Canada visa update: Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) International Skilled Worker Occupations In-Demand programme: overview, highlights and helpful links.

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The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) Occupations In-Demand (OID) programme is designed to attract highly skilled workers in occupations deemed in-demand by the province of Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) announced the new list of eligible occupations under the OID programme.

Key benefits of the SINP OID programme

  • The applicant is not required to have a job offer in Saskatchewan in order to qualify
  • English proficiency can be moderate rather than high
  • It is a pathway to attaining permanent residency in Canada.
To qualify, applicants must score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid.  (Visit the Saskatchewan official website.)The assessment grid awards points on the basis of the following five factors:
  • Education and training
  • Skilled work experience
  • Language ability
  • Age
  • Connections to the Saskatchewan labour market and adaptability.
Applicants will also have to provide proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan.

The SINP In-Demand Occupation List 

National Occupation Classification (NOC)Occupations
211Engineering managers
2131Civil engineers
2132Mechanical engineers
2133Electrical and electronics engineers
2141Industrial and manufacturing engineers
2147Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2154Land surveyors
2173Software engineers and designers
2175Web designers and developer
4212Social and community service workers
4214Early childhood educators and assistants
3211Medical laboratory technologists
3216Medical sonographers
124Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
423Managers in social, community and correctional services
1112Financial and investment analysts
1122Professional occupations in business management consulting
1123Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
2211Chemical technologists and technicians
2212Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
2121Biologists and related scientists
2123Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
2225Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
2231Civil engineering technologists and technicians
2241Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2242Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
2243Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
2253Drafting technologists and technicians
6331Meat cutters
7311Industrial mechanics
7312Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
7321Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics
7322Motor vehicle body repairers
811Managers in natural resources production and fishing
821Managers in agriculture
911Manufacturing managers
912Utilities managers
Click here to learn more about the International Skilled Worker Occupation In-Demand programme.
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