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Skilled Worker With Existing Work Permit

Overview

On November 16, 2022, the names and codes for occupations in Canada will change and the SINP and IRCC will use the new National Occupation Classification system (dated 2021). All new applications will use the new system. Please contact us at immigration@gov.sk.ca and 1-833-613-0485 if you have any questions.

If you are outside of Canada and have submitted a paper work permit application to the Government of Canada (GoC) that has not yet been processed, then you will need to resubmit it as an electronic application. Fees paid for the electronic application will be refunded at a later date when the paper application is received by the GoC and reviewed or you can request a refund using this process.

This sub-category is for skilled workers who:

  • Have been working in Saskatchewan for at least six months on a valid work permit.
  • Meet the sub-category criteria.

Eligibility

You may qualify if you:

  • Have a permanent full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer. The job must be in National Occupation Classification (NOC) Matrix "A", "B" or "O"; or in a designated trade.
  • Have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter. 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.
  • Have worked more than six months for the employer offering you the job, with a valid work permit. Your job offer must be for the same career you have been working in for the past six months.
  • Have a valid work permit issued by IRCC (open or closed). Refugee claimants in Canada who are claiming refugee status from the Government of Canada are not eligible to apply.
    • If IRCC has issued an open work permit to you and your spouse was the principal applicant in the work permit application, the SINP may request additional documentation. SINP staff will request proof that you and your spouse reside in Saskatchewan.
  • Have at least a score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 if your job offer is in a NOC C or D designated trade.
  • Can show you are eligible for Saskatchewan licensure if your occupation is regulated in Saskatchewan. To see if your job is regulated, see Regulated Occupations and Licensing Requirements.

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

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

Who Cannot Apply Through the Saskatchewan Experience - Skilled Worker With Existing Work Permit Sub-Category

The following cannot apply through this sub-category:

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

Applications that are missing documents or are not translated will be closed. If your application is closed, 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 want one, 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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