International Skilled Worker Category
Important Notice: 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. Any applications without job offers submitted after the threshold was reached will be rejected. Applicants will be notified of the rejection by email. We encourage you to review other SINP categories and apply if you meet the criteria. If you are not eligible, you may wish to take steps toward meeting the criteria and apply at a later date. 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.
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 filed 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.
Please note that the SINP will accept 250 applications in 2014 from applicants without an offer of employment whose high skilled occupation is in demand in Saskatchewan.
To learn how to look for work, gain Canadian work experience and apply for a job, please go to Finding Work.
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 or consultant, you should read further about Using Representatives.
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.