Saskatchewan’s International Skilled Worker: Occupations In-Demand Accept 700 new Applications

On August 30, 2016,Saskatchewan reopened “International Skilled Worker: Occupations In-Demand” , start to accept 700 new applications.  If the applicants got nominated, they will have a chance to apply Canadian permanent residence. The strength of this program is that the applicants do not require a job offer in order to make an application.



You may qualify for this sub-category if you live outside Canada or have proof of legal status in Canada, are not a refugee claimant and:

  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid;
  • Have a language score of at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4.
    • Employers and regulatory bodies may ask for language scores that are higher than CLB 4;
  • Have completed post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship that’s comparable to the Canadian education system of at least one year in length. You should have earned a diploma, certificate or degree with this.
  • Have at least one-year work experience in the past 10 years:
    • In your field of education or training occupation, and
    • In a high skilled occupation in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) Matrix level “A”, “B” or “0” that’s in-demand in Saskatchewan.
  • Show proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan license, if your intended occupation is in a regulated profession or compulsory apprenticeship trade;
    • You’ll need this as part of your SINP application. To see if your intended occupation is regulated in Saskatchewan, go to Regulated Occupations and Licensing Requirements; and
  • Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan.

This SINP sub-category is a ‘base’ sub-category, meaning that it is not aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. It is entirely plausible that individuals who are not eligible for Express Entry (for example, because of language ability) may be eligible for this SINP sub-category. Moreover, candidates in the Express Entry pool — but who have so far been unsuccessful at obtaining enough points under the Comprehensive Ranking System  to obtain an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence — may be eligible to immigrate to Canada through this sub-category.

SINP In-Demand Occupation List

NOC 2006  Equivalent  NOC 2011 Code NOC 2011 Title Mandatory (Compulsory) Certification or Licensing
213 0213 Computer and information systems managers No
314 0423 Managers in social, community and correctional services No
513 0513 Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors No
721 0714 Facility operation and maintenance managers No
8251 0821 Managers in agriculture No
1224 1224 Property administrators No
1225 1225 Purchasing agents and officers No
1211/1413 1252 Health information management occupations No
2161 2161 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries No
2171 2171 Information systems analysts and consultants No
2221 2221 Biological technologists and technicians No
2225 2225 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists No
2231 2231 Civil engineering technologists and technicians No
2232 2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians No
2244 2244 Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors No
2253 2253 Drafting technologists and technicians No
2212/2255 2255 Technical occupations in geomantic and meteorology No
7253 7253 Gas fitters No
7312 7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics No
7321 7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers No
7332 7332 Appliance servicers and repairers No