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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

Requirement 
Express Entry ProfileNo
Connection to ProvinceNo
Job OfferNo
Language ProficiencyCLB 4
Level of EducationPost-secondary
1 year
Work Experience1 year at NOC level A, B or 0 (cannot be in an occupation listed on the SINP Excluded Occupation List)
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 a high-skilled occupation at NOC level “A”, “B”, or “0” that does not appear on the SINP Excluded Occupations List.

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 $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.

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?
October 31, 201968231Invited Candidates had Educational
Credential Assessments.

The following NOCs have been included: 1114, 1121, 1211, 1212, 1213, 1215, 1221, 1222, 1223, 1224, 1225, 1226, 1241, 1242, 1252, 1253, 1254, 1313, 2171, 2172, 2222, 2234, 2242, 2251, 2253, 2263, 2281, 2282, 3212, 3219, 3223, 3237, 4011, 4021, 4033, 4161, 4163, 4164, 4165, 4166, 4167, 4211, 4216, 6221, 6222, 6235, 6316, 6331, 6342, 7245, 7246, 7315, 8222, 8255, 9212, 9213, 9226, 9241
October 8, 201969328Invited Candidates had Educational
Credential Assessments.

The following NOCs have been included:
0111, 0112, 0114, 0122, 0821, 1114,
1221, 1241, 1311, 2171, 2174, 2251
6235, 6332, 7321
October 2, 201968214Invited Candidates had Educational
Credential Assessments.

The following NOCs have been included:
0013, 0014, 0016, 0121, 0125, 0131, 0212, 0421, 0621, 0631, 0632, 0711, 0712, 0714, 0731, 0811, 0912, 1121, 1211, 1212, 1213, 1215, 1222, 1223, 1224, 1225, 1226, 1242, 1243, 1251, 1252, 1254, 1313, 2112, 2172, 2222, 2233, 2234, 2242, 2253, 2262, 2263, 2281, 2282, 3212, 3214, 3219, 3223, 3237, 4033, 4153, 4161, 4163, 4164, 4165, 4166, 4167, 4169, 4211, 4216, 6221, 6222, 6315, 6316, 6321, 6331, 6342, 7232, 7305, 7311, 7315, 7381, 8222, 9212, 9213, 9232, 9241
September 25, 201979365Invited Candidates had Educational
Credential Assessments.

The following NOCs have been included:
0013, 0016, 0111, 0112, 0113, 0114, 0122, 0125, 0131, 0212, 0213, 0421, 0423, 0601, 0621, 0631, 0632, 0651, 0711, 0712, 0714, 0821, 0822, 0912, 1114, 1121, 1211, 1212, 1213, 1215, 1221, 1223, 1224, 1225, 1226, 1241, 1242, 1243, 1251, 1252, 1254, 1311, 1313, 2112, 2131, 2134, 2142, 2148, 2161, 2171, 2172, 2221, 2222, 2242, 2251, 2252, 2253, 2263, 2281, 2282, 3122, 3143, 3211, 3212, 3215, 3234, 4011, 4021, 4033, 4151, 4152, 4161, 4163, 4165, 4166, 4211, 4212, 4214, 4214, 4215, 4216, 6221, 6222, 6235, 6331, 6332, 6342, 7201, 7202, 7204, 7231, 7237, 7305, 7311, 7312, 7321, 7322, 7381, 9213, 9241
August 15, 201978105Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.
July 24, 201974277Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.
June 20, 201968211Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.
June 6, 201975342Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.
May 22, 201982221Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.
May 1, 201967121Occupations 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, 201960210Occupations 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, 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

FactorPoints
Factor 1: Labour Market Success
Education and Training23
Skilled Work Experience10
Language Ability20
Age12
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
Maximum100

Education

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
Maximum23

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
Maximum15

Language

Language AbilityPoints
CLB 8 and higher20
CLB 718
CLB 616
CLB 514
CLB 412
English or French speaker without language test results0
Maximum20

Age

AgePoints
< 18 years0
18-21 years8
22-34 years12
35-45 years10
46-50 years8
> 50 years0
Maximum12

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
Maximum30

SINP Occupations In-Demand

In order to qualify for Saskatchewan Occupation In-Demand, a candidate must have a minimum of 12 months of full-time work experience in an occupation at NOC level “A”, “B” or “0”. The occupation will not be eligible if it is listed on the SINP Excluded Occupation List which follows bellow:

NOCOccupation Title
11Legislators
12Senior government managers and officials
15Senior managers - trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.
311Managers in health care
411Government managers - health and social policy development and program administration
412Government managers - economic analysis, policy development and program administration
413Government managers - education policy development and program administration
414Other managers in public administration
431Commissioned police officers
432Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers
433Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces
511Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers
512Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
513Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors
823Managers in aquaculture
1111Financial auditors and accountants
1113Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
1227Court officers and justices of the peace
1228Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers
1312Insurance adjusters and claims examiners
1314 Assessors, valuators and appraisers
1315Customs, ship and other brokers
2111Physicists and astronomers
2113Geoscientists
2114Meteorologists and climatologists
2115Other professional occupations in physical sciences
2122Forestry professionals
2145Petroleum engineers
2146Aerospace engineers
2152Landscape architects
2153Urban and land use planners
2271Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors
2273Deck officers, water transport
2274Engineer officers, water transport
2275Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators
3011Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
3012Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
3111Specialist physicians
3112General practitioners and family physicians
3113Dentists
3114Veterinarians
3121Optometrists
3124Allied primary health practitioners
3125Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
3131Pharmacists
3132Dietitians and nutritionists
3141Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
3142Physiotherapists
3144Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
3213Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
3221Denturists
3222Dental hygienists and dental therapists
3231Opticians
3232Practitioners of natural healing
3233Licensed practical nurses
3236Massage therapists
4012Post-secondary teaching and research assistants
4031Secondary school teachers
4032Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
4111Judges
4112Lawyers and Quebec notaries
4154Professional occupations in religion
4155Probation and parole officers and related occupations
4168Program officers unique to government
4217Other religious occupations
4311Police officers (except commissioned)
4312Firefighters
4313Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Forces
5111Librarians
5112Conservators and curators
5113Archivists
5121Authors and writers
5122Editors
5123Journalists
5125Translators, terminologists and interpreters
5131Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
5132Conductors, composers and arrangers
5133Musicians and singers
5134Dancers
5135Actors and comedians
5136Painters, sculptors and other visual artists
5211Library and public archive technicians
5212Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries
5221Photographers
5222Film and video camera operators
5223Graphic arts technicians
5224Broadcast technicians
5225Audio and video recording technicians
5226Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing
arts
5227Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
5231Announcers and other broadcasters
5232Other performers, n.e.c.
5241Graphic designers and illustrators
5242Interior designers and interior decorators
5243Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers
5244Artisans and craftspersons
5245Patternmakers - textile, leather and fur products
5251Athletes
5252Coaches
5253Sports officials and referees
5254Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness
6231Insurance agents and brokers
6232Real estate agents and salespersons
6311Food service supervisors
6314Customer and information services supervisors
6341Hairstylists and barbers
6343Shoe repairers and shoemakers
6346Funeral directors and embalmers
7233Sheet metal workers
7247Cable television service and maintenance technicians
7253 Gas fitters
7303Supervisors, printing and related occupations
7316Machine fitters
7318Elevator constructors and mechanics
7331Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
7361Railway and yard locomotive engineers
7372Drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction
8232Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
8261 Fishing masters and officers
8262Fishermen/women
9214Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
9217Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
9221Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling
9222Supervisors, electronics manufacturing
9223Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing
9224Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing
9227Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly
9235Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators
9243Water and waste treatment plant operators

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