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International Skilled Worker: Occupation In-Demand (SINP)

This sub-category is for skilled workers who:

  • Don’t have a job offer in Saskatchewan but are highly skilled in an in-demand occupation.
  • Meet the criteria. Criteria can change at any time, but SINP will use what was on this website when they first got your application.

To be eligible, you must pay a non-refundable $350 application fee online by Visa or Mastercard. It is the last step in order to submit your application.

  • 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 (For education outside of Canada, you 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))
  • Have work experience that is high skilled and not on the Excluded Occupation List
    • You must 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. Please see Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry Occupation Requirements for more information.
    • Your work experience must be related to your occupation and education(
    • See SINP Requirements Related to Professional Status or Licensure for more information)
    • You may need to provide proof of Professional Status or of eligibility for Licensure
    • Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan

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. Not all candidates who submit an International Skilled Worker EOI will be invited to apply to the SINP.

The points scores associated with an EOI profile will determine the likelihood of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA). Those with high scores within the pool of candidates will have a greater chance of being invited to apply. Once you are invited to apply, you will be required to provide proof to support the EOI points that you claimed. To remain eligible for a nomination you must meet the minimum points of the EOI Selection through which you received your ITA.

If there are grounds to believe that an applicant and/or their representative have provided false information on an EOI profile or application to increase their points score, then our Program Integrity Unity (PIU) will undertake an investigation for misrepresentation. If misrepresentation is found to have taken place then the applicant may be suspended from using the SINP for two years (or more, in the case of a repeat offence).

Point Assessment Grid

FACTOR I: LABOUR MARKET SUCCESS
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Master’s or Doctorate degree (Canadian equivalency).23
Bachelor’s degree OR at least a three-year degree at a university or college.20
Trade certification equivalent to journeyperson status in Saskatchewan.20
Canadian equivalency diploma that requires two (but less than three) years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other post-secondary institution.15
Canadian equivalency certificate or at least two semesters (but less than a two-year program) at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other post-secondary institution.12
SKILLED WORK EXPERIENCE
  • Your work experience must relate to the job you have put on your application.
  • One year of work experience equals 12 full months.
 

a) Work experience in the 5 years prior to application submission date.

 

5 years

10

4 years

8

3 years

6

2 years

4

1 year

2

b) In the 6-10 years prior to application submission date.

 

5 years

5

4 years

4

3 years

3

2 years

2

Less than 1 year

0

LANGUAGE ABILITY

  • Check IRCC’s website to convert your IELTS, CELPIP or TEF scores to CLB 4-10.
 
a) First Language Test (English or French) 

CLB 8 and higher

20

CLB 7

18

CLB 6

16

CLB 5

14

CLB 4

12

English or French speaker without language test results.

0
b) Second Language Test (English or French) 

 CLB 8 or higher

10 

 CLB 7

 CLB 6

 CLB 5

 CLB 4

 Not Applicable

AGE 
Less than 18 years0
18 – 21 years8
22 – 34 years12
35 – 45 years10
46 – 50 years8
More than 50 years0
MAXIMUM POINTS FOR FACTOR I80
FACTOR II: CONNECTION TO SASKATCHEWAN LABOUR MARKET & ADAPTABILITY

Points are given for having a connection to the Saskatchewan labour market. This shows your ability to successfully settle in Saskatchewan as a permanent resident.
The following points are for the Employment Offer subcategory only: 
High skilled employment offer from a Saskatchewan employer30
The following points are for the Occupation In-Demand and Saskatchewan Express Entry subcategories only 
Close family relative in Saskatchewan
  • The applicant or accompanying spouse has a family relative that is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Saskatchewan. This includes a: parent, sibling, grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, first cousin and step-family members or in-laws of the same relationships. The family members in Saskatchewan must meet the requirements as listed under “Required Documents” for your ISW sub-category.
20
Past work experience in Saskatchewan
  • At least 12 months of work in the past five years on a valid work permit.
5
Past student experience in Saskatchewan
  • At least one full-time academic year at a recognized Saskatchewan post-secondary education institution on a valid study permit.
5
MAXIMUM POINTS FOR FACTOR II30
MAXIMUM POINTS TOTAL: I + II =110