Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker Category

The International Skilled Worker Category

If a potential immigrant is aptly educated, has a skilled work experience, shows language proficiency, and possesses other abilities which grant them eligibility to permanently work and live in Saskatchewan, they might be able do so under the International Skilled Worker Category.

Sub-Categories

The three sub-categories, under which such a person might have a chance to migrate to Saskatchewan, are:

Employment Offer Stream

If a potential immigrant is a skilled worker, and has an employment offer from an employer who’s qualified for it, in Saskatchewan, the Employment Offer Stream could provide them with the perfect opportunity.

To get qualified under this stream, an applicant would have to meet the below mentioned requirements:

  • They must have had at least a year long experience in their intended occupation, anywhere in the previous ten years.
  • They must be language proficient, demonstrated through a minimum of CLB 4.
  • A proof of license eligibility would have to be provided by the applicant, in case the intended occupation of the applicant is a compulsory apprenticeship trade. The eligibility of license would be checked under an appropriate regulatory body of the province.
  • The offered job should have been classified as NOC level A, B, or 0.
  • The applicant must also provide a Job Approval Letter, which would prove the fact that they’ve been had an offer of a full-time and permanent job in Saskatchewan.
  • As for the SINP points grid, the applicant should be able to score either equal to, or greater than 60 points.

    • Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) point assessment grid:

      Connection to Saskatchewan and adaptability - 30 points
      Work experience - 15 points
      Education and training - 23 points
      Language ability - 20 points
      Age - 12 points
    • As the points system shows clearly, it is the Saskatchewan connection which makes up for the maximum number of points in the grid. So, if the applicant has a relative, a close one, like a sibling, parent, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, or cousin living in the province, they would be credited with 20 points immediately.

Occupations In-Demand Stream

Now, if an applicant does not have a job offer from an employer in the province they might still get the opportunity to permanently work and settle here, if they prove they’re highly skilled in any of the in-demand occupations in Saskatchewan.

In order for them to apply through the Occupations In-Demand Stream, an applicant will have to fulfill the following requirements:

  • They must have spent a year or more, any time in the previous ten years, working in an occupation that is related to their education or training they undertook. Their past job should have been a skilled one, considered an NOC level A, B, or 0, and also be categorized as an in-demand occupation by Immigration Saskatchewan.
  • They should be proficient enough to score a CLB4 or higher in language test.
  • Under the SINP grid, the applicant should be able to score 60 or more points.
  • The applicant must have finished a year of training, or a post-secondary education resulting in a certificate, diploma, or a degree, equivalent to Canadian education.
  • A viable settlement plan would have to be submitted by the applicant, which shows they have sufficient fund to settle themselves in the province.
  • A licensing proof will have to be submitted by the applicant, which should be checked under a local regulatory body, in case the proposed job mandatorily requires licensing.

Saskatchewan Express Entry Stream

This sub-category caters to those applicants who are skilled workers, while being in the pool of candidates for the CIC Express Entry System.

The following are the requirements that the applicant would need to cater to, for them to acquire eligibility:

  • An applicant must have been accepted into the Express Entry Pool of Canada, have a distinct profile number, in addition to a job seeker validation code. The profile itself should also be completely, accurately filled, and up-to-date.
  • The post-secondary education of the applicant should have been completed, and earned him a diploma, a certificate, or a degree in the end.
  • The applicant’s SINP grid should obtain a score of a minimum of 60 points out of a 100.
  • The applicant must be proficient enough when it comes to language testing, and prove it through valid test scores from a proper testing agency.
  • A valid settlement plan would have to be submitted by the applicant, which proves they have enough funds to realistically live permanently in the province.
  • If the applicant has a profession - a skilled one, though not the trades - they should have at least a year of experience, working, anytime in the previous 10 years.
  • If they are into one of the skilled trades, they would need to have worked for at least 2 years, anytime within the previous 5 years.
  • If the applicant has a year of experience, working at a highly skilled job, that has an NOC level of A, B, or 0, and is also an in-demand occupation in the Saskatchewan, their prerequisite for work experience will be met, irrespective of whether they have a trade or a non-trade job.
  • If the applicant’s job requires special licensing in the province, Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program will need them to obtain that, under a valid local regulatory body.

Here’s the list of occupations, that have been classified as In-Demand in Saskatchewan:

  • Carpenters (NOC 7271, skill level B)
  • University Professors (NOC 4121, skill level A)
  • Plumbers (NOC 7251, skill level B)
  • Supervisors / Motor Transport and other Ground Transit Operators (NOC 7222, skill level B)
  • Bricklayers (NOC 7281, skill level B)
  • Concrete Finishers (NOC 7282, skill level B)
  • Electricians, excluding industrial and power system professionals (NOC 7241, skill level B)
  • Business Development Officers / Marketing Researchers / Consultants (NOC 4163, skill level A)
  • Industrial Electricians (NOC 7242, skill level B)
  • Construction Estimators (NOC 2234, skill level B)
  • Plasterers / Drywall Installers / Finishers / Lathers (NOC 7284, skill level B)
  • Oil and Gas Drillers / Servicers / Testers or related workers (NOC 8232, skill level B)
  • Sheet Metal Workers (NOC 7233, skill level B)
  • Construction Managers (NOC 0711, skill level 0)
  • Software Engineers / Designers (NOC 2173, skill level A)
  • Contractors / Supervisors / Heavy Equipment Operator Crews (NOC 7302, skill level B)
  • Civil Engineers (NOC 2131, skill level A)
  • Information Systems Analysts / Consultants (NOC 2171, skill level A)
  • Automotive Service Technicians / Truck and Bus Mechanics / Mechanical Repairers (NOC 7321, skill level B)
  • Steamfitters / Pipefitters / Sprinkler System Installers (NOC 7252, skill level B)
  • User Support Technicians (NOC 2282, skill level B)
  • Roofers / Shinglers (NOC 7291, skill level B)
  • Computer Network Technicians (NOC 2281, skill level B)
  • Biological Technologists / Technicians (NOC 2221, skill level B)
  • Agricultural Service Contractors / Farm Supervisors / Specialized Livestock Workers (NOC 8252, skill level B)
  • Chemical Technologists / Technicians (NOC 2211, skill level B)
  • Inspectors of Agricultural and Fish Products (NOC 2222, skill level B)
  • Oil and Gas Drillers / Servicers / Testers or related workers (NOC 8232, skill level B)
  • Tile Setters (NOC 7283, skill level B)
  • Electrical or Electronics Engineering Technologists / Technicians (NOC 2241, skill level B)
  • Glaziers (NOC 7292, skill level B)
  • Painters / Decorators (NOC 7294, skill level B)
  • Electronic Service Technicians of business or household equipment (NOC 2242, skill level B)
  • Drafting Technologists / Technicians (NOC 2253, skill level B)
  • Structural Metal / Platework Fabricators or Fitters (NOC 7235, skill level B)
  • Tool or Die Makers (NOC 7232, skill level B)
  • Computer Programmers / Interactive Media Developers (NOC 2174, skill level A)
  • Motor Vehicle Body Repairers (NOC 7322, skill level B)Insulators (NOC 7293, skill level B)
  • Refrigeration / Air Conditioning Mechanics (NOC 7313, skill level B)
  • Supervisors, Food / Beverage / Tobacco Processing (NOC 9213, skill level B)
  • Electrical / Electronics Engineers (NOC 2133, skill level A)
  • Machine Fitters (NOC 7316, skill level B)
  • Supervisors, Petroleum / Gas / Chemical Processing / Utilities (NOC 9212, skill level B
  • Construction Millwrights / Industrial Mechanics, excluding textile (NOC 7311, skill level B)
  • Land Survey Technologists / Technicians (NOC 2254, skill level B)
  • Heavy-duty Equipment Mechanics (NOC 7312, skill level B)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologists / Technicians (NOC 2232, skill level B)
  • Floor Covering Installers (NOC 7295, skill level B)
  • Systems Testing Technicians (NOC 2283, skill level B)
  • Financial Auditors / Accountants (NOC 1111, skill level A)
  • Machinists / Machining / Tooling inspectors (NOC 7231, skill level B)
  • Contractors / Supervisors / Heavy Construction Equipment Crews (NOC 7217, skill level B)
  • Contractors / Supervisors and other construction trades, installers, repairers, and servicers (NOC 7219, skill level B)
  • Telecommunications Installation / Repair Workers (NOC 7246, skill level B)
  • Mechanical Engineers (NOC 2132, skill level A)
  • Technical Sales Specialists or Wholesale Trade (NOC 6221, skill level A)
  • Supervisors, Motor Transport (NOC 7305, skill level B)
  • Welders / Related Machine Operators (NOC 7237, skill level B)
  • Contractors and Supervisors, carpentry trades (NOC 7215, skill level B)
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