MN Group

Tech Talent Pathway (SINP)

This sub-category is for high-skilled technology and innovation sector workers who:

  • Have an offer for a skilled job in Saskatchewan.
  • Meet the criteria of the sub-category.

Eligibility (Non-Express Entry)

You may qualify for this sub-category if you live outside Canada or have proof of legal status in Canada, are not a refugee claimant, and:

  • Meet the following work experience requirements:
    • If applying from in Saskatchewan: Currently working in Saskatchewan and have worked full-time (30+ hours per week) for at least six months for the employer offering you the job (in an eligible occupation). If you have not been working for your supporting employer full-time for at least six months, then you must have at least one-year of work experience in your occupation within the last five years.
    • If applying from inside or outside of Canada: One year of high-skilled related work experience in the past five years in your intended eligible occupation.
  • Meet the following language requirements:
    • If currently working for the employer offering you the job, meet the language requirements established by your employer in your job offer. Your employer will be assessing your language ability.
    • If not currently working for the employer offering you the job, have English and/or French language ability of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 or higher.
  • Be eligible for Saskatchewan licensing (if applicable to your occupation): NOC 2147 – Computer Engineers, NOC 2173 – Software Engineers (but not Designers), and NOC 2133 – Electrical and Electronics Engineers will be required to:
    • Provide a letter from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing that an application for registration as an Engineer-in-Training has been approved; OR
    • Provide a letter from APEGS indicating that they have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
  • Have a post-secondary education that relates to the job you’ve been offered (Master’s or Bachelor’s degree; or a three-year degree at a university or college; or a diploma that requires two years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other post-secondary institution).
  • Attest to your intent to work and reside in Saskatchewan.
  • Have an offer for an eligible permanent, full-time technology or innovation sector job in Saskatchewan. You will need a valid SINP Job Approval Letter to show proof.

The following high-skilled technology and innovation occupations are eligible through this stream:

NOCOccupation Titles
0213Computer and information systems managers
2133Electrical and Electronics engineers
2147Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2171Information System analysts and consultants
2172Database analysts and data administrators
2173Software engineers and designers
2174Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2175Web designers and developers
2281Computer network technicians
2282User support technicians
2283Information system testing technicians

The program criteria can change at any time, but we will use what was on this website when we received your application.

The federal government sets the amount of nominations the SINP can make every year. No application is guaranteed to be nominated.

Eligibility (Express Entry)

Those accepted into IRCC’s Express Entry pool may also be eligible through this stream. Those who choose to apply to this stream as IRCC Express Entry candidates have different requirements. Express Entry applications received priority processing by IRCC for permanent residency, with expected permanent residency application processing times of six months or less.

As a candidate in IRCC’s Express Entry pool, you may qualify for this sub-category if you live outside Canada or have proof of legal status in Canada, are not a refugee claimant, and:

  • Have a valid Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Code.
  • Have a language test result that meets the federal Express Entry language requirements.
  • Meet the following work experience requirements:
    • If applying from in Saskatchewan: Currently working in Saskatchewan and have worked full-time (30+ hours per week) for at least six months for the employer offering you the job (in an eligible occupation). If you have not been working for your supporting employer full-time for at least six months, then you must have at least one-year of work experience in your occupation within the last five years.
    • If applying from inside or outside of Canada: One year of high-skilled related work experience in the past five years in your intended eligible occupation.
  • Be eligible for Saskatchewan licensing (if applicable to your occupation): NOC 2147 – Computer Engineers, NOC 2173 – Software Engineers (but not Designers), and NOC 2133 – Electrical and Electronics Engineers will be required to:
    • Provide a letter from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing that an application for registration as an Engineer-in-Training has been approved; OR
    • Provide a letter from APEGS indicating that they have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
  • Have a post-secondary education that relates to the job you’ve been offered (Master’s or Bachelor’s degree; or a three-year degree at a university or college; or a diploma that requires two years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other post-secondary institution).
  • Attest to your intent to work and reside in Saskatchewan.
  • Have an offer for an eligible permanent, full-time technology or innovation sector job in Saskatchewan. You will need a valid SINP Job Approval Letter to show proof.

The following high-skilled technology and innovation occupations are eligible through this stream:

NOCOccupation Titles
0213Computer and information systems managers
2133Electrical and Electronics engineers
2147Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2171Information System analysts and consultants
2172Database analysts and data administrators
2173Software engineers and designers
2174Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2175Web designers and developers
2281Computer network technicians
2282User support technicians
2283Information system testing technicians

The program criteria can change at any time, but we will use what was on this website when we received your application.

The federal government sets the amount of nominations the SINP can make every year. No application is guaranteed to be nominated.