1,000 Additional Applications Will be Accepted under Saskatchewan Skilled Worker

No job offer is required

As of September 21, 2015Saskatchewan has announced that will receive 1000 more applications from international skilled workers who are interested to live in the province if they have one of the 57 occupations in demands without job offer.

This shows how popular Saskatchewan is among candidates for Canadian immigration.

Saskatchewan has had the lowest unemployment rate of any Canadian province or territory for each of the past 22 months, and the government of Saskatchewan is targeting newcomers who have the education, skilled work experience, language ability and other factors to help themselves establish and integrate successfully into Saskatchewan’s labour market and communities.

To be eligible under this SINP sub-category, applicants without a Canadian job offer must:

  • score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the point assessment grid (see below);
  • have a minimum language score in English or French of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4;
  • have completed a minimum of one year of post-secondary education or training which is comparable to the Canadian education system and has resulted in a degree, diploma, certificate, or a certificate equivalent to a trade certificate (that is verifiable);
  • have a minimum of one-year paid work experience in the past ten years related to their field of education or training. Work experience must be in an occupation that is considered to be in-demand in Saskatchewan (see below); and
  • have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan.


Candidates must have at least one year of work experience in the past ten years in one of the following in-demand occupations. If this work experience is in an occupation that is regulated in Saskatchewan and requires mandatory certification or licensing, candidates are required to obtain proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure in order to be able to work in that profession before they apply to the SINP.


  • Construction Managers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Mathematicians, Statisticians, and Actuaries
  • Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
  • Software Engineers and Designers
  • Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
  • Chemical Technologists and Technicians
  • Biological Technologists and Technicians
  • Agricultural and Fish Products Inspectors
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
  • Construction Estimators
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
  • Electronic Service Technicians (household and business equipment)
  • Drafting Technologists and Technicians
  • Land Survey Technologists and Technicians
  • Computer Network Technicians
  • User Support Technicians
  • Systems Testing Technicians
  • University Professors and Lecturers
  • Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants
  • Technical Sales Specialists, Wholesale Trade
  • Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades
  • Contractors and Supervisors, Other Construction Trades, Installers, Repairers and Servicers
  • Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors
  • Tool and Die Makers
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • Structural Metal and Platework Fabricators and Fitters
  • Welders and Related Machine Operators
  • Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • Industrial Electricians
  • Telecommunications Installation and Repair Workers
  • Plumbers
  • Steamfitters, Pipefitters and Sprinkler System Installers
  • Carpenters
  • Bricklayers
  • Concrete Finishers
  • Tilesetters
  • Plasterers, Drywall Installers, Finishers and Lathers
  • Roofers and Shinglers
  • Glaziers
  • Insulators
  • Painters and Decorators
  • Floor Covering Installers
  • Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Equipment Operator Crews
  • Supervisors, Motor Transport
  • Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics (except textile)
  • Heavy-duty Equipment Mechanics
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics
  • Machine Fitters
  • utomotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers
  • Motor Vehicle Body Repairers
  • Oil and Gas Drillers, Servicers, Testers and Related Workers
  • Agricultural Service Contractors, Farm Supervisors, Specialized Livestock Workers
  • Supervisors, Petroleum, Gas and Chemcial Processing and Utilities
  • Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing


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