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Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker – Tech Talent Pathway – Express Entry (STTEE)

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Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

The Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker: Tech Talent Pathway (Express Entry) is for eligible high-skilled technology and innovation sector workers who have an offer for a skilled job in Saskatchewan. If you have an active federal Express entry profile (➨Page), you can apply to this pathway, otherwise please see (➨Page).

Tech Talent Pathway (Express Entry) is part of Saskatchewan Skilled Worker Category, which is divided to the following sub-categories:
  • Occupation-in-Demand Stream (➨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) (this page)

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The following requirements must be met if you are applying to Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker: Tech Talent Pathway (Express Entry):

1- Eligibility for an Active Express Entry Profile

You must have an active Express Entry profile and Job Seeker Code in the Federal Express Entry pool. In order to be accepted to the Express Entry Pool, you must meet the eligibility criteria for one of the following economic immigration programs:
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (➨Page)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (➨Page)
  • Canadian Experience Class (➨Page)

2- Job Offer Requirement

At the time of your application and at the time the SINP assesses your application for nomination, you must have a bona fide full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer in one of the following eligible occupation in innovation or technology sector. Your job offer must be permanent (meaning job has no end date).

NOC Code High-skilled Technology and Innovation Occupations TEER
20012 Computer and information systems managers 0
21310 Electrical and electronics engineers 1
21311 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) 1
21211 Data scientists 1
21220 Cybersecurity specialists 1
21221 Business systems specialists 1
21222 Information systems specialists 1
21233 Web designers 1
21223 Data analysts and data administrators 1
21231 Software engineers and designers 1
21230 Computer systems developers and programmers 1
21232 Software developers and programmers 1
21234 Web developers and programmers 1
22220 Computer network and web technicians 2
22221 User support technicians 2
22222 Information systems testing technicians 2
Your job offer must be approved by the SINP before you apply or your application will be rejected. Your employer must register online on the SINP Employer website to have the position that you are applying for assessed.
Once the position is approved, your employer will receive a Job Approval Letter that includes your position, name and NOC code.

3- Work Experience

You must have at least one (1) year of high-skilled related work experience in the past five (5) years in your intended eligible occupation.
If applying from inside Saskatchewan, you must be currently working in Saskatchewan and have worked full-time for at least six (6) months for the employer offering you the job (in an eligible occupation). If you have not been working for your supporting employer full-time for at least six (6) months, then you must also have at least one (1) year of work experience in your occupation within the last five (5) years.

4- Licensure

You must show proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure, if your intended occupation is in a regulated profession. This requirement is for NOC 21311 – Computer engineers, NOC 21231 – Software engineers and designers, NOC 21211 – Data scientists and NOC 21310 – Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

5- Language Ability

You must have taken an approved test results and have obtained a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark for the federal program you are accepted in your federal express entry profile.

6- Education

You must have a post-secondary education that relates to the job you've been offered (Master's or Bachelor's degree; or a three-year degree at a university or college; or a diploma that requires two years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other post-secondary institution).

7- Ineligibility

You are not eligible to apply under the Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker: Tech Talent Pathway 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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Step 1: Get a Job Offer

Before you can submit your application under the “Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker: Tech Talent Pathway – Express Entry”, you must have a bona fide full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer in an eligible occupation.
If you don’t already have a qualified job offer with the criteria explained in “Minimum Requirements”, you need to find an employer and secure a job for yourself.

Step 2: Create Express Entry Profile

For a chance to be invited to apply under this pathway, you must create an Express Entry Profile (➨Page) for yourself. Within your Express Entry profile make sure you have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to Saskatchewan.

Since you are eligible under one of the three (3) economic immigration programs (Federal Skilled Workers Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program or Canadian Experience Class), you will be accepted into the pool of candidates.

Step 3: Submit Application to SINP

Now that you meet all the requirements, you can apply online ➨ ( for yourself.

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.
There is no provincial application fee under this stream.
If your application is complete, you will receive a letter or email confirming that your file has been received and accepted for processing.
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.
SINP Application
Submit Online Application:
Official Program Guide:
SINP Application Fee:
Processing Time:
Document Checklist:



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If your application is approved, you will receive a nomination certificate through the Express Entry portal. The SNIP will also email you a nomination certificate that you should retain for your records.
You must accept the nomination within thirty (30) days after it is issued through the Express Entry portal in order to receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence.

When you accept a nomination, you are awarded 600 additional points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) (➨Page). This will help you quickly get invited to apply for permanent residence through your Express Entry profile.

Step 4: Apply for Permanent Residence

You can only apply for permanent residence (➨Page) through Express Entry if you’ve received an invitation to apply.

Your Express Entry invitation to apply is valid for sixty (60) days only.
Apply for a Bridging Open Work Permit (if applicable)

For those of you who are in Saskatchewan on a valid work, once you submit your complete PR application, you may apply for a Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP) (➨Page). This will let you continue working on a valid work permit until your PR application is finalized.

Step 5: 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.

Ready to take the next step towards your Canadian immigration journey? Fill out the form below and embark on your path to new opportunities.






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