The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program announced an update to its in-demand list of occupations on July 3, which applies to its International Skilled Worker – Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories.
The following are key features of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) International Skilled Worker sub-categories:
- International Skilled Worker – Express Entry
- This ‘enhanced’ sub-category is aligned with the federal Express Entry. Therefore, candidates in this sub-category need to meet the eligibility requirements to enter the Express Entry pool.
- No job offer is required.
- Applications are received on a first-come, first-served basis from eligible candidates in the Express Entry pool.
- Successful candidates obtain an additional 600 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
- Candidates need to score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid.
- Candidates must have a minimum level of work experience related to their field of study or training in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, or B) that is considered to be in-demand in Saskatchewan.
- International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand
- Applications to this ‘base’ sub-category are received on a first-come, first-served basis and are processed entirely outside Express Entry.
- No job offer is required.
- Applicants need to score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) point assessment grid.
- Applicants need to have at least one-year of paid work experience in the past ten years related to their field of education or training, in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, or B) that is considered to be in-demand in Saskatchewan.
Updated In-Demand Occupations
Of the 33 in-demand occupations on the updated list, seven occupations do not require candidates to obtain specific professional licensure. The other 26 occupations do, however, require professional licensure from the relevant organizations designated by the Government of Saskatchewan. In many cases, the licensure process may be completed from outside Canada.
No license required
|0821||Managers in agriculture|
|2123||Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists|
|2242||Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)|
|4162||Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts|
|8252||Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers|
Professional license required
Changes to the In-Demand Occupations list
The SINP’s list previously featured 36 occupations. The SINP removed 12 occupations and added nine to its updated list above.
The following occupations were removed from the SINP in-demand list of occupations:
- NOC 0423 – Managers in social, community and correctional services
- NOC 0811 – Managers in natural resources production and fishing
- NOC 1122 – Professional occupations in business management consulting
- NOC 2132 – Mechanical engineers
- NOC 2133 – Electrical and electronics engineers
- NOC 2141 – Industrial and manufacturing engineers
- NOC 2151 – Architects
- NOC 2243 – Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
- NOC 7231 – Machinists
- NOC 7272 – Cabinetmakers
- NOC 2121 – Biologists and related scientists
- NOC 2212 – Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
- NOC 7311 – Industrial mechanics
Recent activity from the SINP
The SINP’s Occupations In-Demand sub-category opened once on June 7 and accepted 400 new applications also on a first-come, first-served basis.
A successful nomination under this sub-category results in a provincial nomination certificate being issued to the applicant.
The SINP’s Express Entry sub-category has opened twice in 2018 and closed within hours of reaching its application thresholds. In order to apply under this category, candidates must first submit a profile to the Express Entry pool.