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Saskatchewan Updates In-Demand Occupation List

The Saskatchewan Government has released a new list of In-Demand Occupations for their International Skilled Worker: Occupation In-Demand and International Skilled Worker: Saskatchewan Express Entry programs.

The International Skilled Worker: Saskatchewan Express Entry program is for those who are already in the Express Entry Pool and meet the following criteria: 

  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid .
  • Provide valid language test results from a designated testing agency. The results should match what you declared in your Express Entry profile.
  • Have completed post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship that’s comparable to the Canadian education system of at least one year in length. You must have earned a diploma, certificate or degree.
  • For degrees or diplomas obtained outside Canada, you must have an educational credential assessment (ECA) from a designated organization, as per IRCC’s list of approved organizations.
  • Have at least one of the following in your field of education or training occupation:
    • One year work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled profession (non-trades);
    • Two years work experience in a skilled trade in the past five years; or
    • Twelve months work experience in Canada in the past three years (trades and non-trades).
  • Have work experience in a high skilled occupation in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) Matrix level “A”, “B” or “0” that’s included on the SINP In-Demand Occupation List.
  • Show proof of Professional Status or Licensure (for regulated occupations or those with professional certification standards in Canada and/or Saskatchewan) if required for your occupation. Please see the SINP In-Demand Occupation List for these requirements. If this proof is required, your application will be held for processing until such proof is provided – all other required documents must be included in your application or your application will be returned as incomplete and your application fee will not be refunded.
  • Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan.

The International Skilled Worker: Occupation In-Demand is for those who are not in the Express Entry Pool and meet the following criteria:

  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid;
  • Have a language score of at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4.
    • Employers and regulatory bodies may ask for language scores that are higher than CLB 4;
  • Have completed post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship that’s comparable to the Canadian education system of at least one year in length. You must have earned a diploma, certificate or degree with this.
  • For degrees and diplomas obtained outside of Canada, you must have an educational credential assessment (ECA) from a designated organization, as per IRCC’s list of approved organizations.
  • Have at least one-year work experience in the past 10 years:
    • In your field of education or training occupation, and
    • In a high skilled occupation in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) Matrix level “A”, “B” or “0” that’s included on the SINP In-Demand Occupation List.
  • Show proof of Professional Status or Licensure (for regulated occupations or those with professional certification standards in Canada and/or Saskatchewan) if required for your occupation. Please see the SINP In-Demand Occupation List for these requirements. If this proof is required, your application will be held for processing until such proof is provided – all other required documents must be included in your application or your application will be returned as incomplete and your application fee will not be refunded.
  • Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan.

The updated list of In-Demand Occupations is as follows: 

0211Engineering managers
2131Civil engineers
2147Computer engineers
2154Land surveyors
2173Software engineers
2173Software designers
2175Web designers and developer
3111Psychiatrists
3215Medical Radiation Technologists
3234Paramedics
4151Psychologists
4212Social and community service workers
4214Early childhood educators and assistants
3211Medical laboratory technologists
3216Medical sonographers
4162Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts
2123Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
2242Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
6331Meat cutters
7201Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
7204Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
7311Industrial mechanics
7312Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
7321Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics
7322Motor vehicle body repairers
7237Welders
7384Recreation Vehicle Service
0822Managers in horticulture
2225Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
8252Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
0821Managers in agriculture
0911Manufacturing managers
0912Utilities managers