“The Tech Talent Pathway offers a competitive advantage to Saskatchewan industries and is unique in Canada. It streamlines the immigration process and acknowledges that we want our immigrants to stay right here in our province to join us in creating innovative solutions for Saskatchewan to export to the world.” said SaskTech President Dr. Aaron Genest.
The stream will provide an fast-tracked pathway to permanent residence for tech professionals currently working in Saskatchewan as well as overseas recruits.
To be eligible, applicants to the Tech Talent Pathway must:
To qualify under SINP’s new program, candidates must have a job offer in one of the following tech occupations:
|0213||Computer and information systems managers|
|2133||Electrical and Electronics engineers|
|2147||Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)|
|2171||Information System analysts and consultants|
|2172||Database analysts and data administrators|
|2173||Software engineers and designers|
|2174||Computer programmers and interactive media developers|
|2175||Web designers and developers|
|2281||Computer network technicians|
|2282||User support technicians|
|2283||Information system testing technicians|
If your occupation is regulated in Saskatchewan, you must be eligible for licensing to qualify for this program. The following occupations require licensing:
NOC 2147 – Computer Engineers
NOC 2173 – Software Engineers (but not Designers)
NOC 2133 – Electrical and Electronics Engineers
To demonstrate you are eligible for licensing, you must provide a letter from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) that shows your application registering as an Engineer-in-Training has been approved, or a letter from APEGS showing that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
Job Approval Letters (JAL) can be used by foreign nationals to apply for Saskatchewan nomination.
In order to hire foreign nationals, Saskatchewan employers must obtain a Certificate of Registration from the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety. Saskatchewan employers must then submit an application for a Job Approval Letter for each foreign worker they wish to hire.
Interested in learning more about your options to immigrate to Saskatchewan or any other Canadian province? Complete our free online assessment form today!
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