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International Skilled Worker Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot

SINP Skills Pilot.

This sub-category is for intermediate and low-skilled workers ineligible, high-demand occupations who:

  • Have an offer for a job in Saskatchewan.
  • Meet the criteria of the sub-category.
  • Have at least one year of full-time work experience in the past three years (in your intended occupation); or six months full-time (780 hours) working in Saskatchewan in the job.
  • Have a language score of at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4.
    • Some employers or regulators may ask for scores that are higher than CLB 4.
  • Have completed the equivalent of Canadian secondary school (high school) or higher-level education. If your studies were not completed in Canada, you will need to submit an Educational Credential Assessment.
    • Nominations issued for NOC 7511 – Transport Truck Drivers will be conditional until proof is provided to the SINP that you have received the required licensing and endorsements from Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) to maintain your nomination. The type of vehicle you drive on the job will determine the license and endorsements you will need. You must provide proof of completion of Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT)and that you hold a valid Class 1A license issued by SGI to drive power units and semi-trucks, and trucks with trailer(s) or vehicle(s) in tow where the gross vehicle weight of the towed unit(s) exceeds 4,600 kg. A valid Class 2A license issued by SGI will be required for all other types of transport trucks.

* This pilot is not available to employers hiring Home Support Workers, Housekeepers, and Related Occupations (NOC 4412) who reside in the client’s residence or their place of work. Employers seeking workers to reside in the client’s residence or their place of work must utilize Canada’s Caregiver Programs for recruitment.

Eligible Occupation with Job Offer

NOCOccupation Title
14400Shippers and receivers
14401Storekeepers and partspersons
32109Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
33102Nurse aides, orderlies and patient associates
33103Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
33109Other assisting occupations in support of health services
44101Home support workers, caregivers and related occupations*
64314Hotel front desk clerks
65102Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers
65200Food and beverage servers
65201Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
65310Light duty cleaners
65312Janitors, caretakers and heavy-duty cleaners
73201General building maintenance workers and building superintendents
73300Transport truck drivers
73400Heavy Equipment operators (except crane)
75101Material handlers
75110Construction trades helpers and labourers
84120Specialized livestock workers and farm machinery operators
85100Livestock labourers
85101Harvesting labourers
85111Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers
94105Metalworking and forging machine operators
94106Machining tool operators
94120Sawmill machine operators
94140Process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated processing
94141Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers
94204Mechanical assemblers and inspectors
94213Industrial painters, coaters and Metal finishing process operators
95101Labourers in Metal fabrication
95106Labourers in food, beverage and associated Products processing
95109Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities

Recruitment Efforts

SINP SKILLS PilotBefore submitting the Job Approval Form (JAF) to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), you must advertise each position being recruited on SaskJobs for a minimum of four consecutive weeks; in the three months before submitting the JAF.

The required job advertisement information includes:

  • Company operating name
  • Business address
  • Title of the position
  • Job duties (for each position, if advertising is for more than one vacancy)
  • Skills requirements (includes education and work experience)
  • Terms of employment (must be full-time (30+ hours), permanent position)
  • Language of work
  • Benefits package offered (if applicable)
  • Location(s) of work (local area, city, or town)
  • Contact information, including telephone number, cell phone number, email address, fax number, or mailing address
  • It is strongly recommended that the wage is included.

In the JAF you must upload a copy of the SaskJobs Job Order Information page showing the date the advertisement was listed and the length of the advertisement and provide the SaskJobs ID, or you can provide the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) for a foreign worker already working for your business. See the Employers Guide to Printing SaskJobs Order Information for how to print your SaskJobs order information.