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.
|Express Entry Profile||No|
|Connection to Province||No|
|Language Proficiency||CLB 4|
|Level of Education||Post-secondary
|Work Experience||In-Demand Occupation List
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.
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.
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.
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 $350 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.
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:
|Draw||Minimum Score||Number of Invitations Issued||Additional Selection Criteria Applied?|
|August 15, 2019||78||105||Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.|
|July 24, 2019||74||277||Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.|
|June 20, 2019||68||211||Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.|
|June 6, 2019||75||342||Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.|
|May 22, 2019||82||221||Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.|
|May 1, 2019||67||121||Occupations included in the selection: Managers in social, community and correctional services, Conference and event planners, Medical sonographers, Psychologists, Instructors of persons with disabilities, Butchers and Bakers.
Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.
|April 17, 2019||60||210||Occupations included in the selection: Land Surveyors, Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology, Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners, Appliance servicers and repairers.
Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.
|March 6, 2019||81||68||All EOIs had Educational Credential Assessments|
|January 16, 2019||66||234||All EOIs had Educational Credential Assessments|
|December 6, 2018||61||532||All EOIs had Educational Credential Assessments|
|November 23, 2018||64||267||All EOIs had Educational Credential Assessments|
|November 1, 2018||61||671||All EOIs had Educational Credential Assessments|
|October 10, 2018||63||494||All EOIs had Educational Credential Assessments|
|September 27, 2018||66||213||All EOIs had Educational Credential Assessments|
|September 20, 2018||75||140||All EOIs had Educational Credential Assessments|
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.
|Factor 1: Labour Market Success|
|Education and Training||23|
|Skilled Work Experience||10|
|Factor 1 Maximum||70|
|Factor 2: Connection to Saskatchewan and Labour Market|
|Employment Offer Subcategory - Connection to Saskatchewan||30|
|Occupation In-Demand and Saskatchewan Express Entry Subcategories - Connection to Saskatchewan||20|
|Factor 2 Maximum||30|
|Education and Training||Points|
|Master's or Doctorate Degree||23|
|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|
|Skilled Work Experience||Points|
|a) in the 5 year period prior to application submission date|
|b) in the 6-10 year period prior to application submission date|
|less than 1 year||0|
|CLB 8 and higher||20|
|English or French speaker without language test results||0|
|< 18 years||0|
|> 50 years||0|
|Connection to Saskatchewan||Points|
|The following points are for the Employment Offer subcategory only:|
|High skilled employment offer from a Saskatchewan employer||30|
|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|
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.
|0423||Managers in social and community services|
|2174||Computer Programmers and interactive media developers|
|2251||Architectural technologists and technicians|
|3211||Medical laboratory technologists|
|3215||Medical radiation technologists|
|4212||Social and community service workers|
|4214||Early childhood educators|
|4215||Instructors of persons with disabilities|
|5254||Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness|
|7312||Heavy-duty equipment mechanics/technicians|
|7321||Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers|
|7322||Motor vehicle body repairers|
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