SINP International Skilled Worker Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot

The demand for low and intermediate-skilled positions in Saskatchewan province in Canada is strong, and according to some studies, it will only increase shortly. In recent economic projects, specific sectors with the highest demands have been highlighted, including healthcare, manufacturing, agriculture, ag-tech, hospitality, and retail. The International Skilled Worker Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot program targets low and intermediate-skilled workers with previous experience in the intended field.

Eligibility Requirements for Saskatchewan Employment Offer

  • Job Offer:
    • You must have a permanent, full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer in an eligible occupation (Please read the job list below).
  • Work Experience:
    • You must have at least one full-time work experience in your desired occupation or accepted employment in the last three years. Or
    • You must have a minimum of 6 months (780 hours) of full-time work experience with the employer who issues you the Job Approval Letter.
  • Language Proficiency:
    • You must score a minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4. Some employers may ask for scores higher than CLB 4.
  • Education:
    • You must provide proof of secondary school (high school) or a higher level of education. If you have finished your studies outside Canada.
    • You must provide an Education Credential Assessment (ECA).
  • Transport Truck Drivers:
    • Transport truck drivers must submit their proof of required licensing endorsements from Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) to the SINP by the Nominations issued for NOC 73300.
    • If you are a transport semi-truck driver, trucks with trailers or power units then you need to submit proof of finishing of Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) and must hold a valid Class 1A license issued by SGI.
    • You need a valid Class 2A license for other types of transport vehicles.

Saskatchewan Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot: Eligible Occupations

There are a total of 23 occupations from 8 sectors that are eligible for the Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot.

NOC CodeOccupation
1521Shippers and receivers
3413Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
3414Other assisting occupations in support of health services
4412Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations
6513Food and beverage servers
6525Hotel front desk clerks
6731Light duty cleaners
6711Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
6733Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents
7452Material handlers
7511Transport truck drivers
7521Heavy equipment operators (except crane)
7611Construction trades helpers and labourers
8431General farm workers
9416Metalworking and forging machine operators
9431Sawmill machine operators
9461Process control and machine operators, food and beverage processing
9526Mechanical assemblers and inspectors
9536Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
9612Labourers in metal fabrication
9617Labourers in food and beverage processing
9619Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities

Saskatchewan Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot Application Process

To apply for the SINP’s Saskatchewan Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot category, follow these steps:

  • No Need for EOI Profile: You do not need to create an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile.
  • Job Application in Saskatchewan: After you apply for a job in Saskatchewan, you need to wait for your job approval letter.
  • Document Preparation: Your document must be prepared accurately and without missing any document.

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FAQs: Saskatchewan Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot

These are frequently asked questions about the SINP International Skilled Worker Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot category.

What is Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT)?

MELT is a training program that applicants must complete to obtain a valid Class 1A licence issued by SGI to drive power units, semi-trucks, and trucks with trailers where the gross vehicle weight of the towed units exceeds 4,600 kg.

How does the pilot support Ukrainian nationals?

As a temporary measure to support Ukrainian nationals, the SINP is waiving the four-week advertising requirement for Job Approval Forms submitted with a Ukrainian candidate identified.

What is a SINP Job Approval Letter?

A SINP Job Approval Letter is a document the employer provides to show proof of a valid SINP-approved offer for a permanent, full-time job in Saskatchewan.

Can employers use related work experience for applications under the pilot?

Yes, the SINP will accept some related work experience for applications under the Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot in select occupations.

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