- As of March 5, 2018, the amount of settlement funds required has been revised to align with IRCC’s requirements.
- As of April 1, 2018 all applications (excluding trade occupations) to the Occupations In-Demand Sub-Category must include an Educational Credential Assessment from a designated organization.
- The International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand sub-category is closed to applications at this time. For your application to be accepted, it must be complete with all required documents or it will be returned and the application fee will not be refunded. When the application threshold is reached, no further applications will be accepted. The website will be updated Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
- For information on finding work in Saskatchewan, visit Finding Work.
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 in the province, and
- Meet the sub-category criteria. Criteria can change at any time, but we'll use what was on this website when we received your complete application.
To be eligible for this sub-category, you must pay a non-refundable $300 application fee online by Visa or Mastercard. It is the last step required in order to submit your application.
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 SINP point assessment grid;
- 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;
- Have completed post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship that’s comparable to the Canadian education system of at least one year in length. You must have earned a diploma, certificate or degree with this.
- For degrees and diplomas obtained outside of Canada, you must have an educational credential assessment (ECA) from a designated organization, as per IRCC's list of approved organizations.
- Have at least one-year work experience in the past 10 years:
- Show proof of Professional Status or Licensure (for regulated occupations or those with professional certification standards in Canada and/or Saskatchewan) if required for your occupation. Please see the SINP In-Demand Occupation List for these requirements. If this proof is required, your application will be held for processing until such proof is provided - all other required documents must be included in your application or your application will be returned as incomplete and your application fee will not be refunded.
- Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan.
The program criteria can change at any time, but we'll use what was on this website when we received your complete application.
The federal government sets the amount of nominations the SINP can make every year. The SINP also has a maximum number of application thresholds for each year. No application is guaranteed to be accepted and/or nominated. View the Maximum Number of SINP Applications.
Who can't apply through International Skilled Worker Category: Occupation In-Demand?
- Refugee claimants in Canada claiming refugee status from the Government of Canada.
You may not be eligible for nomination if any of the following situations is true:
- You failed to submit documentation as requested by SINP;
- You failed to establish that your intent to live and work in Saskatchewan is genuine; and,
- You and or your representative have intentionally misrepresented yourselves in the application.
You must score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 points on the Point Assessment Grid
to be considered for nomination.
You are awarded points on the basis of five factors:
- education and training;
- skilled work experience;
- language ability;
- age; and,
- connections to the Saskatchewan labour market and adaptability.
You must attach documents to support the information for the eligibility criteria and points factors. For example, if you claim 20 points for having a university degree, you must attach a copy of your university degree and complete transcripts. If your degree is printed in a language other than English or French, you must also attach a translated version.
How to Apply
Applications that are submitted where documents are missing or not translated will be considered incomplete and the application will be closed. If your application is closed, you will be sent a letter and advised to reapply at a later date with a complete application.
What You Need to Know about Using Immigration Representatives
You are not required to use an immigration representative or consultant to apply to the SINP. But if you wish to hire a representative, you must make sure they're a lawyer in Canada in good standing with a provincial law society or licensed by the Government of Saskatchewan. Visit Using an Immigration Representative for more information. You may also view a list approved immigration consultants. You can learn more about Saskatchewan's laws that protect foreign workers from exploitation and mistreatment during the recruitment and immigration process by visiting Protection for Immigrants and Foreign Workers.
For help with filling out the federal forms, watch the following videos: