If you want to immigrate to Saskatchewan, Canada and have a skilled job offer, the Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker Employment offer sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) could provide you a route to Canadian permanent resident status.
Unlike the other sub-categories of the ISW category, there is no list of specific occupations: your job offer can be in any skilled field. Whether you are working in Canada or abroad, you may be able to apply through the Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker Employment offer if you have a job offer and meet further eligibility criteria.
However, there are two key exceptions: potential candidates with a job offer in the health professional or a food or beverage server are not eligible to apply through this sub-category. There are separate categories to target workers with a job offer in these industries who are currently working in Saskatchewan. If you have a job offer in a health profession or the food and beverage service industry, but are not currently working in Saskatchewan, you could consider creating an Express Entry profile, where you could potentially obtain 50 or 200 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points for a qualifying job offer, depending on the skill level of the position.
Saskatchewan employment offer
If an employer in Saskatchewan is willing to offer you a job, there are certain conditions this offer must meet. In order to be eligible for the Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker Employment Offer sub-category, you must have an offer of permanent, full-time employment in Saskatchewan in a job classified at skill level 0, A, or B of the National Occupational Classification (NOC), or in a designated trade.
Potential candidates need to meet certain criteria in order to apply to this sub-category. In addition to an eligible job offer, you will also need to demonstrate:
- A score of at least 60 points out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid (see below);
- At least one year of work experience in the past 10 years in your intended occupation;
- A language score of at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 in English or French (note that employers and regulatory bodies may require a higher language score); and
- Proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure, if you have a job offer in a regulated profession or compulsory apprenticeship trade.