Saskatchewan Immigration Adds New In-demand Occupations

Saskatchewan Immigration just announced the addition of 12 new in-demand occupations for the province. This change has a direct impact on several streams of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) and shows us just how responsive the Provincial Nominee Program is to the needs of the provinces and territories of Canada. It is important that you stay up to date with the list of occupations as it may have an effect on your eligibility for Canadian immigration.

Luckily, we make it easy for you. Become familiar with the revised list of in-demand occupations to ensure you maximise your chances for Canadian immigration. If you have work experience in any of these, you could qualify to move to Canada permanently.

New Sasktachewan In-demand Occupations

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Two streams of the Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker category of the SINP require applicants to have experience in one of the province’s in-demand occupations. This does not mean that you need a job or job offer to qualify. You simply need to have some experience in one of these professions. The two affected streams are the Occupation in-demand and Express Entry stream.

Below you will find a table of the new jobs that have been added to the list. You will notice that the occupations range from semi-skilled to skilled jobs which allows for a variety of people to qualify for immigration.

OccupationAverage Yearly Salary
Managers in social and community services$49,253 CAD
Conference and event planners$44,668 CAD
Accounting technicians$42,963 CAD
Computer programmers and interactive media developers$53,162 CAD
Architectural technologists and technicians$49,377 CAD
Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology$57,389 CAD
Instructors of persons with disabilities$47,707 CAD
Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness$39,381 CAD
Bakers$35,234 CAD
Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners$30,225 CAD
Glaziers$52,260 CAD
Appliance servicers and repairersS$48,282 CAD

Removed Occupations

The addition of 12 occupations also came with a complete revision of the list and subsequently, ten occupations were removed. If you see your job on this list, do not worry. You will still have several other options available to you. There are over 70 different Canadian immigration programs, categories, subcategories and streams that each come with their own unique list of requirements. If you have skilled work experience, you are bound to find at least one or two programs that could qualify for.

Jobs Removed From Saskatchewan In-demand Occupation List
Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialistsAgricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
Contractors and supervisors, carpentry tradesContractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
Industrial mechanicsManagers in agriculture
Managers in horticulturePsychiatrists
Recreation Vehicle ServiceWelders

Saskatchewan Immigration Requirements

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Besides needing work experience in one of the in-demand occupations, you will need to meet several other requirements to qualify for Saskatchewan immigration under the Express Entry and Occupation In-demand streams. These requirements range from language tests to having an online Express Entry profile. We’ll help you find the perfect program for your unique profile below.

Saskatchewan Occupation In-demand Stream

In order to qualify for this stream, you will have to score a minimum of 60 on the SINP point assessment grid and Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4. You need to complete a minimum one year post secondary school program and you must have one to two years work experience depending on the job you had.

Saskatchewan Express Entry Stream

Seeing as this stream is linked to the Federal Express Entry system, you will have to create a valid Express Entry profile that is accepted in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s pool of candidates. Like the previous stream, you will also have to score a minimum of 60 on the SINP point assessment grid and your language test results need to match what you declared on your profile. You will also need to complete a minimum one year post secondary school program and you must have one to two years work experience depending on the job you had.

Other Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program Options

If you do not have work experience in one of the in-demand occupations, there are still other categories of the SINP that you can apply for as well as the Federal Skilled Worker Programs. Whether you are long haul truck driver or an enterprising businessman, Saskatchewan has a spot for you.

Other Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program Options
International Skilled Worker CategoryEmployment OfferFor skilled workers who have a job offer for a skilled occupation in Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Work ExperienceSkilled Worker With Existing Work PermitFor skilled workers who have been working in Saskatchewan for a minimum of six months with a valid work permit
Semi-skilled Agriculture Worker With Existing Work PermitFor semi-skilled workers who have been working in Saskatchewan for a minimum of six months with a valid work permit
Health ProfessionalsFor skilled workers who have been working in Saskatchewan as a physician, nurse or other health professional for a minimum of six months.
Hospitality Sector ProjectFor foreign workers who are currently working in Saskatchewan on a temporary work permit for an SINP approved employer as a food/beverage server, food counter attendant/kitchen helper or housekeeping/cleaning staff for a minimum of six months.
Long-haul Truck Driver ProjectFor applicants who have begun to work for an approved trucking firm in Saskatchewan on a temporary work permit
StudentsFor candidates who graduated from a recognized post-secondary educational institution in Canada
EntrepreneurFor candidates who would like to start, buy or invest in a business in the province
Farm Owner and OperatorFor people who have experience in managing or owning a farm and would like to do the same in the province

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