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Tech Talent Pathway

Overview

This sub-category is for high-skilled technology and innovation sector workers who:

  • Have an offer for a skilled job in Saskatchewan.
  • Meet the criteria of the sub-category.

Eligibility (Non-Express Entry)

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:

  • Meet the following work experience requirements:
    • If applying from in Saskatchewan: Currently working in Saskatchewan and have worked full-time (30+ hours per week) for at least six months for the employer offering you the job (in an eligible occupation). If you have not been working for your supporting employer full-time for at least six months, then you must have at least one-year of work experience in your occupation within the last five years.
    • If applying from inside or outside of Canada: One year of high-skilled related work experience in the past five years in your intended eligible occupation.
  • Meet the following language requirements:
    • If currently working for the employer offering you the job, meet the language requirements established by your employer in your job offer. Your employer will be assessing your language ability.
    • If not currently working for the employer offering you the job, have English and/or French language ability of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 or higher.
  • Be eligible for Saskatchewan licensing (if applicable to your occupation): NOC 2147 – Computer Engineers, NOC 2173 – Software Engineers (but not Designers), and NOC 2133 – Electrical and Electronics Engineers will be required to:
  • Have a post-secondary education that relates to the job you've been offered (Master's or Bachelor's degree; or a three-year degree at a university or college; or a diploma that requires two years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other post-secondary institution).
  • Attest to your intent to work and reside in Saskatchewan.
  • Have an offer for an eligible permanent, full-time technology or innovation sector job in Saskatchewan. You will need a valid SINP Job Approval Letter to show proof. Employers must register with the SINP and obtain the Job Approval Letter. They will then provide the Job Approval Letter to you if you meet their hiring qualifications.

The following high-skilled technology and innovation occupations are eligible through this stream:

NOC Occupation Titles
0213 Computer and information systems managers
2133 Electrical and Electronics engineers
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2171 Information System analysts and consultants
2172 Database analysts and data administrators
2173 Software engineers and designers
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2175 Web designers and developers
2281 Computer network technicians
2282 User support technicians
2283 Information system testing technicians

The program criteria can change at any time, but we will use what was on this website when we received your application.

The federal government sets the amount of nominations the SINP can make every year. No application is guaranteed to be nominated.

Eligibility (Express Entry)

Those accepted into IRCC’s Express Entry pool may also be eligible through this stream. Those who choose to apply to this stream as IRCC Express Entry candidates have different requirements. Express Entry applications received priority processing by IRCC for permanent residency, with expected permanent residency application processing times of six months or less.

As a candidate in IRCC's Express Entry pool, 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:

  • Have a valid Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Code.
  • Have a language test result that meets the federal Express Entry language requirements.
  • Meet the following work experience requirements:
    • If applying from in Saskatchewan: Currently working in Saskatchewan and have worked full-time (30+ hours per week) for at least six months for the employer offering you the job (in an eligible occupation). If you have not been working for your supporting employer full-time for at least six months, then you must have at least one-year of work experience in your occupation within the last five years.
    • If applying from inside or outside of Canada: One year of high-skilled related work experience in the past five years in your intended eligible occupation.
  • Be eligible for Saskatchewan licensing (if applicable to your occupation): NOC 2147 – Computer Engineers, NOC 2173 – Software Engineers (but not Designers), and NOC 2133 – Electrical and Electronics Engineers will be required to:
  • Have a post-secondary education that relates to the job you've been offered (Master's or Bachelor's degree; or a three-year degree at a university or college; or a diploma that requires two years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other post-secondary institution).
  • Attest to your intent to work and reside in Saskatchewan.
  • Have an offer for an eligible permanent, full-time technology or innovation sector job in Saskatchewan. You will need a valid SINP Job Approval Letter to show proof. Employers must register with the SINP and obtain the Job Approval Letter. They will then provide the Job Approval Letter to you if you meet their hiring qualifications.

The following high-skilled technology and innovation occupations are eligible through this stream:

NOC Occupation Titles
0213 Computer and information systems managers
2133 Electrical and Electronics engineers
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2171 Information System analysts and consultants
2172 Database analysts and data administrators
2173 Software engineers and designers
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2175 Web designers and developers
2281 Computer network technicians
2282 User support technicians
2283 Information system testing technicians

The program criteria can change at any time, but we will use what was on this website when we received your application.

The federal government sets the amount of nominations the SINP can make every year. No application is guaranteed to be nominated.

Who Cannot Apply Through the SINP Tech Talent Pathway

The following cannot apply:

  • Refugee claimants in Canada who are claiming refugee status from the Government of Canada.

You may not be eligible if:

  • You did not provide the required documents at the time of submitting your application.
  • You were not able to prove that you plan to live and work in Saskatchewan.
  • You and or your representative have intentionally misrepresented yourselves in the application.

How to Apply

To apply to this pilot, you need a job offer. To start your search, please visit Saskjobs.ca. Your employer will need to provide you with a Job Approval Letter from the SINP. Additionally, please ensure that you:

  • Follow the guidelines for the Application Process.
  • Complete, scan and submit all of your Required Documents.

Applications that are submitted with missing documents or not translated will be returned. If your application is returned, you will be sent a letter and asked to reapply.

Apply online to the SINP

  1. Create an account.
  2. Complete all sections.
  3. Scan and upload your completed forms and supporting documents in a PDF. Keep the originals for your records.
  4. Save and submit your application online.

What You Need to Know About Using Immigration Representatives

You do not need to use an immigration representative or consultant to apply to the SINP. If you choose to use a representative, you must make sure they are 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 or see a list of approved immigration consultants. You can learn more about Saskatchewan's laws that protect foreign workers by visiting Protection for Immigrants and Foreign Workers.

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