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Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry Occupation Requirements


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) TEER levels:

  • TEER 0: Management occupations
  • TEER 1: Occupations that usually require a university degree
  • TEER 2: Occupations that usually require a college diploma, apprenticeship training of two or more years, or supervisory experience
  • TEER 3: Occupations that usually require a college diploma, apprenticeship training of less than two years, or more than six months of on-the-job training

More information on TEER categories.

NOTE: TEER 4 and 5 occupations are not eligible for the Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry.

How to Determine Your National Occupation Classification (NOC)

To identify which occupation you should select, see the NOC Search Tool.

Type your job title into the Quick Search field to see which NOC codes apply to you. SINP Staff cannot tell you what NOC to select. You need to review each occupation's job duties, responsibilities, employment and educational requirements and then choose the one that most closely matches your education and work experience so that your application is not found ineligible.

You need to verify that your occupation or NOC code is considered high skilled in Canada (TEER 1, 2, or 3) by checking the TEER Categories. The second number in your NOC code corresponds with its skill level. SINP Staff can tell you if your NOC is high skilled but cannot tell you what NOC fits your education and work experience until you apply and they are able to assess your documentation.

SINP Excluded Occupation List

People with the following occupations are excluded from applying to the Occupations In-Demand (OID) and Express Entry (EE) program sub-categories. This is a list of occupations that are not eligible for these program sub-categories. Note that these occupations may be eligible through the International Skilled Worker Employment Offer subcategory and the Saskatchewan Work Experience category if your employer has registered with the Government of Saskatchewan and received approval for the job offer.

Download Excluded Occupation List

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.

SINP Requirements Related to Professional Status or Licensure

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.

Finding Employment in Saskatchewan

Although the OID and EE categories 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 begin your job search by visiting SaskJobs. This website allows you to search for jobs inside the province and in specific communities.

For more information on the SINP's category for applicants outside of Canada with job offers, please see International Skilled Worker: With an Employment Offer. Please see Finding Work for more information on how you can find employment in Saskatchewan.

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