Saskatchewan PNP: The International Skilled Worker Category Without Job Offer:

Saskatchewan is one the nine Canadian Provinces and Territories which participate in Canadian Provincial Nominee Program, a way to permanent residence of Canada along with Express Entry the Federal Immigration Program.

Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP) is a way to choose candidates and Nominate them to Federal Immigration for Permanent Residence. Saskatchewan chooses candidates who apply in occupations listed by Saskatchewan immigration. Thus occupations in demand list is very important for applicants wishes to apply PR under SINP or Saskatchewan PNP. [Recommended: UK Skilled Work Visa]

Ways to Apply Saskatchewan PNP:

Generally, there are two ways to be nominated by Saskatchewan; First method is to apply through Expression of Interest (EOI) Directly at website of Saskatchewan Immigration application Portal. Once applicant is selected, he/she can create new express entry profile and import Saskatchewan immigration’s credentials to new express entry profile. [Read Also: New Zealand Seasonal Work Visa]

Second way is to apply for Express Entry and choose Saskatchewan as a Province of Interest while applying online. This enables relevant authorities to assess  application under Saskatchewan immigration’s criteria. Once application is approved, the express entry profile will be updated and credited with additional 600 points under Comprehensive Ranking Score System. Finally, applicant will receive invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian Permanent Residence.

Click To Visit Saskatchewan PNP Website.

Click To Check You Occupation Level NOC

Click to Check Your Points for Saskatchewan

The International Skilled Worker Category Without Job Offer:

It is one of the main Immigration programs of Saskatchewan immigration. Foreigners with good language abilities, work experience and education in any of occupations in demands can apply under The international skilled worker category. You can apply as International skill worker in any of the following program without job offer:

  1. Occupations in Demand Sub-Category
  2. Saskatchewan Express Entry Sub-Category

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Occupations in Demand Sub-Category Without Job Offer:

Candidates with good work experience and education in an occupation listed in occupation in demands can apply without job offer. This is a point based stream, so applicants need be high skilled in his occupation and proficient either in English or Spanish. There is no need to create express entry profile to apply for this program. You can apply and submit your express of interest at official website of Saskatchewan immigration. Once you are nominated by Saskatchewan PNP, you can apply Canada’s Permanent Residence outside Express Entry.

Eligibility to Apply without Job Offer in Occupation in Demand Category:

  • One or more years experience in past ten years in your occupation, it should be related to your education, training etc. Occupation should be listed as Skill Level 0, A or B under Canadian Immigration NOC list. It should also be listed by Saskatchewan Occupations in demand.
  • Minimum CLB 4 level or more language ability is required. In case of ielts, minimum 3 bands in reading, 4 bands in writing, 4.5 in listening and 4 bands in speaking will be required.
  • Proof of funds for settlement along with future settlement plan.
  • You need to obtain minimum 6o points out of 100 Points.
  • You must have completed at least 12 months of training, apprenticeship, or post-secondary education that resulted in a degree, certificate, or diploma and is comparable to the equivalent Canadian education. It means you have to get ECA certificate first before you apply.
  • If you occupation needs license, you must provide eligibility proof for occupation obtained local regulatory authority.

Points Table:

As mentioned in Eligibility requirements, Saskatchewan occupation in demand category uses points system to choose right candidate for PR. You have to get minimum 70 points out of 100 points to be eligible for this program.  Please see the following three tables to check how points are awarded under SINP.

Selection factor Points
Education and training Maximum 23 points
Skilled work experience Maximum 15 points
Language ability Maximum 20 points
Age Maximum 12 points
Connection to Saskatchewan labor market Maximum 30 points
Total Maximum 100 points
Pass Mark: 60 points

Details of 70 Points Distribution For Factors 1:

A: Education and Training Points
Master’s or Doctorate degree 23
University Bachelor’s Degree

(minimum 3 year program)

Trade Certification

(equivalent to Saskatchewan

journey person and approved

by the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship

and Trades Certification Commission)

Degree, diploma or certificate

(minimum 2 year program)

Degree, diploma or certificate

(minimum 1 year program of study,

or equivalent to a trade certificate.


B: Skilled Work Experience Points
a) In the 5 year period prior to application submission date  
5 Years 10
4 Years 8
3 Years 6
2 Years 4
1 Years 2

Skilled Work Experience Points
b) In the 6-10 year period prior

to application submission date

5 Years 5
4 Years 4
3 Years 3
2 Years 2
Less than 1 Year 0

C: Language Ability Points
TEF scores to CLB 4 through 10  
CLB 8 and higher 20
CLB 7 18
CLB 6 16
CLB 5 14
CLB 4 12
English or French speaker without language test results 0

D: Age Points
< 18 years 0
18 – 21 years 8
22 – 34 years 12
35 – 45 years 10
46 – 50 years 8
> 50 years 0

Maximum Points for

All Above Factors


Remaining 30 Points Distribution for Factors 2:



Highly skilled employment offer from a Saskatchewan employer 30
Close family relative in Saskatchewan (The applicant or accompanying spouse has a parent, sibling, grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, cousin and step-family members or in-laws, who is/are Canadian citizens and permanent citizens. The family members in Saskatchewan must meet the requirements as listed under “Required Documents” for your ISW sub-category) 20
Past work experience in Saskatchewan (At least 12 months of work in the past five years on a valid work permit) 5
Past student experience in Saskatchewan (At least one full-time academic year of study at a recognized Saskatchewan post-secondary education institution on a valid study permit) 5

How To apply for Saskatchewan PNP ?

You can apply online at official website of Saskatchewan Immigration. Once you open this page, you should browse to bottom of page and click “Create an Expression of Interest Profile”. On very next page, you can create your account and apply online by submitting your online expression of interest profile. While applying online, you have to enter information regarding factors mentioned in above tables like education, experience, language abilities etc. To Read More please visit official information portal of Saskatchewan immigration.

Saskatchewan PNP Fees:

Currently, you have to pay 350 $ as a non refundable fee through your credit card. Fee will not be refunded in case your profile is not selected in pool.

Removed Occupations from Saskatchewan Occupation in Demand List: 

Recently on 19 September 2019, Saskatchewan Immigration has removed nearly 129 occupations from the list of Occupations in demand. 200 occupations are now included in occupation in demand list. However, Saskatchewan immigration did not publish the current occupation in demand list. Instead, a new list is published which consists of occupations removed from occupation in demand. So, you need to make sure your occupations is not on the list of removed occupations. Occupations on this list are not eligible for “International Skilled worker: Occupation in demand” and “International Skilled Worker: Express Entry” programs. The removed occupations list is as follows:

NOC: Occupation Title


0012:Senior government managers and officials

0015:Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.

0311:Managers in health care

0411:Government managers – health and social policy development and program administration

0412:Government managers – economic analysis, policy development and program administration

0413:Government managers – education policy development and program administration

0414:Other managers in public administration

0422:School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education

0431:Commissioned police officers

0432:Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers

0433:Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces

0511:Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers

0512:Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts

0513:Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors

0823:Managers in aquaculture

1111:Financial auditors and accountants

1113:Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers

1227:Court officers and justices of the peace

1228:Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers

1312:Insurance adjusters and claims examiners

1314:Assessors, valuators and appraisers

1315:Customs, ship and other brokers

2111:Physicists and astronomers

2113:Geoscientists and oceanographers

2114:Meteorologists and climatologists

2115:Other professional occupations in physical sciences

2122:Forestry professionals

2145:Petroleum engineers

2146:Aerospace engineers

2152:Landscape architects

2153:Urban and land use planners

2271:Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors

2273:Deck officers, water transport

2274:Engineer officers, water transport

2275:Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators

3011:Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors

3012:Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

3111:Specialist physicians

3112:General practitioners and family physicians




3124:Allied primary health practitioners

3125:Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating


3132:Dietitians and nutritionists

3141:Audiologists and speech-language pathologists


3144:Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment

3213:Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians


3222:Dental hygienists and dental therapists


3232:Practitioners of natural healing

3233:Licensed practical nurses

3236:Massage therapists

4012:Post-secondary teaching and research assistants

4031:Secondary school teachers

4032:Elementary school and kindergarten teachers


4112:Lawyers and Quebec notaries

4154:Professional occupations in religion

4155:Probation and parole officers and related occupations

4168:Program officers unique to government

4217:Other religious occupations

4311:Police officers (except commissioned)


4313:Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Forces


5112:Conservators and curators


5121:Authors and writers



5125:Translators, terminologists and interpreters

5131:Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations

5132:Conductors, composers and arrangers

5133:Musicians and singers


5135:Actors and comedians

5136:Painters, sculptors and other visual artists

5211:Library and public archive technicians

5212:Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries


5222:Film and video camera operators

5223:Graphic arts technicians

5224:Broadcast technicians

5225:Audio and video recording technicians

5226:Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts

5227:Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts

5231:Announcers and other broadcasters

5232:Other performers, n.e.c.

5241:Graphic designers and illustrators

5242:Interior designers and interior decorators

5243:Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers

5244:Artisans and craftspersons

5245:Patternmakers – textile, leather and fur products



5253:Sports officials and referees

5254:Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness

6231:Insurance agents and brokers

6232:Real estate agents and salespersons

6311:Food service supervisors

6314:Customer and information services supervisors

6341:Hairstylists and barbers

6343:Shoe repairers and shoemakers

6346:Funeral directors and embalmers

7233:Sheet metal workers

7247:Cable television service and maintenance technicians

7253:Gas fitters

7303:Supervisors, printing and related occupations

7316:Machine fitters

7318:Elevator constructors and mechanics

7331:Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics

7361:Railway and yard locomotive engineers

7372:Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction

8232:Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers

8261:Fishing masters and officers


9214:Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing

9217:Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing

9221:Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling

9222:Supervisors, electronics manufacturing

9223:Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing

9224:Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing

9227:Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly

9235:Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators

9243:Water and waste treatment plant operators


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