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Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker – Occupation in Demand Stream (SOID)

Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker - Occupation in Demand Stream

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  • P.N.P: Provincial Nominee Programs
  • E.O.I: Expression of Interest
  • P.S: Point System
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SUMMARY

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

The Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker: Occupation in-Demand Stream gives foreign workers who are highly skilled in an in-demand occupation. It gives them the opportunity to apply to permanently live and work in the province.
Occupation in-Demand stream is part of Saskatchewan Skilled Worker Category, which is divided to the following sub-categories:
  • Occupation-in-Demand Stream (this page)
  • Express Entry Stream (➨Page)
  • Employment Offer Stream (➨Page)
  • Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot (➨Page)
  • Tech Talent Pathway (Non-Express Entry) (➨Page)
  • Tech Talent Pathway (Express Entry) (➨Page)

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

The following requirements must be met if you are applying to Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker: Occupation in-Demand Stream:

1- Work Experience

You must have work experience that is high skilled and not on the Excluded Occupation List (➨immilib.com/SOID-Exc).

The minimum required work experience is:
  • For skilled professionals: 1-year work experience in the past 10 years
  • For skilled tradespeople: 2-years work experience in the past 5 years, or
  • For both: 1-year work experience in Canada in the past 3 years

Your work experience must be related to your occupation and education.

2- Licensure

You must show proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure, if your intended occupation is in a regulated profession or compulsory apprenticeship trade.

3- Language Ability

You must have taken an approved test results and have obtained a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark CLB 4 in all for abilities in English or French (➨Appendix 5). Test must be taken no more than two (2) years prior to submission of your EOI as well as your application.

Depending on your job, regulatory bodies may ask you for language scores that are higher than CLB 4.

4- Education

You must have earned a diploma, certificate or degree for post-secondary education of at least one (1) year.
  • For education outside of Canada, you must submit an educational credential assessment (ECA) from a designated organization (➨Appendix 3).
  • Individuals who have completed trades or job training as part of their high school education must instead apply for Saskatchewan licensure.

5- Settlement Funds

You must show that you have enough money for you and your family to settle in Canada based on 50% of Statistics Canada’s Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) (➨Appendix 2).

You must have the “Minimum Funds Required” for a minimum of three (3) months before you submit your application. 

6- Ineligibility

You are not eligible to apply under the Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker: Occupation in-Demand Stream if you are a refugee claimant in Canada, a failed refugee claimant, had a removal order, are prohibited from entering or being in Canada, do not have status in Canada or are living illegally in your country of residence.

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CALCULATE YOUR SCORE

If you meet the above minimum requirement, then you must calculate your total score based on the following selection factors (➨immilib.com/SOID-Grid). You'll need to score at least 60 out of 110 points on the point assessment grid to be considered for nomination by the SINP.

Candidates who reach the minimum threshold and are accepted into the pool of candidates will be ranked based upon your points assessment score.

The selection factors may be summarized as follows:

Selection Factor Maximum Points
Factor 1: Age 12
Factor 2: Language Ability 30
Factor 3: Education 23
Factor 4: Work Experience 15
Factor 5: Connection to Saskatchewan and Adaptability 30

Factor 1: Age

You’ll get points based on your age on the day you enter in your online Expression of Interest (EOI) profile.
Age Points
Under 18 0
18-21 8
22-34 12
35-45 10
46-50 8
Over 50 0

Factor 2: Language Ability

To be awarded point for language, you must have taken an approved test results. Test must be taken no more than two (2) years prior to submission of your EOI as well as your application.
The lowest score achieved in the four (4) skills (Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening) is your score.
First Official Language (English or French)

First Official Language

(Lowest score in any of 4 skills)

Points
CLB 8 and higher 20
CLB 7 18
CLB 6 16
CLB 5 14
CLB 4 12
Below CLB 4 0
Second Official Language (English or French)

Second Official Language

(Lowest score in any of 4 skills)

Points
CLB 8 and higher 10
CLB 7 8
CLB 6 6
CLB 5 4
CLB 4 2
Below CLB 4 0
To prove your language abilities you must take any of the following approved tests:
  • English: IELTS General or CELPIP General or PTE Core
  • French: TEF Canada or TCF Canada

To find out the equivalent CLB level for any of the above approved tests (➨Appendix 5).

Factor 3: Education

Level of Education Points
Master’s or Doctoral (PhD) level 23
Bachelor’s degree or Three-year or longer post-secondary credential 20
Trade certification equivalent to journeyperson status in Saskatchewan 20
Two-year post-secondary credential 15
One-year post-secondary credential 12
Secondary school/high school diploma or less 0
You will be awarded points for your Canadian educational credential or foreign credential accompanied by Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) Report.
The ECA Report must not be more than five (5) years old prior to the date SINP receives your application and the date you will submit your application for Expression of Interest.

Factor 4: Work Experience

You can get points for the number of years you’ve spent doing full-time paid work (at least 30 hours per week, or an equal amount of part-time). The work experience claimed must be relevant to the single occupation you've selected in your application.
Experience Points
In the 5 year period prior to application submission date
5 years 10
4 years 8
3 years 6
2 years 4
1 year 2
In the 6-10 year period prior to application submission date
5 years 5
4 years 4
3 years 3
2 years 2
1 year 1

Factor 5: Connection and Adaptability to Saskatchewan

You can get maximum of 30 points for any combination of the following factors:
Connection to Saskatchewan and Adaptability Points
Close family relative in Saskatchewan (parent, sibling, grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, cousin and step-family members or in-laws of the same relationships) 20
A minimum of at least 12 months of work in Saskatchewan in the past five years on a valid work permit 5
A minimum of one full-time academic year of study at a recognized Saskatchewan post-secondary education institution on a valid study permit 5
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WHAT STEPS SHOULD YOU TAKE?

Step 1: Submit an Online Expression of Interest (EOI)

Now that you meet all the requirements, you can complete an online Expression of Interest (EOI) (➨immilib.com/SOID-Apply) for yourself.

EOI is an online system where you submit information about yourself to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program.
To complete the EOI, you’ll need information from some documents including passports, language test results, etc. But you don’t need to upload any documents.
After you submit the EOI, the system will calculate your score based upon the information you enter and your EOI will be placed in a pool for potential selection. The highest-scoring, qualified candidates in the Saskatchewan in-demand occupations will be invited to submit an application to the SINP.
If you’re not invited to apply within twelve (12) months of submitting your EOI, it will automatically expire and removed from the system. You can still create a new EOI. If you are able to acquire additional points after submitting your EOI, you will need to submit a new EOI.

Recent Draws – SINP

International Skilled Worker:

Occupation in-Demand Stream

Date of Draw No. of ITA Min. Score
Mar 7, 2024 14 89
Dec 27, 2023 48 69
Oct 23, 2023 40 84
Aug 16, 2023 12 60
Aug 16, 2023 78 60
Aug 16, 2023 207 60
Jun 08, 2023 232 69
May 18, 2023 260 67

Step 2: Submit Application to SINP

If you are invited to apply, you must submit your application within sixty (60) days by providing the application forms, application fee and all supporting documentation to SINP. If you received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) as an EOI candidate, you must login using the same account that you created for your EOI profile.
Complete the different sections of your online application. Scan and upload all your completed forms and required documents in PDF format onto your online application. Keep the originals for your records.
Save, pay the fee and submit your application online.
SINP Application
Submit Online Application:
immilib.com/SOID-Apply
Official Program Guide:
immilib.com/SOID-Guide
SINP Application Fee:
$350
Processing Time:
immilib.com/SK-PT
Document Checklist:

immilib.com/SOID-Doc

Contact:

306-798-7467

[email protected]

If your application is complete, you will receive an email confirming that your file has been received and accepted for processing. Your application number will not change. Use it in all your submissions or any inquiries you may have during the assessment process.
A SINP officer will contact you by email if information is needed to assess your application and will tell you how to send the information.
If your application is approved, you will become a Provincial Nominee and receive a nomination package including you Provincial Nomination Certificate.

Step 3: Apply for Permanent Residence

If you are nominated by the province of Saskatchewan, then your next step is to submit a complete application for a permanent resident visa within six (6) months (➨Page).

You must submit your application using the IRCC Permanent Residence Portal (PR Portal) (➨ immilib.com/PR-Portal). 

If your application is complete, you will receive a letter or an email confirming that your file has been received and accepted for processing. This letter is called the Acknowledge of Receipt (AOR) and will include your IRCC file number.
Once you have received your acknowledgement of receipt, you can create an online account and link your application to it. By creating an account, you will be able to receive email updates and a more detailed case status.
Apply for a Bridging Open Work Permit (if applicable)

If you are in Saskatchewan on a valid work permit your PR application is not finalized, you may be able to apply for a and Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP) (➨Page). This will let you to stay and continue working on a valid work permit until your PR application is finalized.

You may apply for BOWP only if your PR application is approved in principle meaning you have passed the eligibility stage and still have to pass the medical, security and background checks.

Step 4: Landing in Canada

If your application is approved, you will be asked to pay your right of permanent residence fee if you haven't already done so. You will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) and if you are from a country that requires a visa you will also be issued a permanent resident visa.

You will only become a Permanent Resident of Canada when you cross a Canadian port of entry. This is referred to as ‘landing in Canada' (➨Page).

You must land in Canada before the expiry date, which appears on your Canada Immigration Visa. Usually, the expiry date is one (1) year from the time medical examinations were completed. As this is not always the case, be sure to verify the expiry date as soon as the Canada Immigration Visa is received.

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