Saskatchewan 'Occupations In Demand' Program Reopens

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Saskatchewan 'Occupations In Demand' Program Reopens


Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker – 'Occupations In-Demand' Program reopens for 1,000 additional applications - September, 2015.  

No job offer is required for this Canadian immigration program in the province of Saskatchewan.

As of September 21, 2015, a total of 1,000 applications will be accepted during this application intake cycle, from applicants with experience in one of 57 eligible occupations  (see full story)

Saskatchewan has had the lowest unemployment rate of any Canadian province or territory for each of the past 22 months, and the government of Saskatchewan istargeting newcomers who have the education, skilled work experience, language ability and other factors to help themselves establish and integrate successfully into Saskatchewan’s labour market and communities. No job offer or connection to the province is required. 

Under the International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand sub-category, skilled workers who do not have an employment offer but are highly skilled in an occupation that is in-demand in Saskatchewan may be eligible to apply for nomination by the SINP. To be eligible under this SINP sub-category, applicants without a Canadian job offer must:

  •  score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the point assessment grid;
  • have a minimum language score in English or French of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4; have completed a minimum of one year of post-secondary education or training which is comparable to the Canadian education system and has resulted in a degree, diploma, certificate, or a certificate equivalent to a trade certificate (that is verifiable);
  • have a minimum of one-year paid work experience in the past ten years related to their field of education or training (work experience must be in an occupation that is considered to be in-demand in Saskatchewan);
  • Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan. 


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