Friday, December 27, 2013

Sasakatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program - SINP list of Eligible Occupation

Herewith is the list of Eligible occupation for the SINP to be implemented on January 2, 2014.

Senior managers - Financial, communications and other business services - 
Senior managers - Health, education, social and community services and membership organizations
Senior managers - Trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.
Senior managers - Goods production, utilities, transportation and construction
Financial managers
Human resources managers
Purchasing managers
Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
Banking, credit and other investment managers
Telecommunication carriers managers
Engineering managers
Architecture and science managers
Computer and information systems managers
Administrators, post-secondary education and vocational training
Managers in social, community and correctional services
Government managers, health and social policy development and program administration
Government managers, economic analysis, policy development and program administration
Government managers, education policy development and program administration
Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers
Recreation, Sports and Fitness Program and Service Directors
Construction managers
Transportation managers
Facility operation and maintenance managers
Primary production managers (except agriculture)
Manufacturing managers
Utilities managers
Financial auditors and accountants
Financial and investment analysts
Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
Specialists in human resources
Administrative officers
Executive assistants
Personnel and recruitment officers
Property administrators
Purchasing agents and officers
Loan officers
Secretaries (except legal and medical)
Legal secretaries
Medical secretaries
Court recorders and medical transcriptionists
Geologists, geochemists and geophysicists
Biologists and related scientists
Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
Civil engineers
Mechanical engineers
Electrical and electronics engineers
Chemical engineers
Industrial and manufacturing engineers
Mining engineers
Geological engineers
Petroleum engineers
Computer engineers (except software engineers)
Other professional engineers, n.e.c.
Urban and land use planners
Land surveyors
Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
Information systems analysts and consultants
Database analysts and data administrators
Software Engineers and Designers
Computer programmers and interactive media developers
Web designers and developers
Chemical technologists and technicians
Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
Biological technologists and technicians
Agricultural and fish products inspectors
Forestry technologists and technicians
Conservation and fishery officers
Landscape and horticultural technicians and specialists
Civil engineering technologists and technicians
Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
Construction estimators
Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors
Architectural technologists and technicians
Drafting technologists and technicians
Land survey technologists and technicians
Mapping and related technologists and technicians
Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers
Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
Construction inspectors
Computer Network Technicians
User support technicians
Systems testing technicians
Specialist physicians
General practitioners and family physicians
Dietitians and nutritionists
Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
Occupational therapists
Head nurses and supervisors
Registered nurses
Medical laboratory technologists and pathologists' assistants
Medical laboratory technicians
Veterinary and animal health technologists and technicians
Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardio-pulmonary technologists
Medical radiation technologists
Medical sonographers
Dental hygienists and dental therapists
Midwives and practitioners of natural healing
Licensed practical nurses
College and other vocational instructors
Secondary school teachers
Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
Educational counselors
Social workers
Paralegal and related occupations
Community and social service workers
Employment counselors
Professional occupations in public relations and communications
Graphic designers and illustrators
Interior designers
Technical sales specialists, wholesale trade
Insurance agents and brokers
Funeral directors and embalmers
Supervisors, machinists and related occupations
Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
Contractors and supervisors, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades
Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
Contractors and supervisors, heavy construction equipment crews
Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
Supervisors, railway transport operations
Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
Electricians (except industrial and power system)
Industrial electricians
Power system electricians
Electrical power line and cable workers
Telecommunications line and cable workers
Telecommunications installation and repair workers
Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
Gas fitters
Sheet metal workers
Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
Welders and related machine operators
Concrete finishers
Plasterers, drywall installers, finishers and lathers
Roofers and shinglers
Painters and decorators
Floor covering installers
Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics (except textile)
Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
Railway Carmen
Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
Machine fitters
Elevator constructors and mechanics
Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers
Motor vehicle body repairers
Electric appliance servicers and repairers
Electrical mechanics
Motorcycle and other related mechanics
Other small engine and equipment mechanics
Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners
Jewellers, watch repairers and related occupations
Power systems and power station operators
Railway and yard locomotive engineers
Crane operators
Water well drillers
Printing press operators
Supervisors, mining and quarrying
Supervisors, oil and gas drilling and service
Underground production and development miners
Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
Logging machinery operators
Agricultural and related service contractors and managers
Farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
Nursery and greenhouse operators and managers
Landscaping and grounds maintenance contractors and managers
Supervisors, landscape and horticulture
Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities
Supervisors, food, beverage and tobacco processing
Supervisors, forest products processing
Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing
Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly
Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing

Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators

If you want to have your credentials assessed you can click on the assessment button on the upper right corner of this blog or email your resume to

The list of Eligible occupations for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee - SINP program may change if the Saskatchewan deem for it to be so.

 For immediate response you can visit us at

Canadian Immigration Consultancy
3rd floor Northlink Bldg. SM North Edsa
Quezon City direct line 3528324

Monday, December 23, 2013

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program - SINP

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The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program – SINP recently disclosed that it will revise its existing program and implement said changes on January 2, 2014.

The SINP is one of the programs in Canada that can help an applicant get a permanent Residents Visa. Basically the applicant must be nominated by Saskatchewan to become a Permanent Resident. 

The nomination will be what the applicant will use to process his or her Permanent Residents Visa for Canada.

 To be nominated, an applicant must be able to prove that he or she has the necessary qualifications that the province of Saskatchewan is looking for.

 In a nutshell this is what will be required from the applicants.

You may qualify to apply under the SINP International Skilled Workers Category if:
You live outside of Canada or you have proof of legal status in Canada, you are not a refugee claimant and you meet the following criteria:
o You must score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the point assessment grid.
o You must have a minimum of one-year work experience in the past ten years in your intended occupation.
If you are not providing a skilled job offer from an approved Saskatchewan employer you must provide proof of a minimum of one-year work experience in the past ten years related to your field of education or training in a skilled position.
o You must have a minimum language score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4. o You must provide: • A permanent, full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer in either an occupation or trade in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) Matrix level “A”, “B” OR “0” or in a designated trade in Saskatchewan.
To provide proof of this you must have a valid SINP Job Approval Letter. OR
• If you are not providing a skilled job offer from an approved Saskatchewan employer you must meet all of the following requirements:
o your field of education or training must be in a high skilled occupation (National Occupation Classification O, A, B) that is considered to be in-demand in Saskatchewan.
o you must have completed post-secondary education, training, or apprenticeship equivalent that is comparable to the Canadian education system of at least one year in length that has resulted in a diploma, a certificate or a degree.
o if your occupational education and work experience is in a regulated profession, you will be required to obtain the appropriate Saskatchewan qualification recognition to be able to work in that profession.
o you must have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan.
Program criteria may change without notice and applications will be assessed according to the criteria on the Saskatchewan immigration website when the SINP receives your completed application."

Criteria for Assessment


Master’s or Doctorate degree - 23
University Degree/College - 20
Trade certification - 20
Degree two years - 15
Degree one year - 12

Note: The principal applicant’s education points are calculated according to documented proof of completed post secondary education and/or training programs from a nationally or provincially recognized institution or regulatory body.

The principal applicant must include diplomas, certificates or degrees for any education or training with their transcripts. (Maximum total points = 23)


Most recent 5 years – 2 points (per year)
Six to ten years - 1 points (per year)


5 years - 10 points
4 years - 8 points
3 years - 6 points
2 years - 4 points
1 year - 2 points


5 years - 5 points
4 years - 4 points
3 years - 3 points
2 years - 2 points
1 year - 0 points

Note: To be eligible to apply applicant must have at least 1 year full time work experience in his intended occupation. This is the bare minimum to be successful applicant must still get the required passmark for the program.

Applicant will be assessed for work experience within the last ten years.


CLB 8 and higher- 20 points
CLB 7- 18 points
CLB 6- 16 points
CLB 5- 14 points
CLB 4 – 12 points

Note: CLB refers to Canadian Language Benchmark, CLB 4 is the minimum requirement; for your guide here is the Canadian Language Benchmarks table:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

CLB Scores - Speaking Listening Reading Writing
8                      6.5             7.5         6.5          6.5
7                       6                6            6             6
6                       5.5            5.5          5             5
5                       5                 5           4             5
4                       4                 4          3.5           4


less than 18- 0 points
8 to 21 - 8 points
22 to 34 - 12 points
35 to 45 - 10 points
46-50 - 8 points
More than 50 - 0 points



full time job offer - 30 points

Close relative - 20 points

1 year work experience in Sask. - 5 points

1 full term study in Sask. - 5 points

Note: Close relative in Saskatchewan (The applicant or accompanying spouse has a close relative that is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident residing in Saskatchewan – includes: parent, sibling, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin and step-family members or in-laws of the same relationships.

Job Offer must come from an approved Saskatchewan Employer Job offer must permanent and full time for Jobs in Job Categories Managerial – O, Trade and Skilled – B and Professional - A

Total Maximum Points 100

At first glance it seems that this can be one of the programs that applicants can apply to easily just like how a lot of applications were submitted in the past under the FSW but a closer look on the regulations will require the following for individuals working in regulated professions.

“Regulatory or Licensing Credentials (if applicable) If you intend to work in an occupation that requires licensing or certification in Saskatchewan, you must contact the provincial, national and/or industrial regulatory association before applying for nomination to verify that you will be able to meet licensing or certification requirements.

Before nomination, the SINP will contact the appropriate regulatory body to ensure it has no objections to SINP nomination.

 If you intend to work in a medical profession that requires licensing or certification, you must apply under the SINP Health Professions Category.

 For information on regulated and non-regulated occupations in Saskatchewan and Canada, contact the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials or Service Canada’s (SC) Work Destinations.” (links are clickable)

Simply put, it is apparent that applicants in regulated professions/licensed must have their credentials assessed by the appropriate assessing/regulatory body before they file their application.

For those of you who wants to apply for this program I suggest that you prioritize the following special requirements:

1.  Have your Education credentials assessed right away

You may consult this site by click on the link to know how - Academic Credential Assessment and Qualification Recognition Services 

2.  For those working in designated professions, have your credentials assessed if you are eligible to meet licensing requirements in Saskatchewan to know how to get started you can send an inquiry to the following designated organizations, to find out where click on this link - Professions and Trades in the Provinces and Territories

3.  Ready the all required documents ahead of time, right now if you want to have an advantage over other applicants and schedule your English Exam.

Those without relatives in Saskatchewan can still qualify for as long as they have enough English exam results and meet the required passmark. 

The initial application for the program will be done online.

After that the applicant will get a Nomination from Saskatchewan, which will prompt for him or her to file the application at the Centralized Intake Office.

 Current processing time for Provincial Nomination programs, based on the website, takes between 18 to 24 months to finalize.

If you want your credentials assessed or you have other questions and/or clarifications please feel free to email them to me.

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 Occupations they will accept to the program

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