Many skilled foreign workers consider Saskatchewan their ideal location because of its thriving arts and cultural scene, beautiful provincial parks, abundant sporting and recreational options, and high standard of living, with CAD 80,000 as the average household salary.
The International Skilled Worker Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot stands out as a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to settle in Saskatchewan among the many immigration programmes the province offers.
Overview of Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot
This program is for intermediate and low-skilled workers in eligible, high-demand occupations who:
- Have an offer for a job in Saskatchewan.
- Meet the criteria of the sub-category.
- Intend to reside in Saskatchewan as a permanent resident.
Note: all nominees with temporary work permits must reside in Saskatchewan.
- Have at least one year of full-time work experience in the past three years (in your intended occupation or acceptable related occupation); or six months (780 hours) of full-time (30+ hours per week) work experience in the job with the employer that has provided you the Job Approval Letter. The work experience does not need to be consecutive work experience in either case.
- 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 secondary school (high school) or higher level education.
- Nominations issued for NOC 73300 – Transport Truck Drivers will be conditional until proof is provided to the SINP that you have received the required licensing and endorsements from Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) to maintain your nomination. The type of vehicle you drive on the job will determine the licence and endorsements you will need. You must provide proof of completion of Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) and that you hold a valid Class 1A licence issued by SGI to drive power units and semi-trucks, and trucks with trailer(s) or vehicle(s) in tow where the gross vehicle weight of the towed unit(s) exceeds 4,600 kg. A valid Class 2A licence issued by SGI will be required for all other types of transport trucks.
- 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.
This pilot is not available to employers hiring Home Support Workers, Caregivers and related occupations (NOC 44101) who reside in the client’s residence or their place of work
Who Cannot Apply Through the Hard-to-Fill Skills Sub-Category?
The following cannot apply:
- Refugee claimants in Canada who are claiming refugee status from the Government of Canada.
You may not be eligible if:
- You did not provide the required documents at the time of submitting your application.
- You were not able to prove that you plan to live and work in Saskatchewan.
- You and or your representative have intentionally misrepresented yourselves in the application.
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.
How to Apply
To apply to this pilot, you need a job offer. To start your search, please visit Saskjobs.ca. Your employer will need to provide you with a Job Approval Letter from the SINP. Additionally, please ensure that you:
- Follow the guidelines for the Application Process.
- Complete, scan and submit all of your Required Documents.
Applications that are submitted with missing documents or not translated will be returned. If your application is returned, you will be sent a letter and asked to reapply.
For additional information about this pilot programme, go to the government of Saskatchewan’s official website. You will discover how to create SINP and all the application-related paperwork. Good luck.
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