SINP International Skilled Worker Category

Last updated: 28 August 2020

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.

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;
    • Individuals who have completed trades or vocational training as part of their high school education are not required to submit an ECA, but must instead apply for Saskatchewan licensure.
  • 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 factorPoints
Education and trainingMaximum 23 points
Skilled work experienceMaximum 15 points
Language abilityMaximum 20 points
AgeMaximum 12 points
Connection to Saskatchewan labour marketMaximum 30 points
TotalMaximum 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 & TrainingPoints
Master’s or Doctorate degree23
University degree that required at least three years of full-time study20
Trade certification equivalent to journey person status in Saskatchewan20
Degree, diploma or certificate that required at least two years of full-time post-secondary study, or certificate equivalent15
Degree, diploma or certificate that required at least one year of full-time post-secondary study, or certificate equivalent to a trade certificate12

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 applicationPoints
5 years10
4 years8
3 years6
2 years4
1 year2
Work experience during the six to ten year period prior to applicationPoints
5 years5
4 years4
3 years3
2 years2
1 year0

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 abilityPoints
CLB 8 and higher20
CLB 718
CLB 616
CLB 514
CLB 412
English or French native speaker without language test results0

Factor 4: Age

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

AgePoints
Less than 18 years0
18-21 years8
22-34 years12
35-45 years10
46-50 years8
Over 50 years0

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 MarketPoints

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.

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. 
    • Individuals who have completed trades or vocational training as part of their high school education are not required to submit an ECA, but must instead apply for Saskatchewan licensure.
  • 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. 
  • 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

NOCOCCUPATION TITLESKILL LEVEL / TYPE
0013Senior managers - financial, communications and other business services0
0014Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations0
0016Senior managers - construction, transportation, production and utilities0
0111Financial managers0
0112Human resources managers0
0113Purchasing managers0
0114Other administrative services managers0
0121Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers0
0122Banking, credit and other investment managers0
0124Advertising, marketing and public relations managers0
0125Other business services managers0
0131Telecommunication carriers managers0
0132Postal and courier services managers0
0212Architecture and science managers0
0213Computer and information systems managers0
0421Administrators - post-secondary education and vocational training0
0423Managers in social, community and correctional services0
0601Corporate sales managers0
0621Retail and wholesale trade managers0
0631Restaurant and food service managers0
0632Accommodation service managers0
0651Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.0
0711Construction managers0
0712Home building and renovation managers0
0714Facility operation and maintenance managers0
0731Managers in transportation0
0811Managers in natural resources production and fishing0
0821Managers in agriculture0
0911Manufacturing managers0
0912Utilities managers0
NOCOCCUPATION TITLESKILL LEVEL / TYPE
1112Financial and investment analystsA
1114Other financial officersA
1121Human resources professionalsA
1122Professional occupations in business management consultingA
1123Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relationsA
2112ChemistsA
2121Biologists and related scientistsA
2161Mathematicians, statisticians and actuariesA
2171Information systems analysts and consultantsA
2172Database analysts and data administratorsA
4011University professors and lecturersA
4021College and other vocational instructorsA
4033Educational counsellorsA
4153Family, marriage and other related counsellorsA
4156Employment counsellorsA
4161Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officersA
4162Economists and economic policy researchers and analystsA
4163Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultantsA
4164Social policy researchers, consultants and program officersA
4165Health policy researchers, consultants and program officersA
4166Education policy researchers, consultants and program officersA
4167Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officersA
4169Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c.A
NOCOCCUPATION TITLESKILL LEVEL / TYPE
1211Supervisors, general office and administrative support workersB
1212Supervisors, finance and insurance office workersB
1213Supervisors, library, correspondence and related information workersB
1214Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupationsB
1215Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupationsB
1221Administrative officersB
1222Executive assistantsB
1223Human resources and recruitment officersB
1224Property administratorsB
1225Purchasing agents and officersB
1226Conference and event plannersB
1241Administrative assistantsB
1242Legal administrative assistantsB
1243Medical administrative assistantsB
1251Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupationsB
1252Health information management occupationsB
1253Records management techniciansB
1254Statistical officers and related research support occupationsB
1313Insurance underwritersB
2211Chemical technologists and techniciansB
2212Geological and mineral technologists and techniciansB
2222Agricultural and fish products inspectorsB
2223Forestry technologists and techniciansB
2224Conservation and fishery officersB
2231Civil engineering technologists and techniciansB
2232Mechanical engineering technologists and techniciansB
2233Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and techniciansB
2234Construction estimatorsB
2241Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and techniciansB
2242Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)B
2243Industrial instrument technicians and mechanicsB
2244Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectorsB
2252Industrial designersB
2253Drafting technologists and techniciansB
2254Land survey technologists and techniciansB
2255Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorologyB
2261Non-destructive testers and inspection techniciansB
2262Engineering inspectors and regulatory officersB
2263Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safetyB
2264Construction inspectorsB
2272Air traffic controllers and related occupationsB
2281Computer network techniciansB
2282User support techniciansB
2283Information systems testing techniciansB
3212Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistantsB
3214Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologistsB
3217Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.B
3219Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)B
3223Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistantsB
3237Other technical occupations in therapy and assessmentB
4211Paralegal and related occupationsB
4212Social and community service workersB
4216Other instructorsB
6211Retail sales supervisorsB
6221Technical sales specialists - wholesale tradeB
6222Retail and wholesale buyersB
6235Financial sales representativesB
6312Executive housekeepersB
6313Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisorsB
6315Cleaning supervisorsB
6316Other services supervisorsB
6321ChefsB
6342Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and millinersB
6344Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupationsB
6345UpholsterersB
7232Tool and die makersB
7245Telecommunications line and cable workersB
7246Telecommunications installation and repair workersB
7282Concrete finishersB
7284Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathersB
7295Floor covering installersB
7301Contractors and supervisors, mechanic tradesB
7302Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crewsB
7304Supervisors, railway transport operationsB
7305Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operatorsB
7311Construction millwrights and industrial mechanicsB
7313Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanicsB
7314Railway carmen/womenB
7315Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectorsB
7332Appliance servicers and repairersB
7333Electrical mechanicsB
7334Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanicsB
7335Other small engine and small equipment repairersB
7362Railway conductors and brakemen/womenB
7381Printing press operatorsB
7384Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.B
8211Supervisors, logging and forestryB
8221Supervisors, mining and quarryingB
8222Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and servicesB
8231Underground production and development minersB
8241Logging machinery operatorsB
8252Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workersB
8255Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture servicesB
9211Supervisors, mineral and metal processingB
9212Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilitiesB
9213Supervisors, food and beverage processingB
9215Supervisors, forest products processingB
9226Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturingB
9231Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processingB
9232Central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processingB
9241Power engineers and power systems operatorsB

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 factorPoints
Education and trainingMaximum 23 points
Skilled work experienceMaximum 15 points
Language abilityMaximum 20 points
AgeMaximum 12 points
Connection to Saskatchewan labour marketMaximum 30 points
TotalMaximum 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 & TrainingPoints
Master’s or Doctorate degree23
University degree that required at least three years of full-time study20
Trade certification equivalent to journey person status in Saskatchewan20
Degree, diploma or certificate that required at least two years of full-time post-secondary study, or certificate equivalent15
Degree, diploma or certificate that required at least one year of full-time post-secondary study, or certificate equivalent to a trade certificate12

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 applicationPoints
5 years10
4 years8
3 years6
2 years4
1 year2
Work experience during the six to ten year period prior to applicationPoints
5 years5
4 years4
3 years3
2 years2
1 year0

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 abilityPoints
CLB 8 and higher20
CLB 718
CLB 616
CLB 514
CLB 412
English or French native speaker without language test results0

Factor 4: Age

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

AgePoints
Less than 18 years0
18-21 years8
22-34 years12
35-45 years10
46-50 years8
Over 50 years0

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 MarketPoints

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 factorPoints
Education and trainingMaximum 23 points
Skilled work experienceMaximum 15 points
Language abilityMaximum 20 points
AgeMaximum 12 points
Connection to Saskatchewan labour marketMaximum 30 points
TotalMaximum 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 & TrainingPoints
Master’s or Doctorate degree23
University degree that required at least three years of full-time study20
Trade certification equivalent to journey person status in Saskatchewan20
Degree, diploma or certificate that required at least two years of full-time post-secondary study, or certificate equivalent15
Degree, diploma or certificate that required at least one year of full-time post-secondary study, or certificate equivalent to a trade certificate12

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 applicationPoints
5 years10
4 years8
3 years6
2 years4
1 year2
Work experience during the six to ten year period prior to applicationPoints
5 years5
4 years4
3 years3
2 years2
1 year0

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 abilityPoints
CLB 8 and higher20
CLB 718
CLB 616
CLB 514
CLB 412
English or French native speaker without language test results0

Factor 4: Age

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

AgePoints
Less than 18 years0
18-21 years8
22-34 years12
35-45 years10
46-50 years8
Over 50 years0

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 MarketPoints

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.