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Health Professionals

Saskatchewan Health Professionals is one of the Saskatchewan Experience streams of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) operated by the province of Saskatchewan. This program targets doctors, nurses, and other health professionals who are already working in Saskatchewan and have offers for continued employment in their healthcare profession.

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Candidates who are successfully nominated through the Saskatchewan Health Professionals stream will be invited to submit an official application for Canadian permanent residence. Please note that there are separate program requirements depending on a person’s occupation and job offer:

While the program requirements differ between occupations, there is one single application procedure for all applicants through this stream.

Physicians

This substream is designed for licensed physicians who are already practicing medicine in Saskatchewan and who have a full-time job offer to continue working with a provincial health authority. In addition, physicians must meet the following program requirements.

 

Program Requirements

Requirement 
Express Entry ProfileNo
Connection to ProvinceWork Experience
Job OfferYes
Language ProficiencyNo minimum
Level of EducationMedical License
Work ExperienceEmployed in Saskatchewan
NOC 3111 or 3112
6 months
Investment RequirementNone

Connection to Saskatchewan

In order to be eligible for the Saskatchewan Health Professionals stream as a physician, a candidate must already be in Saskatchewan working as a physician with a valid work permit. The candidate must have been working for a provincial health authority for at least the 6 months prior to application. Additionally, the candidate must have a job offer from the same employer for a full time position. This position must be at National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code 3111 or 3112.

 

Job Offer

To be considered valid, an offer of employment must be supported by a Letter of Offer from the employer, as well as a Job Approval Letter from SINP. In order to obtain a job approval letter, an applicant’s employer must register online using the SINP Online Portal. The employer must submit the position for assessment by SINP. If SINP approves the position, the employer will receive an official Job Approval Letter.

 

Level of Education

To be considered under the physician substream, a candidate must have the proper licence to practice medicine in Saskatchewan. In order to do this, a candidate’s total education will have to be equivalent to a Canadian medical degree. Additionally, an applicant will have to demonstrate proper licensing from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CoPSS).

 

Work Experience

The candidate must have at least six (6) months of experience working full-time for a provincial health authority in Saskatchewan. Work experience must correspond to NOC Code 3111 or 3112.

Nurses

This substream is designed for licensed and registered nurses who are already working as nurses in Saskatchewan and who have a full-time job offer to continue working with a provincial health authority. In addition, nurses must meet the following program requirements.

 

Program Requirements

Requirement 
Express Entry ProfileNo
Connection to ProvinceWork Experience
Job OfferYes
Language ProficiencyNo minimum
Level of EducationNursing License
Work ExperienceEmployed in Saskatchewan
Nursing Occupation
6 months
Investment RequirementNone

Connection to Saskatchewan

In order to be eligible for the Saskatchewan Health Professionals stream as a nurse, a candidate must already be in Saskatchewan working as a nurse with a valid work permit. The candidate must have been working for a provincial health authority for at least the 6 months prior to application. Additionally, the candidate must have a job offer from the same employer for a full time position. This position must be at National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code for licensed or registered nurses.

 

Job Offer

To be considered valid, an offer of employment must be supported by a Letter of Offer from the employer, as well as a Job Approval Letter from SINP. In order to obtain a job approval letter, an applicant’s employer must register online using the SINP Online Portal. The employer must submit the position for assessment by SINP. If SINP approves the position, the employer will receive an official Job Approval Letter.

 

Level of Education

To be considered under the nursing substream, a candidate must have the proper licence to practice nursing in Saskatchewan. In order to do this, a candidate’s total education will have to be equivalent to a Canadian nursing degree. Additionally, an applicant will have to demonstrate proper licensing from one of the following associations:

 

Work Experience

The candidate must have at least six (6) months of experience working full-time for a provincial health authority in Saskatchewan. Work experience must correspond to a NOC Code for licensed or registered nurses.

Other Health Professionals

This substream is designed for workers in the healthcare sector who are already employed in Saskatchewan and who have a full-time job offer to continue working with a provincial health authority. In addition, health professionals must meet the following program requirements.

 

Program Requirements

Requirement 
Express Entry ProfileNo
Connection to ProvinceWork Experience
Job OfferYes
Language ProficiencyNone for NOC 0, A, or B
CLB 4 for NOC C
Level of EducationPost-secondary
1 year
Work ExperienceEmployed in Saskatchewan
Healthcare Occupation
6 months
Investment RequirementNone

Connection to Saskatchewan

In order to be eligible for the Saskatchewan Health Professionals as an other health professional, a candidate must already be in Saskatchewan working in a healthcare occupation with a valid work permit. The candidate must have been working for a provincial health authority for at least the 6 months prior to application. Additionally, the candidate must have a job offer from the same employer for a full time position. This position must be in the healthcare sector in an occupation at National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level 0, A, B, or C.

 

Job Offer

To be considered valid, an offer of employment must be supported by a Letter of Offer from the employer, as well as a Job Approval Letter from SINP. In order to obtain a job approval letter, an applicant’s employer must register online using the SINP Online Portal. The employer must submit the position for assessment by SINP. If SINP approves the position, the employer will receive an official Job Approval Letter.

If a candidate’s profession requires workers in Saskatchewan to have proper licensing or certification, then the candidate will be required to show proof of their eligibility for such licensing or certification.

 

Language Proficiency

If a candidate’s employment offer is for a position at NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B then there is no language proficiency requirement. If a candidate’s employment offer is for a position at NOC Skill Level C then the candidate must have valid language test scores showing proficiency equivalent to the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 4 or higher.

 

Level of Education

To be considered under the other health professionals substream, candidates must have at least one year of post-secondary education or job specific training.

 

Work Experience

The candidate must have at least six (6) months of experience working full-time for a provincial health authority in Saskatchewan.

Application Procedure

The Saskatchewan Health Professionals stream accepts applications from eligible candidates at all times. Eligible candidates may submit applications using the SINP Online Portal. This program does not have an application fee. If the province approves the application, Saskatchewan will notify the applicant they have been selected for provincial nomination. This notification will be sent to the applicant by email. At this point, the applicant officially receives a provincial nomination, making them eligible to submit a federal application for Canadian permanent residence.

After receiving a provincial nomination an applicant has six months to submit their permanent residency application. Applicants in this program must complete and submit a paper-based application for permanent residence and submit it by mail to the appropriate application centre. Paper-based PNP applications for permanent residence are generally processed within 18 months.

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