International Skilled Worker Category

Important Notice: The SINP is still accepting applications to the International Skilled Worker Category from applicants with approved job offers.  However, the intake threshold for International Skilled Worker applications without job offers has been reached.  The SINP will no longer accept applications that do not have a Job Approval letter and Job Offer attached.  For information on finding work in Saskatchewan, visit Finding Work.


The International Skilled Worker category is for skilled workers who want to work and live in Saskatchewan. This category enables the SINP to nominate individuals with post-secondary education and high skilled work experience that have the education, experience, language ability and other factors to help them to successfully establish and integrate into Saskatchewan’s labour market and communities.

Eligibility

You may qualify to apply under the SINP International Skilled Worker Category if you live outside of Canada or you have proof of legal status in Canada, you are not a refugee claimant and you meet the following criteria:

  • You must score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the point assessment grid.
  • You must have a minimum of one-year work experience in the past ten years in your intended occupation. If you are not providing a skilled job offer from an approved Saskatchewan employer you must have a minimum of one-year work experience in the past ten years related to your field of education or training in a skilled position.
  • You must have a minimum language score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4.  CLB 4 is the minimum; employers and regulatory bodies may require higher language scores. 
  • If your occupational education and work experience is in a regulated profession or compulsory apprenticeship trade, you will be required to demonstrate that you have obtained the appropriate Saskatchewan licensure to be able to work in that profession before you apply.

You must provide:

  • An offer of permanent, full-time employment in Saskatchewan either in an occupation in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) Matrix level "A", "B" or "0", or in a designated trade in Saskatchewan. (Please note: Food and Beverage Servers/Persons must apply under the Hospitality Sector Pilot Project sub-category). To provide proof of this you must have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter OR
  • If you are not providing a skilled job offer from an approved Saskatchewan Employer you must meet all of the following requirements:
    • Your field of education or training must be in a high skilled occupation NOC “A”, “B” or “0” that is considered to be an in-demand in Saskatchewan.
    • You must have completed post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship equivalent that is comparable to the Canadian education system of at least one year in length that has resulted in a diploma, a certificate or degree.
    • You must have proof of a minimum of one year work experience in the past ten years related to your field of education or training in a skilled position
    • If your occupational education and work experience is in a regulated profession or compulsory apprenticeship trade, you will be required to obtain the appropriate Saskatchewan licensure to be able to work in that profession before you apply.  To see if the occupation is regulated in Saskatchewan, go to Is my occupation regulated?.  Proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure from the regulatory body will be required as part of the SINP application.
    • You must have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan.

Program criteria may change without notice and applications will be assessed according to the criteria on this website when the SINP receives your completed application. Please be advised the SINP is subject to a nomination limit set by the federal government and application intake thresholds.  The ability to be nominated is affected by these constraints and program criterion.  No application is guaranteed to be accepted and/or nominated.  The SINP will accept a maximum number of applications in each calendar year for applicants with and without employment offers.  Visit SINP Application Intake Thresholds for more information. 

To learn how to look for work, gain Canadian work experience and apply for a job, please go to Finding Work.

Application Process

How to Apply

Step 1: Read and review the Application Guide and checklist for instructions on completing your application.

Step 2: Obtain all the required supporting documents.  For a detailed description, please see the Supporting Documents section of the Application guide.

Step 3: Complete the required federal forms and any other federal forms that apply to your situation.

Step 4: Review and organize your completed forms and supporting documents to ensure you have a complete application package.

Step 5: Apply at SINP Apply Online.  Scan and upload all your completed forms and supporting documents in PDF format onto your online application.  Keep the originals for your records.

Step 6: Ensure that you save and submit your application online.

Application Guide

Read the Application Guide and follow the instructions that outline the requirements to apply for the International Skilled Worker Category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).  It includes all the instructions necessary for preparing your application.

All applicants to this category must complete, scan and submit the provincial forms and the required/applicable federal forms, along with scanned copies of supporting documents detailed in the application guide, to the SINP.  If documents are missing, not translated, or unclear your application will be rejected and the SINP will send you instructions on what is required or missing and how to apply again.

What You Need to Know about Using Immigration Representatives

You do not need to hire an immigration representative/consultant to apply to the SINP.  However, if you wish to engage the services of an immigration representative/ consultant, you must use immigration representatives/consultants licensed by the Government of Saskatchewan. For more information, please visit Using Representatives.

Common Questions

Answers to our most frequently asked questions regarding the International Skilled Workers Category.

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