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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
International Skilled Worker – Employment Offer
The main benefits of this program are the processing time of the nomination. Nominations are processed generally under 1 month and the province provides 2 nominations, one for work permit and the other for permanent residence.
The International Skilled Worker- Employment offer is for all skilled workers who meet the requirement of this sub-category. The criteria is not fixed though, it is subject to change whenever it needs to be amended. However, what is stated on the website should be met upon filing of your application. This sub-category is open for all skilled workers who have received a job offer in Saskatchewan.
In order to avail this, the employer is asked to confirm that the job offer is legitimate by providing a job confirmation letter. This is a process of the employer being registered with the province and then registering the position. Once the position is approved, the employer can add the name and date of birth for an official named job conformation to be used to apply to SINP.
Also, there is a designated trades list that allows low-skilled workers to apply through the provincial program’s nomination. There are only a few positions listed that are low skilled. It is important to mention as well that there are positions that do require certification like, Hair stlyists, HVAC, Early Childhood educators, and more. It should be noted however that this should not cost the employer anything but that the employer should only provide the required document.
An application is not guaranteed to be nominated even if it is accepted. The federal government can only accept a set number of SINP nominations each year.
You can be qualified for the International Skilled Worker-Employment Offer category if you are not living in Canada either as a legal alien or a refugee. The following eligibility criteria should be followed:
- Obtain a score of not less than 4 in the CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark). However, employers have the right to ask for more than 4 points in the CLB
- Proof of admissibility in obtaining a Saskatchewan license should your employment be under a regulation commission or apprenticeship
- Proof of employment for at least one (1) year in the skill or occupation offered to you
- Obtain a score of at least 60 points on the SINP (Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program) point system. Make sure to back your claims with appropriate documents that are written or translated in English/French. Point system are based on:
- Educational/ Training background;
- Previous work credentials on specified skill;
- Ability to communicate through the language;
- Age; and,
- Connection(s) and compliance to the Saskatchewan labour market.
- Proof of Employment Offer as a permanent employee in Saskatchewan. This can be obtained through valid SINP Job Approval Letter. The SINP does not release specific list of jobs that can be granted this letter, however, it is required to be a job in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) Matrix level A, B, or O, except for the food and beverage handlers/persons which falls under the Hospitality Sector Project sub-category. The Health Professionals sub-category caters to health professionals.
Restrictions in the International Skilled Worker – Employment Offer Sub-Category:
- Food and Beverage handlers/persons can’t apply on this sub-category. Please submit your application to the Health Professional sub-category.
- Health works must apply to the SINP Health Professional sub-category
- Failure to comply documents requested by SINP
- Failure to prove intention to permanently reside and work in Saskatchewan
- Intentional misrepresentation of you/your employer/your representative during application, and
- Refugees who claim refugee status
Before you submit your documents, always make sure all your documents are translated/written in English or French. Untranslated documents will be treated as incomplete documents.