SINP Occupation in-Demand Pathway


Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program or SINP Occupation in-Demand pathway nominates applicants who are skilled in an in-demand occupation but do not have a valid job offer. Unlike the SINP Employment Offer and the Tech Talent Pathway, you do not need a job offer from a valid Saskatchewan employer to be eligible for this stream. This stream is one of the pathways of the SINP International Skilled Worker program.

Eligibility criteria for SINP Occupation in-Demand pathway

The first and foremost condition to qualify for the SINP Occupation in-Demand pathway is to be skilled in a job that is in-demand in Saskatchewan. You should also be living outside Canada and should not be a refugee.

FactorsSINP Occupation in-Demand eligibility criteria
Work ExperienceYou must have completed the mandatory education required to be employed in a highly skilled TEER 0,1,2,or 3 level job. You must have either a diploma, certification, or degree from a valid academic institution. An Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report is necessary to get points in the SINP points assessment grid. The ECA report is valid for 5 years.
EOI ScoreYou must score at least 60 out of 110 in the SINP points calculator or the point assessment grid
Language ProficiencyThe language test score must be at least CLB/NCLC 4 or above. Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program accepts CELPIP and IELTS for English proficiency and TCF and TEF for French proficiency tests. The test score is valid for 2 years.
Academic proficiencyIf you are applying after 4th August 2023, you will need to submit proof of settlement funds. These funds must be at your disposal at the time of application as well as at the time you get Canada PR. 
Saskatchewan LicensureIf your work experience is in a regulated occupation, you will be required to submit proof of eligibility for a license or a professional status in Saskatchewan. 
Settlement fundsIf you are applying after 4th August 2023, you will need to submit a proof of settlement funds. These funds must be at your disposal at the time of application as well as at the time you get Canada PR. 

Step by Step Application Process

Applying to the SINP Occupation in-Demand has three phases:

  • Submitting an EOI or Expression of Interest
  • Applying to the SINP after getting an ITA in the SINP draws 
  • Getting provincial nomination through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) and applying for Canada PR .

This section includes a detailed step-by-step application process for the Saskatchewan Occupation in-Demand pathway

PHASE I: Submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI)

The very first step to apply for SINP Occupation in-Demand is to create and submit an Expression of Interest. An EOI is not an application. It is valid for one year. Following are the steps to create and submit an EOI.

  • Create an account in SINP OASIS
  • Enter personal details and information such as the NOC code of your intended occupation. You will need to answer a few questions about your work experience, job, age, education etc.
  • As per the information submitted in the Expression of Interest, you will get EOI points in the SINP assessment grid 
  • Review your complete EOI and finally submit it.

PHASE II: Apply to SINP Occupation in-Demand after getting an ITA

  • Once you submit an EOI, you will enter in the SINP EOI pool and get a score. SINP draws are conducted twice a month. You will receive an ITA or Invitation to Apply if your score is equal to or higher than the cut-off.
  • Once you get an ITA from the SINP, you will have 60 days or two months to submit a complete application with all supporting documents substantiating information in the EOI. 
  • Pay the non-refundable application fee of $350 CAD

PHASE III: Provincial Nomination and Canada PR

After you submit a complete application for the SINP Occupation in-Demand pathway, it will go through two stages – the pre-screening and the critical application assessment.

During the pre-screening, the application will be assessed for completeness. A complete application must have all required documents.

In the critical assessment, your case will be thoroughly assessed and reviewed. In case of any requirement for additional information, it will be communicated to you via email. In such a case, you must submit all additional documents within 10 days.

Once your application is approved, the SINP will email you:

  • A SINP Nomination Approval Letter
  • Further instructions to apply for Canada PR
  • SINP Work Permit support letter (if applicable)

SINP will also notify IRCC about your provincial nomination. Once you become a provincial nominee, apply for Canada PR through the Provincial Nominee Program , within 6 months or 180 days.

Documents Required

While applying for the SINP Occupation in-Demand, you will need to submit the following documents:

  • Valid Passport
  • Birth Certificate
  • Educational Credential Assessment or ECA report
  • Language proficiency test results 
  • Documents to demonstrate your work experience. This includes letters of reference from your employer, supervisor, or HR that includes:
    • Your job position and date of joining
    • Main roles and responsibilities
    • Number of working hours each week
    • Nature of business, industry, and operations
    • Location of the company

This reference letter must be on an official letterhead. Along with a reference letter, you will also need to submit a government-issued document to prove your work experience. 

  • Proof of Settlement funds. This includes official letters from banks and other financial institutes.
  • A Settlement Plan

Saskatchewan Occupation in-Demand fees and processing time

The processing time for the SINP Occupation in-Demand pathway is 21 weeks, 147 days, or almost 5 months. 

While submitting your SINP application after getting an ITA, you will need to pay a non-refundable processing fee of $350. You will NOT need to pay any fee while submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI).

SINP OID list of excluded NOC codes

If your work experience or job offer is among the NOC codes tabulated below, you cannot apply to the Saskatchewan Occupation in-Demand pathway or the SINP Express Entry pathway.

Excluded occupations for SINP Occupation in-Demand pathway
00010 21201 3120940011414075111052121620207260092101
00011 212023130040012421005111153100620237260293102
00014 2133231301400194210151112531106220172603
10019 2139031302400214210251113531116310072604
11100 3001031303400404220051114531206310173310
11103 3110032100400414220151120531216321073402
12104 3110132101400424220451121531226322080022

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