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Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry Occupation Requirements

In-person services are now available by appointment only. If you wish to book an appointment for in-person services to inquire about the SINP or inquire about your application, please call 1-833-613-0485 or email

The Occupations In-Demand (OID) and Express Entry (EE) programs are for those who have education and work experience in an in-demand occupation. Eligible occupations must fall under the following National Occupational Classification (NOC) Matrix levels:

  • NOC A: jobs that usually require university education
  • NOC B: jobs that usually require college education or apprenticeship training
  • NOC O: management

More information on NOC Matrix

NOTE: NOC C and NOC D are not eligible for the Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry.


1. How to Determine Your National Occupation Classification (NOC)

To know which job you should select, see the NOC 2011 Search.

  • Type your job title into the Quick Search field to see which NOC codes apply to you.
  • Review the job duties, responsibilities, and educational requirements.
  • Choose the one that most closely matches your education and work experience.
  • Verify that your job is considered a high skill in Canada (NOC A, B, O) by checking the NOC 2011 Matrix.

2. SINP Excluded Occupation List

Download the list below to see which jobs are not eligible.

Download Excluded Occupation List

NOTE: These jobs may still qualify through the International Skilled Worker Employment Offer and Saskatchewan Work Experience. Your employer must be registered with the Government of Saskatchewan and receive approval for the job offer.


3. Selecting/Changing Your Occupation in the Expression of Interest (EOI) System

When you create your International Skilled Worker EOI profile, you can select from qualified occupations.

If you already have an EOI profile but want to change the occupation you selected, you can change and resubmit your Expression of Interest (EOI) profile. To update, click on the "Make Changes to EOI" button on the EOI Points screen. Next, save and click on the Submit Expression of Interest button.

If you have asked for a secondary review for a past SINP application, you will need to cancel your request in order for the SINP to accept a new application.


Some jobs in Saskatchewan are regulated or need professional certifications. You may need to submit more documents. Please see the list below for jobs with these requirements.

Download SINP's Professional Requirements by Regulated Occupation

If you are asked to provide more documents, your application will be held for processing. The SINP will tell you after you apply if your work experience and education match a job that requires additional documents.

A nomination from the SINP does not guarantee eligibility for licensure in a regulated occupation. You may need to complete other requirements when you arrive in Saskatchewan. For more information, visit Regulated Occupations and Licensing Requirements.


5. Finding Employment in Saskatchewan

Although Occupations in Demand and Express Entry do not require a skilled job offer in Saskatchewan, employment is a key criterion for other SINP categories.

To pursue a SINP application under the employment categories, you can start your job search at SaskJobs.

For more information on the SINP's category for applicants outside of Canada with a job offer, see International Skilled Worker: With an Employment Offer.

See Finding Work for more information on finding a job in Saskatchewan.

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