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Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program – Saskatchewan’s PNP

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A founding partner of Abramovich & Tchern, Ksenia started her legal career at one of Canada’s top immigration firms, where she operated her own immigration law practice, with a focus on corporate and individual immigration applications.

The province of Saskatchewan offers several economic immigration streams under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), including the International Skilled Worker, the Worker with Saskatchewan Experience, Entrepreneur, and Farm Owner and Operator streams. It also frequently targets specific sectors and in-demand occupations. Current in-demand occupations include health professionals, hospitality sector workers, and long haul truck drivers.

Saskatchewan – International Skilled Worker: Occupation In-Demand

Unlike many other skilled streams, the SINP- Occupation In Demand stream is job offer independent.

Who Is Eligible To Apply Under The SINP Occupation In Demand Stream?

As an applicant, you may be eligible to apply if:

  • You live outside of Canada or have proof of legal status in Canada;
  • Are not a refugee claimant;
  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 110 on the SINP point assessment grid;
  • Have a language score of at least 4 – Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4(Some employers may ask for language scores that are higher than CLB 4);
  • Have completed post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship that’s comparable to that in Canada;
  • Have earned a diploma, certificate or degree;
  • Have work experience that is high skilled and not on the Excluded Occupation List;
  • Have a minimum of one year of full-time (minimum 30 hours per week) paid work experience in a skilled occupation over the past 10 years related to your field of education. Your work experience must be in a high skilled occupation (NOC “0”, “A” or “B”) that is considered to be in-demand in Saskatchewan at the time of your application. See Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry Occupation Requirements for more information.
  • Your work experience must be related to your occupation and education.
  • Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan.

Note: Applicants with education outside of Canada must submit an educational credential assessment (ECA) from a designated organization (See IRCC’s list of approved organizations). Individuals who have completed trades or job training as part of their high school education must instead apply for Saskatchewan licensure (See Regulated Occupations and Licensing Requirements and SINP Requirements Related to Professional Status or Licensure for more information.

How To Apply To The SINP Occupation In Demand Scream?

To apply for this sub-category, you must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). If you successfully submit an EOI, you will be entered into the EOI pool of eligible candidates.

Please note that not all candidates who submit an International Skilled Worker EOI will be invited to apply to the SINP. However, if you have experience in one of the in-demand occupations, this program may offer you a high chance of success in gaining your permanent residency in Canada.

Curious if you qualify for this program? See SINP’s Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry Occupation Requirements for more information, or talk to one of our immigration lawyers about your options.

Ksenia Tchern

A founding partner of Abramovich & Tchern, Ksenia started her legal career at one of Canada’s top immigration firms, where she operated her own immigration law practice, with a focus on corporate and individual immigration applications.