Those wishing to settle in Canada will be pleased to learn that Saskatchewan Immigration has introduced 2 new and easier programs for international workers in year 2022.
Saskatchewan is a Canadian province that is economically dynamic and therefore has a large labor market. Through its programs, Saskatchewan Immigration welcomes skilled individuals with families to the province who have a severe shortage of professionals.
Thus, foreign skilled workers can apply for any Canadian permanent residency program through Saskatchewan provincial nominee programs (PNPs). The Saskatchewan’s Occupation in Demand program (SINP OID) is already very popular among immigrants because it can be applied for without a job offer.
Above all, there is still a shortage of skilled workers in the province. Hence, Saskatchewan Immigration has introduced two new programs with more lenient terms so that more foreign workers can be brought to Canada.
The SINP two new pilots have been launched and candidates with in-demand occupations can now apply under this initiative, which shortens the processing time. In the article, I have compiled information regarding these new provincial nominee programs in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan Immigration’s 2 New PNP Streams
- SINP International Skilled Worker Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot
- SINP International Healthcare Worker EOI Pool
1- SINP Hard-to-fill Pilot for International Skilled Worker
This pilot program will make it easier to immigrate to Saskatchewan if you have specialized skills that are in demand by companies within the province.
Basically, it is a sub-category that caters to low-skilled & intermediate foreign workers. Moreover, potential candidate’s occupation must be listed in Eligible-Occupations list also have a job offer.
If your skills would qualify you to take part in the Saskatchewan PNP Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot program.
Qualifying Jobs for SINP Hard-to-fill Pilot
Saskatchewan’s Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot focuses on qualified immigrants who have exceptional skills in the following hard-to-fill areas:
|Job Title||NOC No.|
|General farm workers||8431|
|Construction trades helpers & labourers||7611|
|labourers in processing, manufacturing & utilities||9619|
|Labourers in food, beverage & associated Products processing||9617|
|Labourers in Metal fabrication||9612|
|Transport truck drivers||7511|
|Janitors, caretakers & building superintendents||6733|
|Light duty cleaners||6731|
|Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers & related support occupations||6711|
|Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations||4412|
Also Read: SINP Occupation In-demand Program
|Job Title||NOC No.|
|Industrial painters, coaters & Metal finishing workers||9536|
|Mechanical assemblers and inspectors||9526|
|Process control/machine operators, food, beverage and others||9461|
|Sawmill machine operators||9431|
|Metalworking and forging machine operators||9416|
|Heavy Equipment operators (except crane)||7521|
|Hotel front desk clerks||6525|
|Food and beverage servers||6513|
|Assisting occupations in support of health services||3414|
|Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates||3413|
|Shippers and receivers||1521|
Eligibility & Requirements
In order to be eligible for participation in SINP hard-to-fill category, you must have obtained at least 1-year work experience in the past 3-year (if you are outside Canada). If you are already employed in Saskatchewan, have six-month work experience. Your profession must be classified within one of Saskatchewan’s hard-to-fill Job-List.
You must have a minimum education that is equivalent to Canadian post-secondary education, thus provide ECA report (education credential assessment). And, English language proficiency should be CLB-4 or higher.
Furthermore, individuals with post-secondary education credentials in health care must provide an equivalency assessment performed by a Canadian regulatory body.
Most importantly, a potential candidate must have an SINP-approved full-time job offer within Saskatchewan. You will need to furnish a Job Approval Letter that your employer will provide you. Remember that Job Approval Letter issues by Saskatchewan immigration to the employers who are hiring foreign worker (s).
The Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot provides opportunity to employers to hire people with valid job offers. That Jobs are hard-to-find or in-demand skills. So employers and companies in Saskatchewan can hire workers from around the world and immigrate them to Canada permanently through SINP.
So, as a candidate you will need to get a job offer from an employer in Saskatchewan. You can start your job search through following ways:
- Saskjobs Official Site
- Recruitment Agencies approved by government of Saskatchewan
- Licensed Immigration Consultant in Saskatchewan
Also Read: Canadian Style CV / Resume & Cover Letter
How to apply?
You must meet all the eligibility requirements before you apply for a Saskatchewan Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot. For example, a valid job offer and an approval letter from your Saskatchewan’s employer.
Then you can launch your online application on SINP official portal and submit all required documents. Application process is pretty simple and Saskatchewan immigration provide complete guidelines at every stage.
2- SINP International Healthcare Worker EOI Pool
No doubt Saskatchewan’s International Healthcare Worker EOI Pool is a great opportunity for foreign healthcare professionals to migrate to Canada and work there permanently.
So, if you are the one working in healthcare sector, create an expression of interest profile online at SINP official site. Saskatchewan’s employers and recruiters will review your profile and will contact you if that job is in, in-demand in the province. If you qualify, get a job offer paying no money, that’s great, right?
Most importantly, your healthcare occupation must be within 21 jobs that listed by Saskatchewan.
Eligible occupations for SINP healthcare EOI
Low Skill Occupations
|Job Title||NOC No.|
|Continuing Care Assistant||3413|
|Emergency Medical Technician||3234|
|Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants||3223|
|Combined Laboratory & X‐ray Technologist, Clinical Genetics Technologist, and Medical Laboratory Technologist||3211|
|Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants||3212|
|Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist||3141|
Intermediate Skill Occupations
|Job Title||NOC No.|
|Psychologist (Masters and PhD)||4151|
|Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment||3237|
|Licensed Practical Nurse||3233|
|Respiratory Therapists, Cardiopulmonary Function Technologist, Perfusionist||3214|
|Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist, Medical Radiation Technologist, Nuclear Medicine Technologist||3215|
|Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer, Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||3216|
|Cardiology Technologist and Cardiovascular Technologist, Electro neurophysiology Technologist||3217|
|Health Information Management Practitioner||1252|
|Registered Nurse and Registered Psychiatric Nurse||3012|
If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada and build a future for you and your family, look no further than Saskatchewan. Its growing economy is creating exciting opportunities for newcomers across the province.
So, two new programs of Saskatchewan immigration that I explained in this blog, are a great opportunity for the eligible foreigners.
Saskatchewan employers can recruit candidates from countries other than Canada. The goal of the Saskatchewan Nominee Program is to help Saskatchewan employers grow their business and create jobs.
Hence, go through the programs details, have any question mention in the comment section, or visit Saskatchewan’s official site.