SINP International Skilled Worker: Occupation In-Demand Category

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) consists of the Saskatchewan Occupation In-Demand sub-category specially designed for international skilled workers in some selected occupations. If you have experience in a skilled profession, the International Skilled Worker: Occupation In-Demand sub-category could be a great route to permanent residence in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Eligibility Requirements for Saskatchewan Occupation In-Demand

The Saskatchewan Occupations In-Demand subcategory does not correspond to the federal Express Entry system. As a result, those who qualify can apply directly to the Canadian government for permanent residence status without creating an Express Entry profile or receiving an invitation to apply (ITA) in an Express Entry draw.

Who Can Apply?

  • If you do not have a job offer in Saskatchewan but have an experience in an in-demand occupation.
  • If your intent is clear and you have devised a complete roadmap for your permanent settlement in Saskatchewan.
  • If you have a temporary work permit and must reside in Saskatchewan.
  • Language Proficiency: You must show your language proficiency in English or French. You must appear for a valid language test. Your language proficiency score must be equivalent to the Canadian Language Benchmark level 4 or higher.
  • Education: Your education must be equivalent to a Canadian one-year post-secondary diploma. If you have completed your education in Saskatchewan, you must submit your certification along with the application. If you have finished your education outside of Canada, you must submit an educational credential assessment (ECA) from a designated organization.
  • Work Experience: You must demonstrate at least one year of full-time work experience with a minimum of 30 hours per week. Your work experience must be in a highly skilled occupation (TEER 0, 1, 2 or 3). Your work experience must be related to your employment and education.
  • Point Assessment Grid: You must score at 60 points on the SINP Point Assessment Grid.
  • Settlement Funds: You must meet the settlement funds requirement as determined by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Your settlement fund must be liquid, and your assets, including real estate, bonds etc.

How to Apply for Saskatchewan Occupation In-Demand Category?

To apply for the SINP’s Occupation In-Demand Category, follow these steps:

  • Enter the SINP EOI System: The Saskatchewan Occupations In-Demand stream is based on an Expression of Interest (EOI) process. You can create an account on the SINP Online platform if you match the minimum stream requirements. After submitting your profile, you will be granted a score and rated against other candidates using the SINP Ranking System. During one of the SINP Draws, the top-ranked candidates will be offered an Invitation to Apply.
  • Apply:  After you receive an invitation, you must submit your complete application to the Saskatchewan immigration authority. You need to pay a non-refundable application fee of CAD 350. Based on your application, it depends on the Saskatchewan authority to select you for provincial nomination.
  • Apply for Permanent Residency:  After you get a notification of a provincial nomination, you will be eligible to submit a federal application for Canadian permanent residence. You will get six months to submit your permanent residence application. The procession time varies, but it is generally processed within 18 months.

How Does ELAAR Guide You?

We are experts in helping people immigrate to Saskatchewan. We specialize in the International Skilled Worker: Occupation In-Demand sub-category and can help you with all the paperwork and online submissions. We stay up-to-date with the latest information and can guide you through the immigration process with honesty and transparency.

FAQs: Saskatchewan Occupation In-Demand

These are some frequently asked questions about the SINP Occupation In-Demand Category.

What are the required documents for the Saskatchewan Occupation In-Demand?

  • Identity and Civil Status Documents: These may include a passport, birth certificate, marriage certificate, or divorce documents.
  • Educational Credential Assessment (ECA): An ECA report for education obtained outside of Canada to demonstrate equivalency to Canadian standards.
  • Language Test Results: Proof of language proficiency in English or French, such as IELTS or CELPIP for English, or TEF for French, with scores meeting the minimum required levels.
  • Work Experience Credentials: Documents to prove work experience in your field, which may include reference letters from employers, job descriptions, and pay stubs.
  • Proof of Professional Status or Licensure (if applicable): For regulated occupations, proof of necessary certification or licensing in Saskatchewan.
  • Settlement Funds Proof: Evidence of sufficient funds to settle in Saskatchewan, such as bank statements.
  • SINP Application Forms: Completed forms required by the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program.

What occupations are considered in-demand in Saskatchewan?

Occupations considered in-demand in Saskatchewan fall under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) TEER levels 0, 1, 2, or 3.

Are there any excluded occupations?

There is an Excluded Occupation List that specifies occupations which are not eligible for the Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry program subcategories.

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