Canada Immigration through the SINP International Skilled Worker category


The International Skilled Worker category of Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program nominates foreign candidates who want to settle and work in the province of Saskatchewan. The SINP ISW category does not mandate applicants to have prior Saskatchewan work experience. This article gives an overview of all the sub-categories included in SINP International Skilled Worker pathway.

Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker Categories:

The SINP ISW pathway has six sub-categories that invites eligible applicants with and without job offers.

Employment Offer

For foreign workers who are living abroad and have a prior job-offer in Saskatchewan.

SINP Occupation in Demand
Occupation in-Demand

Foreign workers without a job offer who are skilled in an in-demand occupations in Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan Express Entry
Saskatchewan Express Entry

Nominates foreign skilled workers who are in Express Entry pool.

SINP Tech Talent Pathway Program
Tech Talent Pathway Program

Foreign Skilled Workers who have a job offer in a high-skilled tech occupation in Saskatchewan.

Hard to Fill Skills Pilot
Hard to Fill Skills Pilot

Nominates foreign skilled workers who have a job offer in a low or intermediate skilled job.

SINP Healthcare
International Healthcare Workers EOI

This EOI links foreign healthcare workers with recruiters in Saskatchewan and helps them get a job offer.

Eligibility Requirements for Saskatchewan International Skilled Workers (ISW)

Below is an overview of the eligibility requirements of the SINP International Skilled Workers sub-categories. 

Eligibility CriteriaEmployment OfferOccupation in-DemandExpress EntryTech-Talent PathwayHard-to-Fill Skills Pilot
Job OfferRequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredRequiredRequired
Work Experience1 year in the last 10 years1 year in the last 10 years1 year in the last 10 years1 year within 5 years1 year within 3 years
Language ProficiencyCLB 4CLB 4CLB 4CLB 5 or aboveCLB 4
Application FeeNot required$350 CAD$350 CADNot requiredNot required

SINP Expression of Interest (EOI)

SINP Expression of Interest (EOI) is a pre-application to the Saskatchewan PNP. In case of Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupation in-demand pathways, you will be required to submit an EOI to the SINP before being able to submit the complete application. The SINP points assessment grid will score your EOI out of 110 points based on various scoring factors:

  • Age – 12 points
  • Education- 23 points
  • Work Experience- 15 points
  • Language Proficiency- 30 points
  • Saskatchewan Connection- 30 points

Scoring at least 60 points out of 110 is mandatory to be eligible for applying to the SINP International Skilled Worker pathway. The SINP conducts draws for Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupation in-Demand categories. Once the applicants from these pathways get an ITA, they get 60 days to submit a complete SINP application. 

For the rest of the subcategories of the SINP ISW pathway, there are no separate EOIs. You will be scored while entering information in your SINP application.

Documents Checklist for SINP International Skilled Worker 

Documents required for Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker depends on the sub-category you are applying to. However, certain documents are mandatory to upload irrespective of the International Skilled Worker pathway. Below are the important documents you must keep ready before applying for the Saskatchewan PNP ISW program.

  • Birth Certificate
  • Password
  • Job Offer (not mandatory for SINP Express Entry and OID pathway)
  • Job Approval Letter (not mandatory for SINP Express Entry and OID pathway)
  • Work Permit (if applicable)
  • ECA report (if your education is from outside Canada)
  • Saskatchewan Licensure (if applicable)
  • Reference letters, payslips, etc to demonstrate valid work experience.
  • Language Test- CELPIP and IELTS for English, TEF and TCF for French (mandatory if your job offer and work experience is in NOC level TEER 4)

The above document checklist is not an exhaustive list and might vary according to your SINP ISW pathway and profile. Additionally, you must ensure that all the documents you upload are either in English or French. In case your documents are in any other language, upload the original copy along with the translated paperwork. The documents must be translated by a translator approved by IRCC . The documents must also be accompanied by an affidavit by the translator stating their validity.

Processing time and fee for SINP International Skilled Workers

The processing times for all the subcategories of International Skilled Workers is listed in the table below.

International Skilled Worker PathwayProcessing time and fee
ISW Employment Offer3 weeks 
Saskatchewan Express Entry23 weeks
$350 CAD
SINP Occupation in-Demand21 weeks
$350 CAD
SINP Tech Talent Pathway2 weeks
SINP Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot4 weeks

The processing times are significantly impacted by how complete and updated your Saskatchewan PNP application is. Therefore, you must ensure that your application includes all the mandatory and additional documents required for your profile. 

Steps to Apply to International Skilled Workers :-

  1. Register and create an account on Saskatchewan Online Application System (OASIS)
  2. Determine and verify the International Skilled Worker category assigned to you based on a few questions.
  3. Enter information related to your age, work experience, language proficiency, education, connection to Saskatchewan, etc. You will get an EOI score based on the information you enter in your application.
  4. In case of SINP Express Entry and SINP Occupation in-demand pathways, you will get an ITA or Invitation to Apply in SINP draws if your EOI score is equal to or higher than the cut-off. You will have 60 days to submit a completed application to SINP and pay a fee of $350 CAD.
  5. In case of other ISW programs, upload all your documents and submit a completed application to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). 
  6. All submitted applications will undergo a pre-screening and assessment process. 
  7. If your application is successfully approved, you will receive a provincial nomination certificate and further instructions to apply for Canada PR via email.
  8. Once you become a provincial nominee, you can apply for Canada PR through the SINP pathway of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Foreign employees are a significant part of the Saskatchewan economy and the SINP International Skilled Worker category nominates applicants from around the globe who fill crucial skilled labour shortages in the province of Saskatchewan.


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