Saskatchewan: International Skilled Worker
International skilled worker has 3 sub categories:
Note: An International Skilled Worker EOI is a pre-application process which allows candidates to fill out a form to indicate their interest in applying to the SINP.
The SINP is only one of the steps toward becoming a permanent resident in Saskatchewan. All approved applicants must also apply for residency through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Canadian Immigration Commission.
Refugee claimants in Canada claiming refugee status from the Government of Canada cannot apply.
After nomination from SINP the IRCC will process the application in 6 months.
If a candidate has a relative in Saskatchewan, he’ll definitely get the required points.
- International Skilled Worker: Employment Offer
- International Skilled Worker: Saskatchewan Express Entry (IELTS minimum 6 each)
- Application fee for EOI is CAD 350$ non-refundable for all sub-categories
- Only NOC 0, A, B are eligible
- Express Entry Profile is required (it means his data has to be in Express Entry pool)
- (minimum CLB Level 7 English)
- The occupation must not be on the Excluded Occupations List Excluded Occupation List
- The Occupation has to be in demand and must have at least 1 year full time work experience in the last 10 years (Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry Occupation Requirements)
- Application could be processed within 6 months.
- International Skilled Worker: Occupations In-Demand (IELTS CLB 4 or above qualify)
- This category is for those who are highly skilled in an in-demand occupation.
- No job offer is required.
You may qualify if:
- You live outside of Canada or have proof of legal status in Canada
- Are not a refugee claimant
- Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid
- Have a language score of at least 4 – Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4
- Some employers may ask for language scores that are higher than CLB 4
- Have completed post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship that’s comparable to that in Canada
- Have earned a diploma, certificate or degree
- For education outside of Canada, you must submit an educational credential assessment (ECA) from a designated organization (See IRCC’s list of approved organizations)
- Individuals who have completed trades or job training as part of their high school education must instead apply for Saskatchewan licensure (See Regulated Occupations and Licensing Requirements)
- Have work experience that is high skilled and not on the Excluded Occupation List
- You must have a minimum of one year of full-time (minimum 30 hours per week) paid work experience in a skilled occupation over the past 10 years related to your field of education. Your work experience must be in a high skilled occupation (NOC “0”, “A” or “B”) that is considered to be in-demand in Saskatchewan at the time of your application. Please see Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry Occupation Requirements for more information.
- Your work experience must be related to your occupation and education
- See SINP Requirements Related to Professional Status or Licensure for more information
- You may need to provide proof of Professional Status or of eligibility for Licensure
- See Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry Occupation Requirements for more information
- You must include all required documents in your application. Missing documents will result in your incomplete application being returned. Your application fee will not be refunded.
- Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan
To apply for this sub-category, you must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). Candidates that are eligible will receive an invitation to submit an application. The points scores associated with an EOI profile will determine the likelihood of receiving an invitation. Those with high scores within the pool of candidates will have a greater chance of being invited to apply.