The International Skilled Worker Category is for skilled workers who wish to live and work in Saskatchewan.
The International Skilled Worker Category consists of three pathways:Employment Offer
This sub-category is for skilled workers who have a job offer from a Saskatchewan employer.Occupations In Demand
This sub-category is for highly skilled workers with experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan, who do not yet have a job offer in the province.Saskatchewan Express Entry
This sub-category is for candidates already in the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada's (IRCC) Express Entry pool and have skilled work experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan uses an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories.
You must first register your EOI on the SINP Apply Online portal, where you will be asked to fill out a form. Answers on the form will be used to assess your eligibility.
To enter the EOI pool, you must score a minimum of 60 out of 110 points in the EOI Points Grid. The EOI Points Grid assesses you based on five factors: education and training, skilled work experience, language ability, age and connections to the Saskatchewan labour market and adaptability.
If you’re selected, you will receive an invitation to apply during an EOI draw.
At this point, you can apply for a provincial nomination from the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). You can do this through the same portal.
If you have a job offer and you’re applying through the Employment Offer sub-category, you can apply directly without needing to register an EOI.
After your application is approved, you can then apply for permanent residence directly to IRCC. If you’re applying through the Express Entry sub-category, Saskatchewan will enter the details of your nomination into the system. This means you will get an extra 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points, which will effectively guarantee receiving an invitation to apply for permanent residence in the next Express Entry draw.
|Is a job offer required?
|Occupations In Demand
|Saskatchewan Express Entry