Computer programmers are back to the list. Along with bakers, appliance service technicians, accounting technicians, tailors, glaziers and many more.
Please note that the SINP’s In-Demand Occupation List was revised on April 17, 2019. The land surveyors (NOC 2154) and Appliance servicers and repairers (NOC 7332) were removed from the list.
The updated list
As per our recent line of articles about Saskatchewan Immigration nominee programs, the government of Saskatchewan has updated its list of occupations in-demand.
Although 9 occupations such as Psychiatrists, Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades and Welders were removed from the list, however, 13 new occupations have been added that are considered high-demand in the province.
The highlight of the revised list is the return of computer programmers, bakers and appliance service technicians. The new list shows that immigration to Canada does not always need high education, high language proficiency and high net worth (Although a reasonable amount of all these parameters is still preferred).
Please note that applicants must have work experience in the occupations of this list, and required education if mentioned in the list, as part of eligibility requirements for two of the SINP skilled worker programs: Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry. These two programs do not need to have a job offer in Canada, as people who have such work experience are known to the government of Saskatchewan that could be absorbed in the labour market easily and quickly. There are other requirements for these two streams that will be discussed in their relevant article soon.
However, if you have work experience(and education, if requested) in any items of the list, it is highly recommended that you fill the assessment form, so we assess your eligibility to move to Canada through SINP programs (and many other routes). If you know any of your family, friends or acquaintances have the work experience as per the list below, you may introduce Meritrusts Immigration Consulting website to them, and helping them to immigrate to Canada by filling out the assessment form.
Last, but not least, the SINP occupation on-demand list is very active and changes very often as soon as the demand for any of these occupation returns to normal, so we would suggest that you act quickly.
|423||Managers in social and community services||Completed a four year degree program in a social science field.|
|1226||Conference and event planners||Completed a degree or a minimum two year diploma program in hospitality, public relations or tourism.|
|1311||Accounting technicians||Completed a minimum two year diploma program in accounting which includes specialized courses in automated accounting, taxation, financial and cost accounting, auditing, intermediate accounting, managerial accounting and accounting information systems.|
|2174||Computer Programmers and interactive media developers||Completed a minimum three year program in computer science, information technology, computer science systems, or a related discipline in integrated multimedia or computing science. Computer Science engineering programs will not be considered.|
|2251||Architectural technologists and technicians||Completed a degree or minimum two year diploma program in architectural technology.|
|2255||Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology||Completed a minimum two year diploma program in cartography, photogrammetry, aerial survey, remote sensing, geographic information system or geomatics.|
|3211||Medical Laboratory Technologists|
|3215||Medical Radiation Technologists|
|4212||Social and community service workers||Completed a degree or minimum two year diploma program in social work, child and youth care, social science or psychology.|
|4214||Early childhood educators|
|4215||Instructors of persons with disabilities||Completed a degree or minimum two year diploma program with a specialization in special education, rehabilitation, orientation and mobility, visual impairment, hearing impairment or intellectual disability.|
|5254||Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness||Completed a degree or minimum two year diploma program in recreation, sports or fitness discipline.|
|6331||Meat cutters||Completed a meat cutting apprenticeship program, or vocational training in meat-cutting which includes at least two years of on the job training.|
|6332||Bakers||Completed a minimum two year diploma program or a vocational training program specializing in baking and pastry arts which includes at least one year of on the job training.|
|6342||Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners||Completed an apprenticeship or vocational training program specializing in costume and dressmaking which includes at least two years of on the job training within your program.|
|7292||Glaziers||Completed an apprenticeship program or vocational training as a glazier.|
|7312||Heavy-duty equipment mechanics/technicians||Completed an apprenticeship program or vocational training as a heavy-duty equipment mechanic/technician.|
|7321||Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers||Completed an apprenticeship program or vocational training as either an automotive service technician, truck and bus mechanic, or mechanical repairer.|
|7322||Motor vehicle body repairers||Completed an apprenticeship program or vocational training as a motor vehicle body repairer.|
Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program or SINP in abbreviation is one of the highly popular immigration streams to Canada. The natural beauty of the province of Saskatchewan and the efficient immigration process in this province has made this province to one of the most desirable destinations for immigration.
Strength from Many Peoples…
What could be possibly more enticing for a province to immigrate, when the motto of the province is “Strength from Many Peoples”? Anyway, Saskatchewan is the 7th largest province in Canada with a population of shy above 1 million people (2016) and roughly 100,000 lakes. Saskatchewan is between Alberta and Manitoba to part one of the prairie provinces of Canada. This province enjoys extreme summers and winters, which also made its natural beauty of the region somehow unique. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Mining are among the region main economic sectors. The province is developing manufacturing as well as the oil and gas sector as well, but it is not as big as Alberta. Saskatoon is the biggest city of the province and Regina is the capital of the province and 2nd biggest city in the region. You may read more in detail about the area of Saskatchewan in Wikipedia.
Saskatchewan immigration programs support a wide range of skilled workers, tradespersons and entrepreneurs. The SINP immigration process is by far one of the active PNPs throughout Canada.
An important note for hiring an immigration consultant to immigrate through SINP:
Please note that for immigration through SINP programs to the province of Saskatchewan, your immigration consultant, should not only be a member of ICCRC in good standing but also, (s)he must be approved by the government of Saskatchewan. You may find the list of approved FWRISA Licensed Immigration Consultants here. For example, Mr. Ahdi Shoghi from Meritrusts Immigration Consulting is registered in the province of Saskatchewan with the license number of 000570.
Immigrate as a skilled worker, an entrepreneur or a farmer
Currently, there are four categories for immigration through SINP:
- International Skilled Worker Category is for skilled workers abroad who want to work and live in Saskatchewan:
- Employment Offer: This is for the applicants who have a job offer with a NOC code 0, A or B or for a specific trade approved by the government of Saskatchewan.
- Occupation In-Demand: There is a list of occupations which are in demand in the province. Applicants who have work experience in one of those occupations can apply through this stream.
- Saskatchewan Express Entry: If applicants who work in the list of occupation in-demand, and created their profile in the Express Entry system successfully, then they can apply through SINP’s Express Entry stream. The province could nominate the applicant, and 600 CRS points will be added to the express entry profile. The process in this stream is considerably faster than the occupation in-demand stream.
- Saskatchewan Experience Category is for foreign nationals who are currently living and working in Saskatchewan.
- Skilled Worker With Existing Work Permit: This stream is for the workers who are currently working in the province for 6 months or more in one of the jobs with NOC 0, A, or B or for a specific trade approved by the government of Saskatchewan.
- Semi-skilled Agriculture Worker with Existing Work Permit: This is the same stream as above but just workers in the NOC of 8431 and 8432
- Health Professionals: The program is similar to “Existing work permit” stream, except that it extends the jobs for the physicians, nurses and other health professionals.
- Hospitality Sector Project: Again, the same conditions as “Existing work permit,” except that from SINP approved the list of employers in food and beverages industry, with a job of NOC 6513, 6711, 6731.
- Long-Haul Truck Driver Project: The same as “Existing work permit,” except that it is for long-haul drivers.
- Students: The same as “Existing work permit,” except that it is for students who graduated with a degree, certificate or diploma in Canada and if the job offer is from a NOC C code, then it must be relevant to their education field.
- Entrepreneur Category is for entrepreneurs who plan to start a business in Saskatchewan. Applicants should:
- Have $500,000 (CAD) minimum in verifiable net business and personal assets;
- Have a minimum of three years of relevant business management or entrepreneurial experience gained in the past ten years; and,
- Intend to invest a minimum of $300,000 (CAD) in Regina and Saskatoon or a minimum of $200,000 (CAD) in all other Saskatchewan communities.Acquire enough points in the assessment grid as per previously approved limits.
- Farm Category is for experienced farmers who plan to buy and operate a farm in Saskatchewan. The applicant must:
- Have proven experience in farming;
- Have considerable capital (money, assets) to invest in a farming operation; and
- Plan to buy and run a farm in Saskatchewan.
As it could be noted, there are many detailed for each and every of these immigration programs that have not been discussed here. Each (or at least, many) of these programs require their own dedicated articles. If you are interested to learn more about any of these programs, please contact the Meritrusts Immigration Consulting and indicate the streams that you would like to learn more. We would provide more detailed, dedicated articles for those programs.