Saskatchewan Skilled Worker With Existing Work Permit

The Skilled Worker With Existing Work Permit stream targets the foreign skilled workers working in Saskatchewan for at least six months and having a job offer from Saskatchewan employer.

The Skilled Worker With Existing Work Permit stream of Saskatchewan Experience is one of several immigration streams of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program(SINP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) operated by the province of Saskatchewan. The Skilled Worker With Existing Work Permit stream targets the foreign worker who has a minimum of six months of work experience in Saskatchewan with a valid work permit. The candidate must have a full-time permanent job offer from the Saskatchewan employer for the same position that the applicant has been worked for the six months and holding a valid SINP Job Approval Letter. Candidate must have a valid work permit issued by the IRCC.

Eligibility Requirement

Express Entry Profile No
Connection to Province Work Experience
Job Offer Yes
Language Proficiency CLB 4 if job offer position in NOC C
Level of Education No minimum
Work Experience 6 months In Saskatchewan
in specific occupations
Investment Requirement None

Connection To Province

The applicant must already be working in Saskatchewan on a valid work permit for at least six months prior to the application submission for an employer providing a job offer under the NOC Skill Level 0, A or B or in a designated trade occupation.

Job Offer

To be eligible for this stream, the candidate must provide a Letter of Offer from the Saskatchewan employer which will demonstrate the offer of employment and the Job Approval Letter issued by the SINP. The job offer must be a permanent, full-time for the occupation position of National Occupation Classification (NOC) Matrix A, B or 0 or in a designated trade (mentioned below).

The Job Approval Letter will be issued by registering position in the SINP Online Portal by the applicant’s employer which will be assessed by the SINP. On approval, the SINP will issue the Job Approval Letter to the employer.

If the candidate’s position will require any licensing or certification to work in Saskatchewan, the candidate must show the proof of eligibility by providing such licence or certificate.

Language Proficiency

If the applicant’s job offer is for the occupation at NOC Skill Level 0, A or B, then the applicant does not require to demonstrate any language proficiency. If the applicant’s job offer is for the occupation at NOC Skill Level C, the applicant must demonstrate the language proficiency level in all four competencies – writing, reading, listening, and speaking with the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 or higher through the valid test results obtained within the last two years prior to the applying of application.

The language proficiency must be demonstrated through the following valid English or French test:

  • For English:
    • International English Language Testing (IELTS) – General Training test only
    • Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General test only
  • For French:
    • Test d’évaluation de français pour le Canada (TEF Canada)
    • Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada)

Work Experience

The candidate must have at least six (6) months of full-time work experience working for the same employer and position as mentioned in the job offer issued by the Saskatchewan employer.

Ineligible Applicant

The candidates are ineligible for the Employment Offer steam if they are:

  • refugee claimants who are claiming refugee status in Canada from the government of Canada
  • health professionals (you may apply through Saskatchewan Health Professionals stream)
  • food and beverage persons/servers (you may apply through Saskatchewan Hospitality Sector Project)
  • post-graduate work permit holding graduates. (you may apply through Saskatchewan Students or Employment Offer stream)
  • failed to submit SINP required documentation
  • unable to demonstrate the intent to live and work in Saskatchewan
  • internationally misrepresented in the application.

Application Procedure

The SINP accepts applications at all times from eligible applicants of Skilled Worker With Existing Work Permit stream. The eligible applicants of the stream may submit their complete application without any application fees through the SINP Online Portal. If the application is approved and the applicant is selected for the provincial nomination, the SINP will notify the applicant by email. On receiving the provincial nomination, the applicant is eligible to submit a Canadian Permanent Residence application to IRCC. The applicant has six months to submit their paper-based application for permanent residence by mailing it to the appropriate centre whereas, these applications are generally processed within 18 months.

Designated Trades of Saskatchewan

  • Agricultural Equipment Technician
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Technician
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Boilermaker
  • Bricklayer
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Carpenter
    • Framer
    • Scaffolder
  • Construction Craft Labourer
  • Construction Electrician
  • Cook
  • Electronics Assembler
  • Esthetician-Nail Technician
  • Esthetician-Skin Care Technician
  • Food and Beverage Person
  • Gasfitter (not a designated trade in Saskatchewan – read more)
  • Glazier
  • Guest Services Representative
  • Hairstylist
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
  • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
  • Instrumentation and Control Technician
  • Insulator (Heat and Frost)
  • Ironworker (Reinforcing)
  • Ironworker (Structural/Ornamental)
  • Landscape Horticulturist
  • Lather (Interior Systems Mechanic)
  • Locksmith
  • Machinist
  • Meat Cutter
    • Processor
    • Slaughterer
  • Metal Fabricator (Fitter)
  • Mobile Crane Operator
    • Boom Truck Operator A
    • Boom Truck Operator B
  • Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (Metal and Paint)
    • Automotive Painter
  • Painter and Decorator
  • Parts person
  • Pipeline Equipment Operator
    • Dozer Operator
    • Excavator
    • Grader
    • Side Boom
  • Plumber
  • Pork Production Technician
    • Breeder
    • Facilities Maintenance
    • Farrowing
    • Grower-Finisher
    • Nursery Management
  • Powerline Technician
  • Recreation Vehicle Service Technician
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Rig Technician
  • Roofer
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Sprinkler Fitter
  • Steamfitter-Pipefitter
    • Petroleum Installer Technician
  • Tile setter
  • Tower Crane Operator
  • Truck and Transport Mechanic
  • Water Well Driller
  • Welder
    • Semiautomatic Welding Production Operator