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Critical Impact Worker

The International Skilled Worker (ISW) category of Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program(SINP) allows the province to nominate eligible candidates for permanent residence in Canada. The category has three sub-categories:

  • International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry
  • International Skilled Worker – Occupation In-Demand
  • International Skilled Worker – Employment Offer

International Skilled Worker – Employment Offer

The Employment Offer sub-category of International Skilled Workers targets candidates who have already received a job offer from a Saskatchewan employer.

However, SINP has to approve the job offer before the candidate can apply. Otherwise, the application will be rejected immediately. The employer who issues the job offer must first register on the SINP website, after which the position offered to the candidate will be assessed. If the position is approved, the employer will receive a Job Approval Letter, a copy of which has to be submitted along with the candidate’s application to the SINP.

Eligibility requirements

  • If the candidate is submitting the application from inside Canada, they must be legally residing in the country
  • They must have proficiency in English or French, the official languages of Canada, at a level equal to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 across all four language competencies (reading, writing, speaking, and listening). This must be proved with the language test results of a designated testing agency
  • The candidate must have a permanent, full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer that is registered with the SINP. The position offered must be either in an occupation in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) Matrix as Skill type 0 or Skill Level A or B, OR in a designated trade in Saskatchewan
  • The candidate must have at least one year of paid work experience in the intended occupation, which must have been acquired within the past 10 years.
  • Proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure, if the job offer is in a regulated occupation, which require mandatory (compulsory) certification or licensing
  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100

Expression of Interest (EOI) Points Assessment Grid

 Selection Factors

Selection factor Points
Education and training Maximum 23 points
Skilled work experience Maximum 15 points
Language ability Maximum 20 points
Age Maximum 12 points
Connection to Saskatchewan labour market Maximum 30 points
Total Maximum 100 points
Pass mark: 60 points


Factor 1: Education and Training

Education & Training Points
Master’s or Doctorate degree 23
University degree that required at least three years of full-time study 20
Trade certification equivalent to journey person status in Saskatchewan 20
Degree, diploma or certificate that required at least two years of full-time post-secondary study, or certificate equivalent 15
Degree, diploma or certificate that required at least one year of full-time post-secondary study, or certificate equivalent to a trade certificate 12


Factor 2: Skilled Work Experience

Work experience during the most recent five years prior to application Points
5 years 10
4 years 8
3 years 6
2 years 4
1 year 2
Work experience during the six to ten year period prior to application Points
5 years 5
4 years 4
3 years 3
2 years 2
1 year 0


Factor 3: Language Ability

Language ability Points
CLB 8 and higher 20
CLB 7 18
CLB 6 16
CLB 5 14
CLB 4 12
English or French native speaker without language test results 0


Factor 4: Age

Age Points
Less than 18 years 0
18-21 years 8
22-34 years 12
35-45 years 10
46-50 years 8
Over 50 years 0


Factor 5: Connections to the Saskatchewan Labour Market and Adaptability

Connection to the Saskatchewan Labour Market Points

High skilled employment offer

The applicant has a job offer for an occupation classified at NOC level 0, A, B or a designated trade in Saskatchewan


Close relative in Saskatchewan

The applicant or accompanying spouse has a close relative that is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident residing in Saskatchewan. Close relatives include:

  • Parents,
  • Siblings,
  • Grandparents,
  • Aunts and uncles,
  • Nieces and nephews,
  • Cousins, and
  • Step-family members or in-laws of the same relationships.

The family members in Saskatchewan must meet the requirements as listed in the Application Guide


Previous work experience in Saskatchewan 

The applicant worked in Saskatchewan for at least twelve cumulative months in the past five years on a valid work permit


Previous student experience in Saskatchewan

The applicant studied at a recognized Saskatchewan education institution for at least one full-time academic year on a valid study permit


Designated Trades

  • Agricultural Equipment Technician
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Technician
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Boilermaker
  • Bricklayer
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Carpenter
    • Framer
    • Scaffolder
  • Construction Craft Labourer
  • Construction Electrician
  • Cook
  • Drywall and Acoustical Mechanic
  • Electronics Assembler
  • Esthetician-Nail Technician
  • Esthetician-Skin Care Technician
  • Food and Beverage Person
  • Gasfitter (not a designated trade in Saskatchewan)
  • Glazier
  • Guest Services Representative
  • Hairstylist
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
  • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
  • Instrumentation and Control Technician
  • Insulator (Heat and Frost)
  • Ironworker (Reinforcing)
  • Ironworker (Structural/Ornamental)
  • Landscape Horticulturist
  • Locksmith
  • Machinist
  • Meat Cutter
    • Processor
    • Slaughterer
  • Metal Fabricator (Fitter)
  • Mobile Crane Operator
    • Boom Truck Operator A
    • Boom Truck Operator B
    • Lattice Boom Crane Operator
  • Mobile Crane Operator (Hydraulic)
  • Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (Metal and Paint)
    • Automotive Painter
  • Painter and Decorator
  • Partsperson
  • Pipeline Equipment Operator
    • Dozer Operator
    • Excavator
    • Grader
    • Side Boom
  • Plumber
  • Pork Production Technician
    • Breeder
    • Facilities Maintenance
    • Farrowing
    • Grower-Finisher
    • Nursery Management
  • Powerline Technician
  • Recreation Vehicle Service Technician
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Rig Technician
  • Roofer
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Sprinkler System Installer
  • Steamfitter-Pipefitter
    • Petroleum Installer Technician
  • Tilesetter
  • Tower Crane Operator
  • Truck and Transport Mechanic
  • Water Well Driller
  • Welder
    • Semiautomatic Welding Production Operator

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