receive points according to his or her age on the date of application to the SINP.

Age Points
Less than 18 years 0
18-21 years 8
22-34 years 12
35-45 years 10
46-50 years 8
Over 50 years 0

Factor 5: Connections to the Saskatchewan Labour Market and Adaptability

The applicant will receive points for his or her connection to the Saskatchewan labour market and ability to successfully settle and economically establish in Saskatchewan as a permanent resident through document proof of a high skilled employment offer.

Connection to the Saskatchewan Labour Market Points

High skilled employment offer

The applicant has a job offer for an occupation classified at NOC level 0, A, B or a designated trade in Saskatchewan

30

Close relative in Saskatchewan

The applicant or accompanying spouse has a close relative that is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident residing in Saskatchewan. Close relatives include:

  • Parents,
  • Siblings,
  • Grandparents,
  • Aunts and uncles,
  • Nieces and nephews,
  • Cousins, and
  • Step-family members or in-laws of the same relationships.

The family members in Saskatchewan must meet the requirements as listed in the Application Guide

20

Previous work experience in Saskatchewan 

The applicant worked in Saskatchewan for at least twelve cumulative months in the past five years on a valid work permit

 5

Previous student experience in Saskatchewan

The applicant studied at a recognized Saskatchewan education institution for at least one full-time academic year on a valid study permit

 5

Designated Trades

  • Agricultural Equipment Technician
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Technician
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Boilermaker
  • Bricklayer
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Carpenter
    • Framer
    • Scaffolder
  • Construction Craft Labourer
  • Construction Electrician
  • Cook
  • Drywall and Acoustical Mechanic
  • Electronics Assembler
  • Esthetician-Nail Technician
  • Esthetician-Skin Care Technician
  • Food and Beverage Person
  • Gasfitter (not a designated trade in Saskatchewan)
  • Glazier
  • Guest Services Representative
  • Hairstylist
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
  • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
  • Instrumentation and Control Technician
  • Insulator (Heat and Frost)
  • Ironworker (Reinforcing)
  • Ironworker (Structural/Ornamental)
  • Landscape Horticulturist
  • Locksmith
  • Machinist
  • Meat Cutter
    • Processor
    • Slaughterer
  • Metal Fabricator (Fitter)
  • Mobile Crane Operator
    • Boom Truck Operator A
    • Boom Truck Operator B
    • Lattice Boom Crane Operator
  • Mobile Crane Operator (Hydraulic)
  • Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (Metal and Paint)
    • Automotive Painter
  • Painter and Decorator
  • Partsperson
  • Pipeline Equipment Operator
    • Dozer Operator
    • Excavator
    • Grader
    • Side Boom
  • Plumber
  • Pork Production Technician
    • Breeder
    • Facilities Maintenance
    • Farrowing
    • Grower-Finisher
    • Nursery Management
  • Powerline Technician
  • Recreation Vehicle Service Technician
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Rig Technician
  • Roofer
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Sprinkler System Installer
  • Steamfitter-Pipefitter
    • Petroleum Installer Technician
  • Tilesetter
  • Tower Crane Operator
  • Truck and Transport Mechanic
  • Water Well Driller
  • Welder
    • Semiautomatic Welding Production Operator

 

When Not to Apply

Candidates will not be considered eligible under the SINP's International Skilled Worker Category if they:

  • Are refugee claimants in Canada;
  • Are health professionals;
  • Are food and beverage servers/persons;
  • Failed to submit documentation as requested by the SINP;
  • Do not genuinely intend to live and work in Saskatchewan on a permanent basis; or
  • Have intentionally misrepresented themselves in the application.

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