If you have one of the in-demand jobs listed by the province of Saskatchewan, you could apply for a Provincial Nominee Certificate, and if successful have a chance to later gain permanent residency in Canada. The good news about this program is you do not need a job offer from a potential Canadian employer to apply.
What Jobs are In-Demand Jobs in Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan has currently listed 42 jobs that are in demand at the moment in the province. These are in the field of:
- Information Technology; and
Note: 23 of these 42 jobs require proper licensing to be able to apply for the program.
Requirements to Apply for the SINP International Skilled Worker Occupations In Demand
To be able to apply for the program in the first place, you need to meet some of their requirements.
- You need a minimum:
- score of 60/100 for your assessment grid
- score of 4 for your Canadian Language Benchmark test
- 1-year post-secondary education/training that is equal to Canadian standards to receive a:
- Certificate; and/or
- Trade certificate
- 1-year worth of paid work experience within the past 10 years, related to the NOC for one of the 42 occupations offered in the program
You also need to prove that you:
- Have a proper legal status (if you are currently in Canada);
- Can support yourself financially; and
- Have planned living arrangements
What Are Professional Licences?
Some of the in-demand jobs do require that you need to apply for professional licenses, to make sure your application can be processed correctly. These are to prove that your qualifications are equal to Canadian standards.
When Applying for a Professional Licence
If you have to apply for professional licences, you must make sure that you give the correct documentation, or your application may not be successful. It may also mean you lose your $300 government processing fee. Depending on your job, the processing times for each may differ from 2 weeks to a year. Ensure you apply ahead of time, and know-how long the process may take. You must also know that you do not have to be in Canada to apply for these documents.
Which In-Demand Jobs Need Licensure
If you want to find out which authority you will need to get the right licensure from, here is a list based on NOC codes in the table above.
|IN Demand Jobs
|Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
|Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB)
|Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS)
|Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CAITP)
|Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists (SSMLT)
|Sonography Canada (SC)
|College of Psychologists (CP)
|Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW)
|Ministry of Education
|Saskatchewan Apprenticeship & Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)