International Skilled Worker – Occupations In Demand

This sub –category is made for the skilled workers who have the required experience in one of Saskatchewan’s In-demand occupations. Under this sub-category a job offer is not required in the province.

History of application intakes for SINP International Skilled Worker – Occupations In Demand

Opening date of intake periodApplication intake quota
9-Aug-171,200
12-Jun-17600
4-Jan-17500
22-Nov-161,200
24-Oct-16700
4-Oct-16500
30-Aug-16700
21-Jun-16600
4-Jan-16500
21-Sep-151,000

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible under the Occupations In-Demand sub-category, Applicants should:

  1. Have proof of being a legal citizen, if residing in Canada.
  2. Have a minimum language score according the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4.
  3. Have completed one year of their post-secondary education or training that is equal to the Canadian education system.
  4. The candidate should have a degree, diploma, certificate or a certificate equal to a trade certificate after pursuing the program of study.
  5. Important Note: From April 1, 2018 all applications submitted to the Occupations In-Demand Sub-Category should include an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) from a designated organization.
  6. Have at least one year of paid work experience in an occupation related to their field of education. The occupation should come under (NOC O, A or B) that is present in the Saskatchewan in-demand occupation list.
  7. Get a proof of eligibility for obtaining a Saskatchewan licensure if the candidate’s profession required them to have a compulsory certificate.
  8. Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan.
  9. Score at least 60 out of 100 points in the point’s assessment grid.

SINP In-Demand Occupations List

No licensure required

NOCOCCUPATION
0423Managers in social, community and correctional services
1122Managers in Professional occupations in business management consulting
2212Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
2121Biologists and related scientists
2123Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
2225Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
2242Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
2243Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
0811Managers in natural resources production and fishing
0821Managers in agriculture
0911Manufacturing managers
0912Utilities managers

Licensure required

NOCOCCUPATIONSINP REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO PROFESSIONAL STATUS OR LICENSURE
0211Engineering managersProvide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership; or a letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2131Civil engineersProvide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership; or a letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2132Mechanical engineersProvide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership; or a letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2133Electrical and electronics engineersProvide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership; or a letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2141Industrial and manufacturing engineersProvide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership; or a letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2147Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)Provide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership; or a letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2151ArchitectsProvide your “Academic Certification” documentation from the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB).Or

Documentation from the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) showing your acceptance into the Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect (BEFA) program including an invitation to apply to the self-assessment phase (2nd step).

2154Land surveyorsProvide documentation from the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS) showing your “Candidate status” and eligibility to write the CBEPS candidate examinations.
2173Software engineers and designersProvide documentation from the Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS) showing your:

  • Candidate Membership as an Associate Information Technology Professional (AITP); or,
  • Certified Membership as an Information Systems Professional (I.S.P); or,
  • Certified Membership as an Information Technology Certified Professional of Canada (ITCP).

For more information, visit the provincial regulator the Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS).

2175Web designers and developerProvide documentation from the Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS) showing your:

  • Candidate Membership as an Associate Information Technology Professional (AITP); or,
  • Certified Membership as an Information Systems Professional (I.S.P); or,
  • Certified Membership as an Information Technology Certified Professional of Canada (ITCP).

For more information, visit the provincial regulator the Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS).

4151PsychologistsProvide documentation from the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists showing your eligibility for provisional licensure.
4212Social and community service workersProvide your assessment of equivalency letter from the Canadian Association of Social Workers showing your foreign credential is equivalent to a Canadian Bachelor or Masters of Social Work.
4214Early childhood educators and assistantsProvide documentation from the Ministry of Education showing your eligibility for Early Childhood Educator Certification.
3211Medical laboratory technologistsProvide a copy of your valid licensure (temporary or provisional) from the Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists.
3216Medical sonographersProvide documentation from Sonography Canada showing your eligibility to challenge their qualifying examinations OR Provide your Examination Confirmation Letter (ECL) or proof of Sonography Certification from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).Note: ARDMS examinations can be written in various testing centres worldwide through Pearson VUE.
6331Meat cuttersAs per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7231MachinistsAs per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7272CabinetmakersAs per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7311Industrial mechanicsAs per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7312Heavy-duty equipment mechanicsAs per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7321Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanicsAs per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7322Motor vehicle body repairersAs per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7237WeldersAs per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).


Selection Factors:

Selection factorPoints
Education and trainingMaximum 23 points
Skilled work experienceMaximum 15 points
Language abilityMaximum 20 points
AgeMaximum 12 points
Connection to Saskatchewan labour marketMaximum 30 points
TotalMaximum 100 points
Pass mark:60 points

Factor 1: Education and Training:

This category awards a maximum of 23 points, where the candidate can score points based on their level of education. For more information regarding the same.

Education & TrainingPoints
Master’s or Doctorate degree23
University degree that required at least three years of full-time study20
Trade certification equivalent to journey person status in Saskatchewan20
Degree, diploma or certificate that required at least two years of full-time post-secondary study, or certificate equivalent15
Degree, diploma or certificate that required at least one year of full-time post-secondary study, or certificate equivalent to a trade certificate12


Factor 2: Skilled Work Experience:

This category helps the candidate to avail a maximum of 15 points, here the candidate can avail these points by submitting documented proofs of any skilled work experience in their intended occupation in the last ten years. A total of two points are given to the candidate for a year’s worth of experience. And one point for every years experience in the last six to ten years period. For more information regarding the same.

Work experience during the most recent five years prior to applicationPoints
5 years10
4 years8
3 years6
2 years4
1 year2
Work experience during the six to ten year period prior to applicationPoints
5 years5
4 years4
3 years3
2 years2
1 year0


Factor 3: Language Ability:

This category awards a maximum of 20 points and to avail these points, the candidate needs to show a proof of a language proficiency in the official languages of Canada which are English and French. For more information regarding the same.

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


Factor 4: Age:

A maximum of 12 points can be availed from this category, the candidates will be given points based on their age. As the government of Saskatchewan wants to inculcate young individuals with long flourishing careers in their economy. For more information regarding the same.

AgePoints
Less than 18 years0
18-21 years8
22-34 years12
35-45 years10
46-50 years8
Over 50 years0


Factor 5: Connection to the Saskatchewan Labour Market:

A maximum 30 points can be availed under this head. This head denotes the candidates connections with the labour market of Saskatchewan. To get more information about the same.

Connection to the Saskatchewan Labour MarketPoints
High skilled employment offer – The applicant has a job offer for an occupation classified at NOC level 0, A, B or a designated trade in Saskatchewan30
Close relative in Saskatchewan – The applicant or accompanying spouse has a close relative that is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident residing in Saskatchewan. Close relatives include:20
Previous work experience in Saskatchewan – The applicant worked in Saskatchewan for at least twelve cumulative months in the past five years on a valid work permit5
Previous student experience in Saskatchewan – The applicant studied at a recognized Saskatchewan education institution for at least one full-time academic year on a valid study permit5

 

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