Saskatchewan Immigration Modifies A Set Of In-Demand Occupations

Apr 13 2019
Saskatchewan Immigration

Saskatchewan Immigration has made an announcement regarding adding 12 new top demand occupations. This will also have a direct impact on streams belonging to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program.  It also reflects the responsive nature of the Provincial Nominee Program towards the needs of the provinces. Candidates have to become familiar with the changes and revision in the list of top demand occupations for maximizing their chances for immigration.

New Saskatchewan Occupations

Two streams – the Occupation in-demand and Express Entry of the International Skilled Workers of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program need that the applicants must have some experience in a top demand occupation. There is also no need for a job or Job Offer for qualifying. We also provide a table regarding the addition of new jobs.

Occupation Average Yearly Salary
Managers in social and community services $49,253 CAD
Conference and event planners $44,668 CAD
Accounting technicians $42,963 CAD
Computer programmers and interactive media developers $53,162 CAD
Architectural technologists and technicians $49,377 CAD
Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology $57,389 CAD
Instructors of persons with disabilities $47,707 CAD
Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness $39,381 CAD
Bakers $35,234 CAD
Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners $30,225 CAD
Glaziers $52,260 CAD
Appliance servicers and repairers S$48,282 CAD

Furthermore, apart from the addition of occupations, there was a revision of the list leading to the removal of ten occupations. There are also 70 immigration programs, streams, and categories, having a unique requirements list. Based on the skilled work experience, there are programs where the aspirants can qualify.

Removal of Occupations

Jobs Removed From Saskatchewan In-demand Occupation List
Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
Industrial mechanics Managers in agriculture
Managers in horticulture Psychiatrists
Recreation Vehicle Service Welders

Immigration Requirements in Saskatchewan

Moreover, apart from the requirement of work experience in a top demand occupation, there are several other requirements for qualifying in the provincial immigration in the Express Entry and Occupation In-demand streams. These range from proficiency in language tests, to introducing an online Express Entry profile.

Saskatchewan Occupation In-demand Stream

The qualifying norms for this stream are CLB 4 and a score of 60 on the Program point assessment grid. Candidates must also complete a post-secondary school program of one year and one to two years of work experience based on the job you did.

Saskatchewan Express Express Stream

This stream has a link with the Federal Express Entry system, and candidates must create a valid profile that is accepted by the pool of candidates in IRCC. The other norms presently are having a score of 60 on the Program point grid and the results of the language test must match with the declaration in the profile. Completing a one-year school program (post-secondary) and having one to two years of work experience is also necessary.

Other Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program Options

Finally, Candidates, who do not have any work experience in a top demand occupation, can avail other categories of the Program. The Federal Skilled Worker Program is popular.

Other Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program Options
International Skilled Worker Category Employment Offer For skilled workers who have a job offer for a skilled occupation in Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Work Experience Skilled Worker With Existing Work Permit For skilled workers who have been working in Saskatchewan for a minimum of six months with a valid work permit
Semi-skilled Agriculture Worker With Existing Work Permit For semi-skilled workers who have been working in Saskatchewan for a minimum of six months with a valid work permit
Health Professionals For skilled workers who have been working in Saskatchewan as a physician, nurse or other health professional for a minimum of six months.
Hospitality Sector Project For foreign workers who are currently working in Saskatchewan on a temporary work permit for an SINP approved employer as a food/beverage server, food counter attendant/kitchen helper or housekeeping/cleaning staff for a minimum of six months.
Long-haul Truck Driver Project For applicants who have begun to work for an approved trucking firm in Saskatchewan on a temporary work permit
Students For candidates who graduated from a recognized post-secondary educational institution in Canada
Entrepreneur For candidates who would like to start, buy or invest in a business in the province
Farm Owner and Operator For people who have experience in managing or owning a farm and would like to do the same in the province

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