Saskatchewan Announces In-Demand Occupations for Immigrant Nominee Program

Saskatchewan Government announced Skilled International Worker’s Occupations In-Demand sub-category for SINP (Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program) and the applications are open now. In the year 2018, it is the first intake.

Occupations In-Demand sub-category applications received under the Skilled International Worker were purely based on first-come, first-served.

To submit the application, there is no requirement of the Job offer and to apply for this sub-category. This sub-category is not linked with federal Express Entry so it is regarded as a “base” program.

Provincial nomination certificate is issued to the candidate who completes successful nomination of this SINP (Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program). Provincial nomination certificate is helpful to apply for permanent resident status by the applicant along with eligible family members to the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada).

In the last year, it took place on August 2, 2017, 35 eligible occupations were introduced which are new in-demand occupations by Saskatchewan Government. When the August intake started for 1,200 applicants, it is filled within a day.

In Demand sub-category is assumed to fill fastly because it is so popular. It is going to accept only 400 applications.

Attorney David Cohen, senior partner at the Campbell Cohen Law firm says, “We are happy to see the province of Saskatchewan proceed to make use of its Provincial Nominee Program to fill labor market requirements and grant a pathway to Canadian PR.”

To be eligible for this sub-category, candidates should satisfy following criteria:

  • If currently residing in Canada you need to provide legal status proof.
  • The minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) is 4.
  • Minimum, one year of post secondary education or training must be completed which is relative to the Canadian education system (the program of study must have resulted in a diploma, degree, certificate, or a certificate equal to a trade certificate).
  • Minimum, one year of one year of work experience which is paid in the past 10 years related to their field of training or education, in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, or B) that in-demand in Saskatchewan is considered.
  • Obtain eligibility proof for Saskatchewan licensure if their profession is regulated in Saskatchewan and needs compulsory certification or licensing.
  • Show settlement funds proof and a plan of settlement; and
  • Out of 100 points, applicants must score minimum 60 points in the assessment grid.

In-Demand Occupations

Totally there are 36 eligible in-demand occupations out of which 12 occupations do not require any professional licensure. A qualified individual with proper work experience in one of listed professions can apply to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program and receive a nomination certificate without applying for or receiving any professional licensure.

No license required

NOC OCCUPATION
0423 Managers in social, community and correctional services
1112 Financial and investment analysts
2212 Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
2121 Biologists and related scientists
2123 Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
2225 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
2242 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
0811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing
0821 Managers in agriculture
0911 Manufacturing managers
0912 Utilities managers


Professional license required

Saskatchewan requires certain candidates to apply for professional licensure for the application of immigration to be processed successfully. In many cases, this process may also be completed from Canada outside.

One noteworthy change is to the licensure requirements for Software engineers and designers, and these professions have different pathways under the new list.

NOC OCCUPATION NON-RESIDENT OF CANADA PATHWAY TO LICENSURE
0211 Engineering managers Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
2131 Civil engineers Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
2132 Mechanical engineers Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
2141 Industrial and manufacturing engineers Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
2151 Architects Refer to Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) notes
2154 Land surveyors Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS)
2173 Software engineers Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan
2173 Software designers Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS)
2175 Web designers and developer Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS)
4151 Psychologists College of Psychologists
4212 Social and community service workers Canadian Association of Social Workers
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants Ministry of Education
3211 Medical laboratory technologists Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists
3216 Medical sonographers Sonography Canada
6331 Meat cutters Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7231 Machinists Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7272 Cabinetmakers Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7311 Industrial mechanics Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7322 Motor vehicle body repairers Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7237 Welders Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)

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