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Saskatchewan Launches EOI Pool for International Healthcare Workers

Published on: December 21st, 2021

Saskatchewan just made it easier for foreign healthcare workers to find employment, and eventually transition to permanent residence status.

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The Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP) launched an Expression of Interest (EOI) process for healthcare workers interested in working in the province of Saskatchewan. The system will help match eligible foreign applicants with Saskatchewan healthcare sector employers.

Interested candidates must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile. Saskatchewan then ranks and scores qualifying profiles using their points system, which looks at a combination of:

  • Education and training;
  • Skilled work experience;
  • Language ability;
  • Age; and
  • Connection to Saskatchewan labour market and adaptability

Certain candidates with in-demand skills may be contacted through Saskatchewan’s EOI portal with details on how to apply for a job opportunity.

Applicants selected for employment from the EOI pool may become eligible to apply for nomination. Candidates holding a valid Saskatchewan job offer in the healthcare sector may qualify to apply under the International Skilled Worker: Employment Offer or the Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot.

Saskatchewan has not put a limit on the number of EOI profiles they will accept. However, candidates may only have one profile submitted in the EOI profile.

Eligible occupations

Saskatchewan’s new EOI system is open to candidates with experience in one of the following healthcare sector occupations:

NOCOccupation Titles
1252Health Information Management Practitioner
3012Registered Nurse and Registered Psychiatric Nurse
3124Nurse Practitioner
3141Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist
3142Physical Therapist
3143Occupational Therapist
3211Combined Laboratory & X‐Ray Technologist, Clinical Genetics Technologist, and Medical Laboratory Technologist
3212Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants
3214Respiratory Therapists, Cardiopulmonary Function Technologist, Perfusionist
3215Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist, Medical Radiation Technologist, Nuclear Medicine Technologist
3216Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer, Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
3217Cardiology Technologist and Cardiovascular Technologist, Electroneurophysiology Technologist
3219Pharmacy Technician
3223Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants
3233Licensed Practical Nurse
3234Emergency Medical Technician
3237Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
3413Continuing Care Assistant
4151Psychologist (Masters and PhD)

Other options to immigrate to Saskatchewan

Candidates that are interested in living in Saskatchewan, but don’t have work experience in one of the eligible healthcare occupations may still be eligible under another nominee program.

Saskatchewan’s In-Demand Occupation and Express Entry streams also operate using a points-based Expression of Interest system. However, these streams do not require a job offer in the province. Instead, candidates must meet a minimum of 60 points to submit a profile.

Then, in regular EOI draws, Saskatchewan invites candidates with experience in certain occupations in demand at the time. The draws also target a minimum score requirement and usually require that candidates have an Education Credential Assessment (ECA) report.


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