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Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand Reopens for 1,000 Additional Applications

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No job offer required for this popular Canadian immigration program

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has announced that the International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has reopened with immediate effect.

As of September 21, 2015, a total of 1,000 applications will be accepted during this application intake cycle from applicants with experience in one of 57 eligible occupations. This announcement has been welcomed by many prospective applicants, as it does not require a job offer or connection to the province in order to be eligible.

This sub-category had previously opened in January, 2015, but the intake threshold filled within days, showing how popular Saskatchewan is among candidates for Canadian immigration. Saskatchewan has had the lowest unemployment rate of any Canadian province or territory for each of the past 22 months, and the government of Saskatchewan is targeting newcomers who have the education, skilled work experience, language ability and other factors to help themselves establish and integrate successfully into Saskatchewan’s labour market and communities.

Under the International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand sub-category, skilled workers who do not have an employment offer but are highly skilled in an occupation that is in-demand in Saskatchewan may be eligible to apply for nomination by the SINP.

To be eligible under this SINP sub-category, applicants without a Canadian job offer must:

  • score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the point assessment grid (see below);
  • have a minimum language score in English or French of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4;
  • have completed a minimum of one year of post-secondary education or training which is comparable to the Canadian education system and has resulted in a degree, diploma, certificate, or a certificate equivalent to a trade certificate (that is verifiable);
  • have a minimum of one-year paid work experience in the past ten years related to their field of education or training. Work experience must be in an occupation that is considered to be in-demand in Saskatchewan (see below); and
  • have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan.

The points assessment grid

Candidates must obtain at least 60 points under the following criteria.

Selection factor Points
Education & Training Maximum 23 points
Work experience Maximum 15 points
Language ability Maximum 20 points
Age Maximum 12 points
Connection to SK labour market & adaptability Maximum 30 points
Pass mark: 60 points

To view a full breakdown of each selection factor, please click here.

Occupations In-Demand

Candidates must have at least one year of work experience in the past ten years in one of the following in-demand occupations. If this work experience is in an occupation that is regulated in Saskatchewan and requires mandatory certification or licensing, candidates are required to obtain proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure in order to be able to work in that profession before they apply to the SINP.

NOC Occupation Skill Level Mandatory certification
0711 Construction Managers 0 No
2131 Civil Engineers A Yes
2132 Mechanical Engineers A Yes
2133 Electrical and Electronics Engineers A Yes
2161 Mathematicians, Statisticians, and Actuaries A No
2171 Information Systems Analysts and Consultants A No
2173 Software Engineers and Designers A Yes
2174 Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers A No
2211 Chemical Technologists and Technicians B No
2221 Biological Technologists and Technicians B No
2222 Agricultural and Fish Products Inspectors B No
2232 Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians B No
2234 Construction Estimators B No
2241 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians B No
2242 Electronic Service Technicians (household and business equipment) B No
2253 Drafting Technologists and Technicians B No
2254 Land Survey Technologists and Technicians B No
2281 Computer Network Technicians B No
2282 User Support Technicians B No
2283 Systems Testing Technicians B No
4011 University Professors and Lecturers A No
4163 Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants A No
6221 Technical Sales Specialists, Wholesale Trade B No
7204 Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades B No
7205 Contractors and Supervisors, Other Construction Trades, Installers, Repairers and Servicers B No
7231 Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors B No
7232 Tool and Die Makers B No
7233 Sheet Metal Workers B Yes
7235 Structural Metal and Platework Fabricators and Fitters B No
7237 Welders and Related Machine Operators B No
7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system) B Yes
7242 Industrial Electricians B Yes
7246 Telecommunications Installation and Repair Workers B No
7251 Plumbers B Yes
7252 Steamfitters, Pipefitters and Sprinkler System Installers B No
7271 Carpenters B No
7281 Bricklayers B No
7282 Concrete Finishers B No
7283 Tilesetters B No
7284 Plasterers, Drywall Installers, Finishers and Lathers B No
7291 Roofers and Shinglers B No
7292 Glaziers B No
7293 Insulators B No
7294 Painters and Decorators B No
7295 Floor Covering Installers B No
7302 Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Equipment Operator Crews B No
7305 Supervisors, Motor Transport B No
7311 Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics (except textile) B No
7312 Heavy-duty Equipment Mechanics B No
7313 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics B Yes
7316 Machine Fitters B No
7321 Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers B No
7322 Motor Vehicle Body Repairers B No
8232 Oil and Gas Drillers, Servicers, Testers and Related Workers B No
8252 Agricultural Service Contractors, Farm Supervisors, Specialized Livestock Workers B No
9212 Supervisors, Petroleum, Gas and Chemcial Processing and Utilities B No
9213 Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing B No

A welcome announcement

“The welcome announcement of this SINP sub-category reopening is good news for the kind of hard-working, skilled and ambitious immigrants that Saskatchewan is seeking,” says Attorney David Cohen.

“Newcomers to Saskatchewan usually find that it is a land of economic opportunity, close-knit communities, and a high standard of living. With the lowest unemployment rate in Canada, immigration will continue to be critical to Saskatchewan’s future and economic growth. Saskatchewan continues to represent something unique in the Canadian immigration landscape.”

To learn more and find out if you are eligible for immigration to Canada under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Programplease email sinp@canadavisa.com.

Saskatchewan quick facts

Capital: Regina

Largest city: Saskatoon

Population: 1,132,640

Main language: English

Climate: High seasonal variation, with warm summers, cold and snowy winters, and short, mild transitional seasons.

Learn more about Saskatchewan.

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276 thoughts on “Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand Reopens for 1,000 Additional Applications

  1. Ric Anthony H. Bololato

    Can i apply even though i am currently working here in Saudi Arabia as MAINTENANCE INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN her in Saudi Aramco ABQAIQ PLANT (NGL DEPARTMENT)

  2. suresh

    hi

    i am suresh have work experiance as 13 years in Instrumentation abd automation supervior in process industry oil and gas.shall i apply under this SNIP programe

  3. Shabnam shabahang

    Hello.i m a nurse with 14year experience how you can help me to work in canada as a nurse…?i have training sertificate after my diploma too.

  4. Everton Davis Jr

    If I am a 18 year old welder just leaving trade school would be eligible for a job?

  5. Abdul razak sulemana

    I am 33 years of age and heavy-duty diesel mechanic with 5 years 10 ten months working experience in anglogold Ashanti mine company Ghana , I have want to stay and work in Canada.

  6. Viplav Anand

    Need help,

    How to count points for my work experience, I have 4 years working experience in same filed after my bachelor degree but confused how to count points of my part time work experience same field and also my work experience before Bachelor degree in same field.

    Some say only four years experience will be counted which are after bachelor degree and not the previous experience.

    Can anyone help on this.

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