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Skilled Worker Occupation In-Demand

This sub-category is for skilled workers who:

  • Don’t have a job offer in Saskatchewan but are highly skilled in an in-demand occupation.
  • Meet the criteria. Criteria can change at any time, but we will use what was on this website when we first got your application.


To be eligible, you must pay a non-refundable $350 application fee online by Visa or Mastercard. It is the last step in order to submit your application.

You may qualify if:

  • You live outside of Canada or have proof of legal status in Canada
  • Are not a refugee claimant
  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid
  • Have a language score of at least 4 – Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4
    • Some employers may ask for language scores that are higher than CLB 4
  • Have completed post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship that’s comparable to that in Canada
  • Have earned a diploma, certificate or degree
  • Have work experience that is high skilled and not on the Excluded Occupation List
    • You must have a minimum of one year of full-time (minimum 30 hours per week) paid work experience in a skilled occupation over the past 10 years related to your field of education. Your work experience must be in a high skilled occupation (NOC “0”, “A” or “B”) that is considered to be in-demand in Saskatchewan at the time of your application.
  • Your work experience must be related to your occupation and education
  • You may need to provide proof of Professional Status or of eligibility for Licensure
  • Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan

To apply for this sub-category, you must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). Candidates that are eligible will receive an invitation to submit an application. The points scores associated with an EOI profile will determine the likelihood of receiving an invitation. Those with high scores within the pool of candidates will have a greater chance of being invited to apply.

What is an International Skilled Worker Expression of Interest (EOI)?

An International Skilled Worker EOI is not an application to the SINP.

An International Skilled Worker EOI is a pre-application process which allows candidates to fill out a form to indicate their interest in applying to the SINP.

For more information, please visit International Skilled Worker EOI System.

Not all candidates who submit an International Skilled Worker EOI will be invited to apply to the SINP. There are no limits on the number of candidates who can submit an EOI. Candidates can only have one EOI profile.

Who can’t apply through International Skilled Worker Category: Occupation In-Demand?

Refugee claimants in Canada claiming refugee status from the Government of Canada cannot apply.

You may not be eligible if any of the following situations is true:

  • You failed to submit documentation as requested by SINP
  • You failed to show that your intent to live and work in Saskatchewan is genuine
  • You and/or your representative have not been truthful in the application

Assessment Rating

You must score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 points on the Point Assessment Grid to be considered for nomination.

You are awarded points on the basis of five factors:

  • Education and training
  • Skilled work experience
  • Language ability
  • Age
  • Connections to the Saskatchewan (job market and family)

You must attach documents to support the eligibility criteria and points factors. For example, if you claim 20 points for having a university degree, you must attach a copy of your university degree and complete transcripts. If your degree is printed in a language other than English or French, you must also attach a translated version.

Applications submitted with missing documents or are not translated will be closed. If your application is closed, you will be sent a letter and asked to reapply.

NOTE: If you are successful in receiving a nomination from the SINP, IRCC will process applications in 6 months or less.

All information taken from Saskatchewan Government Website.

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