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Skilled 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 – Occupation In-Demand

To be eligible to apply for provincial nomination under this category, the candidate must have work experience in one of the in-demand occupations of Saskatchewan. However, the candidate does not require a job offer to qualify.

 Eligibility requirements

  •  The candidate must be legally residing in Canada, if the application is being submitted from Canada
  • The candidate must have minimum language proficiency equal to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4
  • The candidate must have completed post-secondary level education or training of a minimum duration of one year. The education must have resulted in a degree, diploma, certificate, or a certificate equivalent to a trade certificate. If the candidate obtained the qualifications from outside Canada, they must also submit an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) from a designated organization.
  • The candidate must have minimum one year of paid work experience in an occupation related to their field of education or training. The occupation must be classified under NOC 0, A, or B and considered to be in-demand in Saskatchewan. Besides, the candidate must have acquired the work experience within the past 10 years.
  • The candidate must hold proof of professional status or licensure, if required
  • The candidate must have enough settlement funds to support themselves and accompanying family members while settling in Saskatchewan
  • A feasible settlement plan
  • Minimum score of 60 points out of 100 on the point assessment grid

Points Assessment Grid

Eligibility factors 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

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

Connection to the Saskatchewan 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, who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident residing in Saskatchewan. A close relative can be:

  • Parent
  • Sibling
  • Grandparent
  • Aunt or uncle
  • Niece or nephew
  • Cousin
  • Step-family members or in-laws of the same relationships.

Previous work experience

Work experience in Saskatchewan for at least 12 cumulative months acquired in the past five years on a valid work permit


Previous study experience

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


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