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International Skilled Worker: Saskatchewan Express Entry

The SINP In-Demand Occupation List has been updated.  Your work experience must be in a high skilled occupation (NOC “O”, “A”, or “B”) that is considered to be in-demand in Saskatchewan.  Please see Appendix A in the Application Guide for the updated list of eligible occupations.

The International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category has accepted the maximum number of applications for 2016. For information on finding work in Saskatchewan, visit Finding Work.

This sub-category is for skilled workers who:


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:

  • Are accepted into IRCC’s Express Entry Pool, have an Express Entry profile Number and Job Seeker Validation Code.
  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid.
  • Provide valid language test results from a designated testing agency. The results should match what you declared in your express Entry profile.
  • Have completed post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship that’s comparable to the Canadian education system of at least one year in length. You should have earned a diploma, certificate or degree with this.
  • Have at least one of the following in your field of education or training occupation:
    • One year work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled profession (non-trades);
    • Two years work experience in a skilled trade in the past five years; or
    • Twelve months work experience in Canada in the past three years (trades and non-trades).
  • Have work experience in a high skilled occupation in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) Matrix level "A", "B" or "0" that’s in-demand in Saskatchewan.
  • Show proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure, if your intended occupation is in a regulated profession or compulsory apprenticeship trade. If in a skilled trade, you’ll need a certificate of qualification (also called a letter of invitation) from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship & Trade Certification Commission.
  • 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.

How to Apply

  1. Submit an online profile on IRCC’s Express Entry System. Once you’re accepted into the Express Entry Pool, you’ll receive a Profile Number and Job Seeker Validation Code.
  2. Read and review the Application Guide and checklist for instructions on completing your application. It contains all the information you’ll need to prepare your application.
  3. Obtain all the required supporting documents.  For a detailed description, please see the Supporting Documents section of the Application Guide.
  4. Complete the required provincial and federal forms and any other federal forms that apply to your situation.
  5. Review and organize your completed forms and supporting documents to ensure you have a complete application package.
  6. Apply at SINP Apply Online.  You’ll need to create an account then complete the different sections. Scan and upload all your completed forms and supporting documents in PDF format onto your online application.  Keep the originals for your records.
  7. Save and submit your application online.

Be sure to complete, scan and submit the following to the SINP, as part of your application: 

  • All provincial and federal forms you’ll need for your application; and
  • All supporting documents detailed in the Application Guide, to the SINP. 

Your application may be rejected if documents are:

  • Missing;
  • Not translated; or
  • Unclear.

If the SINP rejects your application we will send you instructions on what is required or missing and how to apply again.

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 do so, you must make sure they're licensed by the Government of Saskatchewan. Visit Using an Immigration Representative for more information.

Application Guides and Forms



For help with filling out the federal forms, watch the following videos:

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