Saskatchewan Skilled Worker Program Reopened

The International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) reopened when the government of Saskatchewan updated their website on July 20th, announcing that this Canadian immigration stream is now open to new applicants.

What is the sub-category?

The SINP’s International Skilled Worker category enables the province to nominate skilled workers with the required education, experience and language abilities to successfully establish themselves in Saskatchewan. The sub-category allows skilled workers who are already in the Federal Express Entry Pool with enough experience for an in demand occupation in Saskatchewan to enter into the running. As this category improves, a successful nominee who has submitted their application will be awarded 600 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) at a later draw from the Express Entry pool. The sub—category has been opened 7 times since it was first introduced last year.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for the SINP’s International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category, applicants must:

  • Have proof of legal status, if currently living in Canada.
  • Have been accepted into the IRCC’s Express Entry pool.
  • Have an Express Entry profile number and job seeker validation code
  • Include language test results from a designated testing agency that the level stipulated in their Express Entry profile.
  • Have completed at least one year post-secondary education or training which is comparable to the Canadian Education System.
  • Have a minimum level of work experience in their field of education
  • Or have training in a highly skilled occupation that could be considered as in demand in Saskatchewan.
  1. A minimum of one year’s work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled profession or
  2. A minimum of two year’s work experience in Canada in the past three years (trades and non-trades).
  • Must obtain proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure if their profession is regulated in Saskatchewan and requires compulsory certification.
  • Hold a certificate of qualification (a letter of invitation) in their skilled trade from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission if their work experience is in a skilled trade.
  • Have proof of enough settlement funds and settlement plan.
  • Must score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid.

Points Assessment Grid

Candidates will be assessed points according to the following five factors

  • Education and Training = Maximum 23 points
  • Skilled work experience = Maximum 15 points
  • Language ability = Maximum 20 points
  • Age = Maximum 12 points
  • Connection to the Saskatchewan labour market = Maximum 30 points

NB! Remember you need to score 60 points out of 100 in order to be eligible for nomination.

Some of the top in-demand occupations for the SNIP are Managers in Agriculture, Property Administrators and Health Information Management occupations all skilled at level B, and Mathematics, Statisticians and Actuaries, and Information Systems Analyst and Consultants skilled at level A.