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Occupations In-Demand

Saskatchewan Occupation In-Demand is one of the International Skilled Worker streams of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) operated by the province of Saskatchewan. Candidates who have experience in one of Saskatchewan’s in-demand occupations and score high enough on the SINP Points Assessment Grid may submit an Expression of Interest to be considered for the stream.

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Candidates who are successfully nominated through the Saskatchewan Occupation In-Demand stream will be invited to submit an official application for Canadian permanent residence.

This stream uses the SINP Points Assessment Grid to rank interested candidates against one another. Only those candidates who have the most competitive profiles will be invited to submit an official application to the program.

Program Requirements

Express Entry ProfileNo
Connection to ProvinceNo
Job OfferNo
Language ProficiencyCLB 4
Level of EducationPost-secondary
1 year
Work ExperienceIn-Demand Occupation List
1 year
Investment RequirementNone

Language Proficiency

To be eligible for the Saskatchewan Occupations In-Demand stream, candidates must demonstrate proof of English or French language proficiency. All candidates must have valid language test scores showing proficiency equivalent to the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4 or higher.

Level of Education

All candidates must demonstrate an educational credential equivalent to at least a Canadian one-year post-secondary diploma. If a candidate’s profession is regulated in Saskatchewan, then it is likely that the candidate will be required to show their certification or their eligibility for certification as part of the application.

Work Experience

All candidates through this stream must have a minimum of 12-months, full time work experience in one of Saskatchewan’s in-demand occupations.

Points Assessment Grid

Saskatchewan Occupation In-Demand requires that all candidates have scored a minimum of 60 points on the SINP Points Assessment Grid.

Settlement Funds

Candidates must meet the settlement funds requirement as determined by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This can be demonstrated through their own finances, or through maintaining a valid offer of employment.

Application Procedure

The Saskatchewan Occupations In-Demand stream operates on an Expression of Interest (EOI) system. Candidates who meet the minimum stream requirements can register a profile using the SINP Online portal.

Once the profile has been submitted, candidates will be assigned a score and ranked against one another using the SINP Ranking System. The highest ranking candidates will be issued an Invitation to Apply during one of the SINP Draws. After receiving an invitation, a candidate must submit a complete application to Saskatchewan within the designated time limit.

Candidates submitting applications for SINP must pay a non-refundable application fee of $300 CAD.

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.

Saskatchewan Occupations In-Demand - Recent Draws

The Expression of Interest system for managing the Saskatchewan Occupations In-Demand stream was implemented on July 16th, 2018. Below is the history of invitations issued following that date:

DrawMinimum ScoreNumber of Invitations IssuedAdditional Selection Criteria Applied?
March 6, 20198168All EOIs had Educational Credential Assessments
January 16, 201966234All EOIs had Educational Credential Assessments
December 6, 201861532All EOIs had Educational Credential Assessments
November 23, 201864267All EOIs had Educational Credential Assessments
November 1, 201861671All EOIs had Educational Credential Assessments
October 10, 201863494All EOIs had Educational Credential Assessments
September 27, 201866213All EOIs had Educational Credential Assessments
September 20, 201875140All EOIs had Educational Credential Assessments

SINP Points Assessment Grid

The SINP Points Assessment Grid is out of 100 points. In order to be eligible for the program a candidate must score a minimum of 60 points. Please note that candidates will be required to submit supporting documentation with their SINP application demonstrating that they have met the 60 point requirement.

This points grid is also used to rank candidates’ Expressions of Interest. Only those candidates with the highest scores will be invited to submit applications to SINP. If too many candidates have the same score, Saskatchewan reserves the right to apply additional criteria to prioritize the selection of candidates. If candidates have the same score, SINP will prioritize candidates with a connection to Saskatchewan (a relative, past work experience, past education). If there are still too many candidates with the same score SINP will prioritize candidates with more years of work experience and higher language scores.

Overview of Factors

Factor 1: Labour Market Success
Education and Training23
Skilled Work Experience15
Language Ability20
Factor 1 Maximum70
Factor 2: Connection to Saskatchewan and Labour Market
Employment Offer Subcategory - Connection to Saskatchewan30
Occupation In-Demand and Saskatchewan Express Entry Subcategories - Connection to Saskatchewan20
Factor 2 Maximum30


Education and TrainingPoints
Master's or Doctorate Degree23
University Bachelor's Degree (minimum 3 year program)20
Trade Certification (equivalent to Saskatchewan journey person and approved by the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Commission)20
Degree, diploma or certificate (minimum 2 year program)15
Degree, diploma or certificate (minimum 1 year program of study, or equivalent to a trade certificate)12

Work Experience

Skilled Work ExperiencePoints
a) in the 5 year period prior to application submission date
5 years10
4 years8
3 years6
2 years4
1 year2
b) in the 6-10 year period prior to application submission date
5 years5
4 years4
3 years3
2 years2
less than 1 year0


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


< 18 years0
18-21 years8
22-34 years12
35-45 years10
46-50 years8
> 50 years0

Connection to Saskatchewan

Connection to SaskatchewanPoints
The following points are for the Employment Offer subcategory only:
High skilled employment offer from a Saskatchewan employer30
The following points are for the Occupation In-Demand and Saskatchewan Express Entry subcategories only
Close family relative in Saskatchewan (must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Includes parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins.)20
Past work experience in Saskatchewan (minimum of 12 months of work within the past 5 years)5
Past student experience in Saskatchewan (minimum of one full-time academic year of study at a recognized Saskatchewan post-secondary education instution)5

SINP In-Demand Occupations List

In order to qualify for Saskatchewan Occupation In-Demand, a candidate must have a minimum of 12 months of full-time work experience in one of the SINP In-Demand Occupations.

In-Demand Occupations

NOC CodeOccupations
2154Land surveyors
3215Medical Radiation Technologists
4212Social and community service workers
4214Early childhood educators and assistants
3211Medical laboratory technologists
3216Medical sonographers
2123Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
6331Meat cutters
7201Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
7204Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
7311Industrial mechanics
7312Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
7321Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics
7322Motor vehicle body repairers
7384Recreation Vehicle Service
0822Managers in horticulture
8252Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
0821Managers in agriculture

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