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Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker Program: Get Ready for Next Year!

If you dilly-dallied on whether to apply for Canadian permanent residency through Saskatchewan's Express Entry program, you're just in time - for the next round of selection. Yes, this year's intake had been filled except for those with job offers.

Crispin ArandaOriginally posted on December 18, 2015; updated February 13, 2016

Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker Program: Get Ready for Next Year!

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) sets application intake thresholds to ensure that only qualified applicants ready with complete documentation could get in when the program opens each calendar year.


  In the last two years since the SINP program opened, the intake threshold got filled in a matter of days.  This year is no different.  


  The intake thresholds for the 2015 International Skilled Worker - Occupation In-Demand Sub-Category and Saskatchewan Express Entry Sub-Category have been reached.


  To enhance your chance of getting in, be sure you have the required IELTS scores and your credentials assessed as early as possible.  The IELTS test is valid for two years. Since it takes educational institutions to forward your academic evaluation request forms, be sure you provide enough time to get this done before the 20165 SINP program opens.


As an indicator of what occupations are in demand in Saskatchewan, check out the latest list at the end of this post.


    As most Canadian immigrant aspirants know, Saskatchewan has a lot of immigrant nominee programs that they offer to international skilled workers. Each immigrant nominee program has its own procedure and criteria, so it is wise to know which nominee program you are qualified to apply for - and when. The last thing you’d like to see is a refusal letter that states that you lack the qualifications needed to be accepted as an immigrant.


    There are many reasons why applications get denied but the foremost cause for denial is that they lack or have incorrect documentation. Correct documents, an education assessment, and appropriate IELTS scores are only some of the important requirements that you’ll have to take into account when applying as an Immigrant to Saskatchewan. The Importance of having your qualifications assessed is emphasized as any mistake means you risk denial.


    Have our experts go over your documents before lodging your application. It is important to know that the requirements are all accounted for. You don’t want to waste precious time and effort only to find out your application has been denied due to incomplete or incorrect documentation. Give us a call and schedule a legal briefing so we can find solutions and guide you throughout the visa application process. Don’t let anything be a hindrance toward your migration plans.


Call us at +63 (2) 634.8717 or (0917) 509.8472 to schedule your legal briefing with one of our migration attorneys.


In-Demand Occupations

NOC Occupation Skill Level



certification or


Mandatory certification

0711 Construction Managers 0 No
1111 Financial auditors and accountants A Yes
2131 Civil Engineers A Yes
2132 Mechanical Engineers A Yes
2133 Electrical and Electronics Engineers A Yes
2161 Mathematicians, Statisticians, and Consultants A No
2171 Information Systems Analysts and Consultants A No
2173 Software Engineers and Designers A Yes
2174 Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers A No
2211 Chemical Technologists and Technicians B No
2221 Biological Technologists and Technicians B No
2222 Agricultural and Fish Products Inspectors B No
2232 Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians B No
2234 Construction Estimators B No
2241 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians B No
2242 Electronic Service Technicians (household and business equipment) B No
2253 Drafting Technologists and Technicians B No
2254 Land Survey Technologists and Technicians B No
2281 Computer Network Technicians B No
2282 User Support Technicians B No
2283 Systems Testing Technicians B No
4121 University Professors A No
4163 Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants A No
6221 Technical Sales Specialists, Wholesale Trade B No
7215 Contractors and Supervisors, carpentry trades B No
7217 Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews B No
7219 Contractors and Supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers B No
7222 Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators B No
7231 Machinists and Machining and Tooling inspectors B No
7232 Tool and Die Makers B No
7233 Sheet Metal Workers B Yes
7235 Structural Metal and Platework Fabricators and Fitters B No
7237 Welders and Related Machine Operators B No
7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system) B Yes
7242 Industrial Electricians B Yes
7246 Telecommunications Installation and Repair Workers B No
7251 Plumbers B Yes
7252 Steamfitters, Pipefitters and Sprinkler System Installers B No
7271 Carpenters B No
7281 Bricklayers B No
7282 Concrete Finishers B No
7283 Tilesetters B No
7284 Plasterers, Drywall Installers, Finishers and Lathers B No
7291 Roofers and Shinglers B No
7292 Glaziers B No
7293 Insulators B No
7294 Painters and Decorators B No
7295 Floor Covering Installers B No
7302 Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Equipment Operator Crews B No
7305 Supervisors, Motor Transport B No
7311 Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics (except textile) B No
7312 Heavy-duty Equipment Mechanics B No
7313 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics B Yes
7316 Machine Fitters B No
7321 Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers B No
7322 Motor Vehicle Body Repairers B No
8232 Oil and Gas Drillers, Servicers, Testers and Related Workers B No
8252 Agricultural Service Contractors, Farm Supervisors, Specialized Livestock Workers B No
9212 Supervisors, Petroleum, Gas and Chemcial Processing and Utilities B No
9213 Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing B No

Authors & Contributors

Crispin Aranda

Crispin Aranda

Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.

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