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New Pilot Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

New Pilot Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

New Pilot Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

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New Pilot Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program 

Updated 18 January, 2022

Saskatchewan Announces New Pilot Under The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

The Saskatchewan government launched a new pilot program under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) to target hard-to-fill occupations in the province.

Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot Program to Ease Labour Demand in Key Sectors

What Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot Program Does

The Hard-To Fill Skills Pilot is a program that will allow employers in Saskatchewan to recruit workers through overseas missions or other international recruitment activities into jobs that have significant challenges with hiring.

This pilot will allow companies to apply for jobs critical in maintaining business operations but may require on-the-job training.

Health, manufacturing, agriculture, ag-tech, construction, hospitality, and retail industries with the highest worker demand.

“The demand for labor in our province is strong, and it’s only going to increase with the significant economic projects recently announced in Saskatchewan,” Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said. “This new Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot – developed in Saskatchewan for Saskatchewan – is progress on our autonomy discussions with the federal government and is going to help provide employers with greater access to international options to recruit workers. This is in addition to record investments into training and upskilling our provincial workforce, as we enter a period of strong growth coming out of the global pandemic.” 

Workers chosen through this stream would support their employers and the community, which would help them succeed. The pilot is set to begin in December 2021.

“This is very positive news for businesses in the hospitality industry in Saskatchewan,” said Hospitality Saskatchewan President and CEO Jim Bence. “This pilot project is designed to attract talent and a great program for all sectors currently experiencing labor recruitment challenges in the province. While we always work hard to exhaust every opportunity to hire locally, we have to be creative to ensure we have the right labor supply to help our business and communities grow and thrive in Saskatchewan, something this very unique program will be beneficial with post-COVID.”

What do you need to apply for this Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot Program?

Applicants to the Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot must: 

  • Have a full-time, permanent work offer and SINP job approval letter from a registered Saskatchewan employer for an approved occupation;
  • Meet a minimal level of competence in a Canadian Official Language; and
  • Meet the minimal educational and work experience criteria, including at least one year of work experience in the same occupation as the job offer or six months in that position in Saskatchewan.

Prior to employing the pilot program for recruiting, companies in the pilot program must demonstrate that they have made considerable attempts to hire domestically, establish the necessity and benefit for their firm, and meet conditions linked to providing settlement support for the employees.

New Pilot Saskatchewan provincial nominee program Infographic

New Pilot Saskatchewan provincial nominee program infogrphic
New Pilot Saskatchewan provincial nominee program infogrphic

Conclusion

We congratulate the Government of Saskatchewan for this announcement. As a leading immigration consultancy company, we are excited to assist more applicants as they pursue their dream in Canada and contribute to our province’s prosperity. If you want assistance with your application through any programs, don’t hesitate to contact us today!


Updated 11 January, 2022

International Skilled Worker Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot | Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

International Skilled Worker Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot | Overview and Eligibility Infographic

International Skilled Worker Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot
International Skilled Worker Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot

Eligibility

  • Have at least one year work experience in the past three years (in your intended occupation); or six months full-time (780 hours) working in Saskatchewan in the job.
  • Have a language score of at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4.
    • Some employers or regulators may ask for scores that are higher than CLB 4.
  • Have completed the equivalent of Canadian secondary school (high school) or higher level education. If your studies were not completed in Canada, you will need to submit an Educational Credential Assessment.
  • Have an SINP-approved offer for a permanent, full-time job in Saskatchewan. You will need a valid SINP Job Approval Letter from your employer to show proof. The offer must be in one of the following occupations:
NOC
Occupation Title
9619Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities
9617Labourers in food, beverage and associated Products processing
9612Labourers in Metal fabrication
9536Industrial painters, coaters and Metal finishing process operators
9526Mechanical assemblers and inspectors
9461Process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated processing
9431Sawmill machine operators
9416Metalworking and forging machine operators
8431General farm workers
7611Construction trades helpers and labourers
7521Heavy Equipment operators (except crane)
7511Transport truck drivers
7452Material handlers
6733Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents
6731Light duty cleaners
6711Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
6525Hotel front desk clerks
6513Food and beverage servers
4412Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations*
3414Other assisting occupations in support of health services
3413Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
1525Dispatchers
1521Shippers and receivers

International Skilled Worker Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot | How to Apply Infographic

International Skilled Worker Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot SINP
International Skilled Worker Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot SINP

You must provide all forms and documents to prove you are eligible for SINP nomination at the time that you submit your application. You will also need these documents to prove:

  • Your identity.
  • Work experience.
  • Academic credentials.
  • Language ability.

The SINP may also ask for more documents that are not listed.

All documents must be easy-to-read copies of the original documents. If it is not in English or French, you must submit:

  • A copy of the original document.
  • A copy of the English or French translation of the document.
  • A copy of an affidavit from the translator, describing their translation ability.

About Translators

Translators must be:

Translators must not be:

  • A family member.
  • A spouse.
  • Anyone who works for you or is preparing your application.

Be sure translations meet all federal requirements when you are applying for permanent residency.

If your documents are not clear, missing, or not translated into English or French, your application will be returned. A returned application cannot be re-opened or considered for second review. You will have to start a new application if you choose to re-apply.

Required Forms

You must fill out and attach these forms to your application:

  1. Generic Application Form for Canada (principal applicant only).
  2. Additional Family Information Form (a form completed by both the principal applicant and the spouse).
  3. Schedule A – Background/Declaration (a form is required for the principal applicant and spouse).

If you have more than five dependents or children, you must provide this form:

If you have a common-law spouse, you must provide this form:

If you are using an Immigration Representative, you must provide this form:

If your documents are not in English or French, you must provide translated documents with the original documents. Your translator must fill out this form to be attached to your application:

If you would like to designate an individual to contact the SINP on your behalf, you must provide this form:

For help with filling out the federal forms, see these videos:

Required Documents

The following are the documents you need for your application:

1. Job Offer Requirements

Your job offer must be approved by the SINP before you apply.

  • Your employer must register online to have the job that you are applying for assessed. Please see Recruit and Hire Foreign Workers in Saskatchewan for more information.
  • Once the job is approved, your employer will receive a Job Approval Letter that includes your position, name and NOC code.
  • You must send a copy of the SINP Job Approval Letter with your application.

In your application you must provide a letter of offer for full-time, permanent job from a Saskatchewan employer in one of the following occupations:

NOC
Occupation Title
9619Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities
9617Labourers in food, beverage and associated Products processing
9612Labourers in Metal fabrication
9536Industrial painters, coaters and Metal finishing process operators
9526Mechanical assemblers and inspectors
9461Process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated processing
9431Sawmill machine operators
9416Metalworking and forging machine operators
8431General farm workers
7611Construction trades helpers and labourers
7521Heavy Equipment operators (except crane)
7511Transport truck drivers
7452Material handlers
6733Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents
6731Light duty cleaners
6711Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
6525Hotel front desk clerks
6513Food and beverage servers
4412Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations*
3414Other assisting occupations in support of health services
3413Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
1525Dispatchers
1521Shippers and receivers

* This pilot is not available to employers hiring Home Support Workers, Housekeepers and Related Occupations (NOC 4412) who reside in the client’s residence or their place of work. Employers seeking workers to reside in the client’s residence or their place of work must utilize Canada’s Caregiver Programs for recruitment.

All positions must offer wages and working conditions that match Canadian standards in that occupation and meet SINP requirements.

The Letter of Offer must:

  • Be addressed to the principal applicant.
  • State the job title, duties and responsibilities, wage, benefits, and company contact information.
  • List the location of your job in Saskatchewan.
  • Be issued on the company’s letterhead.
  • Be signed by the employer.

2. Language Credentials

To meet the language requirement, you must:

  • Provide language test results from a designated testing agency.
  • Have English and/or French language ability of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 or higher.
  • Have test results that are less than two years old at the time of application.

The acceptable tests and equivalence to CLB 4 (minimum scores) are:

Name of TestMinimal Scores
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) General TrainingListening – 4.5
Reading – 3.5
Writing – 4
Speaking – 4
The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP-General)Listening – 4
Reading – 4
Writing – 4
Speaking – 4
The Test d’évaluation de français (for French language)Listening – 145
Reading – 121
Writing – 181
Speaking – 181
The Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada)Listening – 331
Reading – 342
Writing – 4
Speaking – 4

3. Education/Training Credentials

You must submit documents to verify you have a secondary school (high school) diploma or education at a higher level, which is equivalent to Canadian education.

You are required to submit your secondary (high school) diploma; or an education or trade certificate; or a degree; or post-secondary diploma. Include copies of your official transcripts. These should show the school(s) attended and courses taken.

If applicable, include documentation if you have a professional designation related to your intended occupation.

If your studies were not completed in Canada, you must submit an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) to show that studies are equal to a Canadian secondary or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree. Your ECA report must be less than five years old on the date application is received. To receive an ECA you must contact a designated organization, as per IRCC’s list of approved organizations.

 

4. Work Experience Credentials

You must have at least one-year of work experience in the same occupation as the job offered to you within the last three years; or six months working in Saskatchewan in the job.

You must submit letters of reference from past employers to prove your work experience for each job included.

Documents must include letters of reference from a supervisor or Human Resources Officer printed on company letterhead.

Each letter should indicate the following:

  • Your job position and dates of employment.
  • Your main duties.
  • The number of hours you worked each week if the position was not full-time.
  • The contact information of your supervisor or manager.

If you are claiming work experience while self-employed, the following documents must accompany each job position:

  • Business License;
  • Proof of income, and
  • Letters of reference from clients.

5. Temporary Work Permit (if applicable)

If you are currently working in Saskatchewan, you must submit a copy of a current, valid temporary work permit issued by the federal government. The work permit must be from one of the following programs:

  • Seasonal Agriculture Worker Program
  • Post-Graduate Work Permit
  • International Experience Canada; or
  • Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

6. Credentials (if applicable)

Transport truck drivers require Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) to obtain a commercial Class 1 licence to drive semi trucks in Saskatchewan. Nominations issued for NOC 7511 – Transport Truck Drivers will be conditional until proof is provided to the SINP after you arrive that you have completed MELT training and have a valid Class 1 licence. This training is done while living in Saskatchewan.

If your job is a designated trade in Saskatchewan, you can access apprenticeship training for your field. To see a list of designated trades, please visit the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) website. Additional information for international workers can be found at SATCC’s FAQ for International Applicants.

7. Identity and Civil Status Documents

You need to provide the following documents to confirm your identity and civil status:

  • Birth Certificates that list both parents for:
    • You (the principal applicant).
    • Your spouse or common-law partner (if applicable).
    • Each dependent child.
  • If you are married or widowed, you must include:
    • A marriage certificate.
    • A death certificate of your former spouse (if applicable).
  • If you are in a common-law relationship you must include:
    • IMM 5409 Declaration of Common-Law Union.
    • Proof of at least one year of common-law relationship. Proof may include statements from a bank showing a joint account; a copy of your signed joint lease or mortgage; a copy of jointly-owned property, apart from your residence; a copy of bills made to both of you; or a copy of life insurance naming the other partner as the beneficiary.)
  • If you or your spouse is divorced, you must include:
    • Final documents for all divorces.
    • Custody and child support documents (if applicable).
  • Adoption papers for your dependent children who were adopted (if applicable).
  • If you have dependent children, you must include:
    • A letter from the other parent stating that they are aware of your intention to immigrate to Canada (with or without the child/children) and that there are no custody or child support issues.
    • Proof of custody for the child/children and proof that you have legal authority to remove the child/children from your home country (if applicable).
  • If you have dependent children that are not coming with you to Canada, you must include:
    • Their name, age and contact information (mailing and email address, and phone number).
    • The reason why each dependent is not coming, along with supporting documents.

8. Passports

Your passport must be valid from application through to permanent residency. You will need to include copies of pages in your passport that show the passport number, date of issue, expiry date, photo, name and place of birth for:

  • You (the principal applicant).
  • Your spouse or common-law partner (if applicable).
  • All dependent children accompanying you to Canada (if applicable).

If you live in a country that is different from your nationality, please include a copy of your visa for the country.

Source: saskatchewan.ca


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4 Replies to “New Pilot Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program”

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    I hace wife and 4 childrens

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