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Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program 2024 [SINP – OID]: A Pathway for Foreign Workers


The SNP is divided into four programs which are
  1. The international skilled worker
  2. The Saskatchewan experience
  3. Entrepreneur
  4. The farm owner and operator programs

Among all of these the International Skilled Worker and the Saskatchewan Experience streams are the most sought after ones as they are meant for skilled professionals and the other two streams are really expensive as they require a lot of capital investment.

International skilled worker stream is further divided into three sub-streams which are

  • The occupation in demand
  • Employment offer
  • The Saskatchewan express entry stream

The employment offer is a stream as the name suggests requires a job offer from an employer in Saskatchewan. The Express Entry stream has high requirements like a high CLB7 IELTS requirement etc. As it is an express entry oriented stream. So the Occupation in Demand stream has the least requirements that’s why we’ll be covering this Stream in this article.

Who can apply under the occupation in demand stream

Those candidates who are working in occupations or NOCs that are currently in demand in Saskatchewan. you don’t necessarily have to have a job offer from the province but you do need to meet the eligibility criteria. This stream gives the opportunity to candidates to get their Canadian Permanent Residence through the SINP even if they don’t qualify for the express entry program and if they don’t have a high CRS score to make an express entry profile. Apart from tech engineering and IT positions that are in demand for most provinces, Saskatchewan has shown a demand for positions in real estate, sales, caretakers, store workers, clerks, registered nurses and truck drivers as well.


For this stream the first requirement is your education, the minimum education requirement for this stream is a High School degree or a diploma. You’ll need an ECA report for all education credentials completed outside canada from designated evaluation services. You can get your ECA from WES, ICS, IQAS, ICE or comparative education service from the University of Toronto.

Next requirement is language proficiency. You’ll need a language test score of at least CLB4 in your IELTS or your test for French CLB4.

Next requirement is work experience. You’ll need to have a minimum of one year of skilled work experience which means it should be from TEER 0, 1, 2 or 3. You can find the NOC TEER level of your job position directly from the Canadian Immigration Portal (HERE).

This experience must be aligned with your studies so it has to be related to your field of education. This experience can be recent or even from any time in the past 10 years. You need reference letters from your supervisor or human resources officer to prove your work experience. Which must be printed on company letterheads.

There’s a list of excluded occupations listed on the SINP website you won’t be eligible for this program. If your job falls under these excluded occupations, you can apply through any other SINP stream.

Excluded Occupation List for the SINP’s

Note that NOC TEER 4 (occupations that usually require high-school or job-specific training) and
NOC TEER 5 (occupations that usually require on-the-job training) skill levels are not eligible for
the Occupation In-Demand.

00010 Legislators
00011 Senior government managers and officials
00014 Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services
10019 Other administrative services managers
11100 Financial auditors and accountants
11103 Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
12104 Employment insurance and revenue officers
12201 Insurance adjusters and claims examiners
12203 Assessors, business valuators and appraisers
13200 Customs, ship and other brokers
14103 Court clerks and related court services occupations
21100 Physicists and astronomers
21102 Geoscientists and oceanographers
21103 Meteorologists and climatologists
21109 Other professional occupations in physical sciences
21111 Forestry professionals
21201 Landscape architects
21202 Urban and land use planners
21332 Petroleum engineers
21390 Aerospace engineers
30010 Managers in health care
31100 Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
31101 Specialists in surgery
31102 General practitioners and family physicians
31103 Veterinarians
31110 Dentists
31111 Optometrists
31112 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
31120 Pharmacists
31121 Dietitians and nutritionists
31202 Physiotherapists
31204 Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
31209 Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
31300 Nursing coordinators and supervisors
31301 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
31302 Nurse practitioners
31303 Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals
31303 Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals
32100 Opticians
32101 Licensed practical nurses
32103 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
32104 Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
32109 Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
32110 Denturists
32111 Dental hygienists and dental therapists
32200 Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
32201 Massage therapists
32209 Other practitioners of natural healing
40010 Government managers – health and social policy development and program administration
40011 Government managers – economic analysis, policy development and program administration
40012 Government managers – education policy development and program administration
40019 Other managers in public administration
40021 School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education
40040 Commissioned police officers and related occupations in public protection services
40040 Commissioned police officers and related occupations in public protection services
40041 Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers
40042 Commissioned officers of the Canadian Armed Forces
41100 Judges
41101 Lawyers and Quebec notaries
41201 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants
41220 Secondary school teachers
41221 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
41301 Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies
41302 Religious leaders
41310 Police investigators and other investigative occupations
41310 Police investigators and other investigative occupations
41311 Probation and parole officers
41407 Program officers unique to government
42100 Police officers (except commissioned)
42100 Police officers (except commissioned)
42101 Firefighters
42102 Specialized members of the Canadian Armed Forces
42200 Paralegal and related occupations
42201 Social and community service workers
42204 Religion workers
43203 Border services, customs, and immigration officers
43204 Operations Members of the Canadian Armed Forces
44200 Primary combat members of the Canadian Armed Forces
50010 Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers
50011 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
50012 Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors
51100 Librarians
51101 Conservators and curators
51102 Archivists
51110 Editors
51111 Authors and writers (except technical)
51112 Technical writers
51113 Journalists
51114 Translators, terminologists and interpreters
51120 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
51121 Conductors, composers and arrangers
51122 Musicians and singers
52100 Library and public archive technicians
52110 Film and video camera operators
52111 Graphic arts technicians
52112 Broadcast technicians
52113 Audio and video recording technicians
52114 Announcers and other broadcasters
52119 Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing
52120 Graphic designers and illustrators
52121 Interior designers and interior decorators
53100 Registrars, restorers, interpreters and other occupations related to museum and art galleries
53110 Photographers
53111 Motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and performing arts assistants and operators
53120 Dancers
53121 Actors, comedians and circus performers
53121 Actors, comedians and circus performers
53122 Painters, sculptors and other visual artists
53123 Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers
53124 Artisans and craftspersons
53125 Patternmakers – textile, leather and fur products
53200 Athletes
53201 Coaches
53202 Sports officials and referees
54100 Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness
55109 Other performers
62010 Retail sales supervisors
62020 Food service supervisors
62023 Customer and information services supervisors
62201 Funeral directors and embalmers
63100 Insurance agents and brokers
63101 Real estate agents and salespersons
63210 Hairstylists and barbers
63220 Shoe repairers and shoemakers
64100 Retail salespersons and visual merchandisers
72022 Supervisors, printing and related occupations
72102 Sheet metal workers
72204 Telecommunications line and cable installers and repairers
72205 Telecommunications equipment installation and cable television service technicians
72302 Gas fitters
72405 Machine fitters
72406 Elevator constructors and mechanics
72420 Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
72600 Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors
72602 Deck officers, water transport
72603 Engineer officers, water transport
72604 Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators
73310 Railway and yard locomotive engineers
73402 Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction
80022 Managers in aquaculture
83101 Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
83120 Fishing masters and officers
83121 Fishermen / women
92013 Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
92015 Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
92020 Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling
92021 Supervisors, electronics and electrical products manufacturing
92021 Supervisors, electronics and electrical products manufacturing
92022 Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing
92024 Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly
92101 Water and waste treatment plant operators
93102 Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators

Next is Professional Status or License Requirements, which are also known as Certifications for some occupations that are regulated in Canada. You might have to provide proof of professional status which is another term for certifications particularly for regulated jobs in Canada. You might also be asked to provide additional documents over and above this as well, depending on your profession until which your application will be held for processing. Be sure to include all the required and requested documents in your application. As missing documents will result in your incomplete application being returned and your application fee will go to waste.

Next the most important part the SINP is points assessment grid in order to qualify for this stream, you need a minimum score of 60 points out of 110. The higher your points are the better your chances for getting an invitation from the province. You can find this points assessment grid below

SINP Points Table

Master’s or Doctorate degree (Canadian equivalency).23
Bachelor’s degree OR at least a three-year degree at a university or college.20
Trade certification equivalent to journeyperson status in Saskatchewan.20
Canadian equivalency diploma that requires two (but less than three) years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other post-secondary institution.15
Canadian equivalency certificate or at least two semesters (but less than a two-year program) at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other post-secondary institution.12
Your work experience must relate to the job you have put on your application.One year of work experience equals 12 full months.
a) Work experience in the 5 years prior to application submission date.
5 years10
4 years8
3 years6
2 years4
1 year2
b) In the 6-10 years prior to application submission date.
5 years5
4 years4
3 years3
2 years2
Less than 1 year0
LANGUAGE ABILITYCheck IRCC’s website to convert your IELTS, CELPIP or TEF scores to CLB 4-10.
a) First Language Test (English or French) 
CLB 8 and higher20
CLB 718
CLB 616
CLB 514
CLB 412
English or French speaker without language test results.0
b) Second Language Test (English or French) 
 CLB 8 or higher10 
 CLB 7
 CLB 6
 CLB 5
 CLB 4
 Not Applicable
Less than 18 years0
18 – 21 years8
22 – 34 years12
35 – 45 years10
46 – 50 years8
More than 50 years0

Points are given for having a connection to the Saskatchewan labour market. This shows your ability to successfully settle in Saskatchewan as a permanent resident.
The following points are for the Employment Offer subcategory only:
High skilled employment offer from a Saskatchewan employer30
The following points are for the Occupation In-Demand and Saskatchewan Express Entry subcategories only
Close family relative in Saskatchewan
The applicant or accompanying spouse has a family relative that is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Saskatchewan. This includes a: parent, sibling, grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, first cousin and step-family members or in-laws of the same relationships. The family members in Saskatchewan must meet the requirements as listed under “Required Documents” for your ISW sub-category.
Past work experience in Saskatchewan
At least 12 months of work in the past five years on a valid work permit.
Past student experience in Saskatchewan
At least one full-time academic year at a recognized Saskatchewan post-secondary education institution on a valid study permit.
Visit Saskatchewan Immigration Website for more info

It is divided into two main factors. The first factor is the Labor Market Success factor which determines how easy you would find it to get into the labor market of the province. It includes your education and trade certifications, your work experience, your language ability and your age. The maximum points you can score from the first factor is 80.

Factor 2 determines your Connections and Adaptability to Saskatchewan. This includes job offers from the province, a close family relation in the province which includes a parent, sibling, grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, first cousin and step family members or in-laws of the same relationships that are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents living in Saskatchewan and also any past work or study in the province. The maximum points you can score from the second factor is 30, so you’ll have to make sure that you can score more than 60 points through all of these factors in order to qualify for the stream.

Next is Settlement Funds or Proof of Funds required for the SINP stream. Like any other immigration program without the need for a job offer, you need to prove that you have enough funds to support yourself and your dependent family members until you get a job, so you need a certain amount depending on the number of members in your family. You’ll have to count your family members even if they are not coming with you to Canada. Below is the table of required funds for Canada PR.

This table shows the minimum amount you need to immigrate to Canada. If you have more money, you should list the full amount in your profile or application.

Number of
family members
Funds required
(in Canadian dollars)
For each additional family member$3,560

Funds required in your account for a minimum of three months before you submit your complete application.

Last requirement is a Settlement Plan, which you need to get from IRCC’s Living in Canada tool (Here)

You can use this online tool to basically get resources and services that help you plan for your Residency in Saskatchewan. After you land, you’ll have to just answer a few questions online like where you’re applying from, where you’re looking for to immigrate to etc. after you answer the questions on the Living in Canada tool, it’ll create your Settlement Plan for you, which you can directly print or email to yourself from that page in order to attach to your application.

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