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1.1 International Skilled Worker Category

  • 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:
  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) point assessment grid;
  • Have at least one-year work experience in the past 10 years in your intended occupation;
  • Have a language score of at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4;
  • Employers and regulatory bodies may ask for language scores that are higher than CLB 4;
  • Show proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure, if your intended occupation is in a regulated profession or compulsory apprenticeship trade;
  • You will need this as part of your SINP application. To see if your intended occupation is regulated in Saskatchewan, go to Regulated Occupations and Licensing Requirements.
  • Have an offer of permanent, full-time employment in Saskatchewan. You will need a valid SINP Job Approval Letter to show proof of this. your offer is required to be in an occupation in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) Matrix level “A&”, “B”; or “O”, or in a designated trade in Saskatchewan.

2.1 Saskatchewan Experience Category – Skilled Worker With Existing Work Permit

  • Have a permanent full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer. The job is required to be in National Occupation Classification (NOC) Matrix “A”, “B” or
    “O”; or in a designated trade;
  • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter; and
  • Have worked for more than six months for the employer offering you the job, with a valid work permit issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).Your permanent, full-time job offer must be for the same position that you have been working in for the past six months;
  • Have a minimum language score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 if your job offer is in a NOC ‘C’occupation;
  • Have proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure if your occupation is regulated in Saskatchewan and requires mandatory (compulsory) certification or licensure. To see if your intended occupation is regulated in Saskatchewan, go to Regulated Occupations and Licensing Requirements;

2.2 Saskatchewan Experience Category – Semi-skilled Agriculture Worker with Existing Work Permit

  • Have a permanent full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer. The job is required to be in the following National Occupation Classification (NOC) occupations:
  • NOC 8431: General Farm Worker
  • NOC 8432: Nursery and Greenhouse Worker
  • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter; and
  • Have worked for more than six months for the employer offering you the job, with a valid work permit issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Your permanent, full-time job offer must be for the same position that you have been working in for the past six months;
  • The SINP is piloting criteria changes over 2019-2021 for specific semi-skilled occupations. If you are not currently working in Saskatchewan, you can apply if
    you have proof that you previously worked in Saskatchewan for a minimum of six months as a General Farm Worker or Nursery and Greenhouse Worker
  • Your work permit must be for one of the following programs:
  • Seasonal Agriculture Worker Program;
  • International Experience Canada; or
  • Temporary Foreign Worker Program;
  • Have completed the equivalent of a Canadian secondary school education (high school) or above, as demonstrated by a valid Educational Credential Assessment.
  • Have a minimum language score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 if your job offer is in a NOC ‘C’ occupation.

2.3 Saskatchewan Experience Category – Health Professionals

2.3.1 Physicians

  • Have a valid work permit issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC);
  • Have been practicing as a physician in Saskatchewan for at least six months.
  • Have a permanent, full-time job offer that has been:
    • Issued by a provincial health authority or the health education institution where you’re currently working; and/or
    • Verified with documents that describe your permanent arrangement to practice medicine in a Saskatchewan medical office. These could be:
      • A business plan or contract;
      • A partnership agreement; or
      • Other documents describing your practice.
      • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter;

2.3.2 Nurses

  • Have a valid work permit issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
  • Have been practicing as a nurse in Saskatchewan for at least six months
  • Have a permanent, full-time job offer from:
    • The Saskatchewan Health Authority;
    • The Saskatchewan Cancer Agency; or
    • Another publicly funded health employer
  • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter;

2.3.3 Other Health Professions

  • Are currently working in health jobs supported by the appropriate regional health authority, licensing body (as applicable) or other employer;
  • Are in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) Matrix level “A”, “B”,
    “C” or “O”;
  • Have at least one academic year of post-secondary education or job specific training; and
  • Meet the SINP criteria for nomination. The criteria can change at any time, but we’ll use what was on this website when we received your complete application.
  • Visit Saskatchewan Regulatory Bodies for a list of regulatory authorities in Saskatchewan.
  • Eligibility
  • To qualify in the Other Health Professions stream, you’ll need to:
  • Have a valid work permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
  • Have been working in an approved health job in Saskatchewan, for at least six months for the employer offering you the permanent job, in the same job position.
  • Have a permanent, full-time job offer from:
    • The Saskatchewan Health Authority;
    • The Saskatchewan Cancer Agency; or
    • Another health employer;
  • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter;
  • Have a minimum language score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 if your job offer is in a NOC “C” occupation;
  • Have proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure if your occupation is regulated in Saskatchewan and requires mandatory (compulsory) certification or licensure;

2.4 Saskatchewan Experience Category – Hospitality Sector Project

  • Have a valid work permit issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) through a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) for one of the following:
    • Food/Beverage Server (NOC 6513)
    • Food Counter Attendant/Kitchen Helper (NOC 6711)
    • Housekeeping/Cleaning Staff (NOC 6731)
  • The SINP is piloting criteria changes over 2019-2021 for specific semi-skilled occupations. If you are not currently working in Saskatchewan, you can apply to
    the Hospitality Sector category as a Food/Beverage Server if you have proof that you previously worked in Saskatchewan for a minimum of six months as a
    Food/Beverage Server.
  • Have completed at least Grade 12 education (or its equivalent);
  • Work for an employer that has been approved by the SINP to participate in the Hospitality Sector Project. The SINP won’t accept applications from hospitality sector employees who begin working for their employer before the employer receives SINP approval;
  • Work in Saskatchewan for the employer offering the permanent job for at least six months;
  • Have an offer of permanent, full-time employment from an approved Saskatchewan Hospitality employer;
  • Have at least Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 4 or higher English;language ability in all four categories (listening, speaking, reading and writing)
  • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter

2.5 Saskatchewan Experience Category – Long-Haul Truck Driver Project

  • Be working for an SINP-approved Saskatchewan trucking firm for at least six months on a temporary work permit. The permit must be issued by Immigration,
    Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and based on a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Service Canada;

    • The SINP is piloting criteria changes over 2019-2021 for specific semi-skilled occupations. If you are not currently working in Saskatchewan, you can apply to the Long-Haul Truck Drivers category if you have proof that you previously worked in Saskatchewan for a minimum of six months as a Long-Haul Truck Driver;
  • Have a current Saskatchewan Class 1A driver’s licence. If you are not currently working in Saskatchewan, you can apply to the Long-Haul Truck Drivers pilot without the Class 1A driver’s licence, but you will need to obtain this licence upon arrival in order to work in Saskatchewan;
  • Have an offer of full-time, permanent employment from your employer which must be an approved trucking firm in Saskatchewan; and,
  • Have at least Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 4 or higher English language ability in all four categories (listening, speaking, reading and writing);
  • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter;

2.6.1 Saskatchewan Experience Category – Graduated from a Saskatchewan Institute

  • You’ve graduated from a recognized post-secondary educational institution in Saskatchewan with:
    • A certificate;
    • A diploma; or
    • A degree.
  • You’ve worked for a minimum of 6 months (or 960 hours) of paid employment in Saskatchewan;
    • Eligible types of work experience in Saskatchewan include:
      • On- campus;
      • Off-campus;
      • Co-op terms;
      • Graduate fellowships that can be verified by your institution; and
      • Work experience gained on a post-graduate work permit;
  • You currently hold a valid post-graduation work permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
  • You have a current, permanent, full-time job offer in your field of study from a Saskatchewan employer. The job should be:
    • In an occupation in the National Occupation Classification (NOC) Matrix level “A”, “B”, “O” or
    • In a designated trade, or
    • A job offer that is related to your field of study and requires post-secondary education.
  • You have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter;
  • You must have a minimum language score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 if your job offer is in a NOC “C” occupation;

2.6.2 Saskatchewan Experience Category – Graduated from a Institute in Canada

  • You’ve graduated from a program equivalent to at least one academic year (8 months) of full-time study from a recognized post-secondary educational institution in Canada (outside of Saskatchewan) with:
    • A certificate;
    • A diploma; or
    • A degree
  • You’ve applied for, and received a valid post-graduation work permit from IRCC.
  • You’ve worked after graduation with a post-grad work permit for at least six consecutive months (minimum 960 hours) of paid employment in Saskatchewan
    in a position related to your field of study.

    • Eligible types of work experience in Saskatchewan include work experience
      gained on a post-graduate work permit;
  • You have a current, permanent, full-time job offer in your field of study from a Saskatchewan employer. The job should be:
    • In an occupation in the National Occupation Classification (NOC) Matrix level “A”, “B”, “O” or
    • In a designated trade, or
    • A job offer that is related to your field of study and requires post-secondary education;
  • You have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter;
  • You must have a minimum language score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 if your job offer is in a NOC ‘C’ occupation;