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The Saskatchewan Tech Talent Pathway is a PNP stream for tech workers who have received job offers in Saskatchewan for positions in the high-skilled technology and innovation sector. Applicants who are successful through this provincial nominee stream receive Canadian permanent resident status

Eligible occupations for the Saskatchewan Tech Talent Pathway

In order to be eligible for the Saskatchewan Tech Talent Pathway, candidates must have a job offer from a Saskatchewan employer in one of the following occupations:

NOCOccupation Titles
0213Computer and information systems managers
2133Electrical and Electronics engineers
2147Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2171Information System analysts and consultants
2172Database analysts and data administrators
2173Software engineers and designers
2174Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2175Web designers and developers
2281Computer network technicians
2282User support technicians
2283Information system testing technicians

Eligibility criteria: Saskatchewan Tech Talent Pathway

The Saskatchewan Tech Talent Pathway is open to both Express Entry and non-Express Entry candidates. In order to apply as an Express Entry candidate, an applicant must have an active profile in the Express Entry pool of candidates.

Additionally, all candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:

Job offer in Saskatchewan

Candidates must have a job offer from a Saskatchewan employer. This must be for a permanent, full-time position in one of the eligible tech occupations for the stream. Refer above for the complete list of eligible occupations.

Candidates will have to submit a valid SINP Job Approval Letter as a part of their application.

Work experience

If the candidate is applying from inside Saskatchewan, the person must be currently employed in Saskatchewan. The candidate must have either worked full-time for at least six months for the employer offering the job, or have at least one year of work experience gained within the past five years in the occupation of their job offer.

If the candidate is applying from outside Saskatchewan, they must have at least one year of high-skilled related work experience gained within the past five years in their eligible occupation.

Employment licensing (if applicable)

Candidates need to show proof of eligibility for licensing in Saskatchewan, if they are applying through one of these three occupations:

  • NOC 2147 – Computer Engineers
  • NOC 2173 – Software Engineers
  • NOC 2133 – Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Candidates may prove their eligibility for licensing by providing a letter from the Association of Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing that their application for registration as an Engineer-in-Training has been approved, or by providing a letter from APEGS indicating that they’ve been assigned a confirmatory exam.

Language proficiency

If a candidate is currently working for the Saskatchewan employer who will support their application, the candidate must meet the language requirements established by the employer. The employer will be assessing language ability.

If a candidate is not currently working for the employer offering the job, the candidate must take an approved language test in either English or French achieving results at or above Canadian Language Benchmark of Level 5 (CLB 5) in all four abilities.

Those applying to the Tech Talent Pathway as Express Entry candidates will have to meet the minimum language requirements for Express Entry.

Education

All candidates must have completed post-secondary education related to the job they’ve been offered. Eligible credentials include:

  • Master’s Degree;
  • Bachelor’s Degree;
  • Three-year degree at a university or college; and
  • Diploma that requires two years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other post-secondary institution.

Intention to reside in Saskatchewan

Candidates must have the intention to work and reside in the province of Saskatchewan.

If candidates meet all the eligibility criteria, they may follow the instructions for applying to the Saskatchewan Tech Talent Pathway.

How to apply for the Saskatchewan Tech Talent Pathway

The first requirement for the Saskatchewan Tech Talent Pathway is securing a job offer from a Saskatchewan employer. Saskatchewan operates its own job posting website called Saskjobs.ca. After finding a job offer, candidates must obtain a Job Approval Letter from the SINP before they can apply.

Once a candidate has secured a job offer, they can submit an application for provincial nomination through the SINP online applications portal.

Once an applicant has been approved for provincial nomination, the person may then submit an application to the federal government for Canadian permanent resident status. While waiting for federal application processing, applicants may be eligible for a work permit support letter, enabling them to obtain a work permit and begin working in Saskatchewan.

The federal application process depends on whether the applicant applied as an Express Entry or non-Express Entry candidate. Express Entry candidates may add the provincial nomination to their profile, applying through the faster Express Entry system. Non-Express Entry candidates must apply through the regular process which has higher average processing times.

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