Saskatchewan PNP

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Basic Requirements for SINP

As Express Entry is getting more competitive, the demand is increasing for Provincial Nominee Programs every day. Since there a lot of applicants for SINP, to immigrate through SINP is not as easy as it might seem. But if you meet the below criteria, this might be your way to immigrate to Canada.

What is a good score?

SINP has its own express of interest system where you need to score certain points to be nominated. These days, based on the past few draws, one needs to have at least 69 or 70 points for the SINP occupation in demand of SINP express-entry subcategories of the International Skilled Worker program.

What do you need to score 70 points?

If you are an international applicant with no close relatives, no work experience or past education in Saskatchewan, and no job offer from the province, you can still score a maximum of 70 points. Here is what you need to have to score 70 points:

  • Education: A masters degree or higher – 23 points
  • Work Experience: 10 years or higher in the last 10 years in the SAME NOC Code. – 15 points
  • Language Score: CLB 8 ( e.g. for IELTs 7.5 in listening, 6.5 in R, W, S) or higher – 20 points
  • Age: Between 22 – 34 year old – 12 points

If you meet the above criteria, and your occupation is listed in the list below, you may be an ideal candidate for Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program.

An info-graphic about Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program showing the basic requirements for an ideal candidate

SINP Occupations in demand 2020

Even though there is no in demand occupation list for SINP, there are some occupations which have been nominated through SINP much for frequently than others. Below is the list of those occupations:

0013 – Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services
0014 – Senior managers – health, education, social and community services and membership organizations
0016 – Senior managers – construction, transportation, production and utilities
0111 – Financial managers
0112 – Human resources managers
0113 – Purchasing managers
0114 – Other administrative services managers
0121 – Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
0122 – Banking, credit and other investment managers
0125 – Other business services managers
0132 – Postal and courier services managers
0212 – Architecture and science managers
0213 – Computer and information systems managers
0421 – Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training
0601 – Corporate sales managers
0621 – Retail and wholesale trade managers
0631 – Restaurant and food service managers
0651 – Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.
0711 – Construction managers
0712 – Home building and renovation managers
0714 – Facility operation and maintenance managers
0731 – Managers in transportation
0811 – Managers in natural resources production and fishing
0821 – Managers in agriculture
0822 – Managers in horticulture
0912 – Utilities managers
1114 – Other financial officers
1121 – Human resources professionals
1211 – Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers
1212 – Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
1215 – Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations
1221 – Administrative officers
1222 – Executive assistants
1223 – Human resources and recruitment officers
1224 – Property administrators 
1225 – Purchasing agents and officers
1226 – Conference and event planners
1241 – Administrative assistants
1242 – Legal administrative assistants
1243 – Medical administrative assistants
1251 – Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations
1252 – Health information management occupations
2134 – Chemical Engineers
2144 – Geological Engineers
2148 – Other professional engineers, n.e.c.
2161 – Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
2233 – Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
2234 – Construction estimators
2242 – Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
2252 – Industrial designers
2253 – Drafting technologists and technicians
2254 – Land survey technologists and technicians
2263 – Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
2264 – Construction inspectors
2272 – Air traffic controllers and related occupations
2281 – Computer network technicians
2282 – User support technicians
2283 – Information systems testing technicians
3211 – Medical laboratory technologists
3212 – Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants
3214 – Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
3215 – Medical radiation technologists
3219 – Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)
3223 – Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants
3234 – Paramedical occupations
4021 – College and other vocational instructors
4033 – Educational counsellors
4151 – Psychologists
4152 – Social workers
4161 – Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4163 – Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants
4164 – Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4165 – Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4166 – Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4167 – Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4169 – Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c.
4211 – Paralegal and related occupations
4212 – Social and community service workers
4214 – Early childhood educators and assistants
4215 – Instructors of persons with disabilities
4216 – Other instructors
6221 – Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade
6235 – Financial sales representatives
6316 – Other services supervisors
6321 – Chefs
6331 – Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale
6332 – Bakers
6342 – Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners
7201 – Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
7204 – Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
7231 – Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
7234 – Boilermakers
7241 – Electricians (except industrial and power system)
7242 – Industrial electricians
7244 – Electrical power line and cable workers
7246 – Telecommunications installation and repair workers
7251 – Plumbers
7294 – Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
7311 – Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
7313 –  Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
7315 – Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
7322 – Motor vehicle body repairers
7335 – Other small engine and small equipment repairers
7384 – Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.
9212 – Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities
9232 – Central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing

Licensing Requirements for some occupations

There are some occupations which have additional licensing requirements for SINP. For the Express Entry Federal Skilled Worker program most professionals can immigrate to Canada without provincial licensing. They need to obtain their license after immigrating to Canada and before they start practicing in their occupation. But for SINP, one needs to meet the licensing requirements BEFORE one can be nominated by Saskatchewan. This can be a major road block for some applicants. Here is the list of occupations which have licensing requirements.