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Credential Recognition Services

Saskatchewan's Credential Recognition Services help professionals educated and trained elsewhere in Canada and abroad to overcome barriers to become licensed in the province by:

  • Working with regulatory bodies to enable supportive, simplified and timely credential recognition processes for individuals to practice in Saskatchewan; and
  • Providing information and personalized support to get your credentials recognized or transfer an existing licence to work in a regulated occupation in Saskatchewan.

1. Working in Regulated Occupations in Saskatchewan

A regulated occupation is governed by a professional organization or regulatory body that requires practitioners to acquire authorization, or a licence, to practise legally within Saskatchewan.

The regulatory body has the authority to:

  • Set the requirements for you to practise, and the standards of practice;
  • Assess an individual’s training, education and work experience;
  • Certify, register or license a qualified applicant; and
  • Discipline members of the occupation.

If your profession is regulated in Saskatchewan, the regulatory body responsible for the occupation will outline the requirements in order to work in the province. Individuals requiring licensing may be required to complete steps to evaluate foreign qualifications and credentials, pay a fee and demonstrate proficiency.

Saskatchewan has legislation limiting the requirements that regulatory bodies can impose on internationally trained and labour mobility applicants when applying for an assessment or registration. This enables regulatory bodies to require the information they need to protect the public interest, while at the same time limiting unnecessary or duplicative steps for applicants that can add additional time and costs in the process.


2. Internationally Trained Workers

Navigation services are available to help internationally trained workers understand regulators’ requirements to complete a foreign credential assessment and become licensed to work in Saskatchewan. The licensure process is different for each regulated occupation and generally depends on the worker’s education, training and experience.

Regulatory bodies in Saskatchewan have a maximum of 50 business days to determine whether an internationally trained applicant requires additional training, experience, exams or assessments to be eligible for a registration decision. This includes communicating that decision and the options to the applicant.

Foreign credential recognition processes can differ by province or territory, so it is important to understand the specific process in Saskatchewan. Navigators provide one-on-one support to individuals navigating pathways to licensure. This can involve answering questions about the foreign credential recognition process, providing advice on available supports, and working with regulatory bodies to better understand the requirements.


3. Licensed Elsewhere in Canada

For regulated occupations, individuals need a certificate or licence issued by the regulatory body in the province or territory where they are currently living. Each province and territory is responsible for establishing occupational standards and entry to practise requirements for these regulated occupations.

If you are currently licensed to work in a regulated occupation in a Canadian province or territory, you may be eligible to be licensed to work in Saskatchewan without further training or testing. Contact the regulatory body for your profession to learn what is required for you to work in Saskatchewan. In accordance with the regulations, most Labour Mobility applicants licensed in other Canadian provinces or territories will receive recognition of their licence within 20 business days after they have submitted to a regulatory body.

Saskatchewan has approved four exceptions to this agreement on the basis of public health, safety and/or security. In the case of these four occupations, professionals moving to Saskatchewan will need to demonstrate they meet Saskatchewan standards. Saskatchewan's four approved exceptions are in the following occupations:

  • Lawyer
  • Paramedic (EMR, PCP, ACP)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Dental Hygienist

If you have questions or are experiencing challenges in getting your provincial or territorial registration recognized in Saskatchewan, please contact Saskatchewan’s Labour Mobility Coordinator at or 1-833-613-0485.


4. Credential Recognition Grants

Health care professionals living or arriving in Saskatchewan may be eligible for funding through the Credential Recognition Grants. The International Credential Recognition Grant provides up to $6,000 per internationally trained individual seeking to have their credentials recognized to work in a regulated health care occupation in Saskatchewan.

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