For the skilled immigrants who are looking to move to Canada with the help of Canada PR visa, Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) is the immigration pathway to move to the province of their own choice. In comparison to the federal government’s express entry program, PNPs have much less strict requirements and thus this makes easier to get the hands-on Canada PR visa. One of the most popular PNP is the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) for Saskatchewan province. For only selecting the skilled immigrants that have experience in the occupation that is in-demand in the province there is a subcategory under SINP – Occupation in-demand. Under which SINP releases an Occupation in-demand list where all the occupations that are in demand in the local labor market of Saskatchewan province are mentioned.
With the help of Occupation in-demand subcategory, the province of Saskatchewan is able to nominate those skilled immigrants who have work experience in the occupation that is categorized under the National Occupation Category (NOC) skill level 0, A or B and is in-demand in the local labor market of the province. If they are able to meet the requirements of the OID subcategory, then the immigrant is provided with the provincial nomination. Express entry registered candidates who are able to land the provincial nomination, are awarded with 600 CRS points. These many points make sure that the candidate gets the Invitation to Apply (ITA) to apply for the permanent residence (PR) visa to the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Immigrants who have not registered under express entry can also apply for SINP, with the help of Occupation in-demand subcategory.
Now, having work experience in the occupation in-demand is a mandatory requirement for express entry and occupation in-demand sub-category under SINP. But having a job offer is not required.
For the express entry and occupation in-demand subcategory registered candidates, SINP uses an In-demand occupation list as the eligibility criteria.
The latest update made by Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has added 13 new occupations in the list bringing the total to 24 occupations in the Occupation in-demand list for SINP. As a part of the update, nine occupations were also removed from the list.
Out of the listed 24 occupations, nine occupations do not require any licensure or professional status. These nine occupations do require specific educational qualifications.
Following is the table for the occupation that is in-demand in the province of Saskatchewan:
Managers in Social Service and Community Services
Conference and Event Planners*
Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developer
Architectural Technologists and Technicians*
Technical Occupations in Geomatics and Meteorology*
Medical Laboratory Technologists
Medical Radiation Technologists
Social and Community Service Workers
Early Childhood Educators
Instructor of Persons with Disabilities*
Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation, Sport and Fitness*
Tailors, Dressmakers, Furriers, and Milliners*
Heavy-duty Equipment Mechanics/Technicians
Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers
Motor Vehicle Body Repairers
Appliance Servicers and Repairers*
Following is the list of nine occupations that were removed from the occupation in-demand list of SINP:
Managers in Agriculture
Managers in Horticulture
Agricultural Service Contractors, Farm Supervisors, and Specialized Livestock Workers
Contractors and Supervisors, Machining, Metal Forming, Shaping and Erecting Trades and Related Occupations
Contractors and Supervisors, carpentry trades
Recreation Vehicle Service