BREAKING NEWS: Saskatchewan expands list of Occupations… Canada Immigration

More than 200 occupations may now be eligible

The province of Saskatchewan has expanded the list of in-demand occupations associated with both its Express Entry and In-Demand Occupation sub-categories, from 19 occupations to more than 200.

These are two popular streams within the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) that do not require a job offer or work experience in Canada in order for a candidate to be eligible.

One of these streams, the Express Entry sub-category, is for candidates who also have a profile in Canada’s federal Express Entry pool.

Candidates in the Express Entry pool who obtain a provincial nomination through the SINP’s Express Entry sub-category are awarded an additional 600 points towards their ranking score, effectively guaranteeing an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

The other stream, the In-Demand Occupation Sub-Category, is available to candidates who are not in the Express Entry pool. If nominated, these candidates would apply for permanent residence outside of Express Entry, which is generally slower by comparison.

Both immigration sub-categories require work experience in an eligible high-skilled occupation, among other criteria.

A high-skilled occupation is one that is rated skill level A or B or Skill Type 0 under Canada’s National Occupational Classification, or NOC.

Rather than listing the occupations that are now eligible, the SINP is only listing the 129 occupations that are excluded.

This leaves more than 200 occupations that may now be eligible.

Both Express Entry candidates and individuals considering immigrating to Saskatchewan through the In-Demand Occupation Sub-Category must register a separate Expression of Interest with the SINP.

“These SINP streams have long been a great pathway for eligible candidates, albeit with work experience in a very limited number of occupations, to pursue nomination and then permanent residence in Canada,” said David Cohen, senior partner with the Campbell Cohen Canadian immigration law firm in Montreal.

“Opening these streams to many more occupations has the potential to benefit Saskatchewan’s labour market as well as the highly skilled candidates who dream of a life in Canada and whose occupations are now on the list.”

The first step towards pursuing a nomination through Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-category is to submit an Express Entry profile into the federal pool.

In order to be considered under Saskatchewan’s Occupation In-Demand Sub-Category, candidates must first create a profile in Saskatchewan’s Expression of Interest system.

Excluded Occupation List for the SINP’s Express Entry Category and the Occupations In-Demand Category

NOCOccupation Title
11Legislators
12Senior government managers and officials
15Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.
311Managers in health care
411Government managers – health and social policy development and program administration
412Government managers – economic analysis, policy development and program administration
413Government managers – education policy development and program administration
414Other managers in public administration
431Commissioned police officers
432Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers
433Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces
511Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers
512Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
513Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors
823Managers in aquaculture
1111Financial auditors and accountants
1113Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
1227Court officers and justices of the peace
1228Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers
1312Insurance adjusters and claims examiners
1314Assessors, valuators and appraisers
1315Customs, ship and other brokers
2111Physicists and astronomers
2113Geoscientists and oceanographers
2114Meteorologists and climatologists
2115Other professional occupations in physical sciences
2122Forestry professionals
2145Petroleum engineers
2146Aerospace engineers
2152Landscape architects
2153Urban and land use planners
2271Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors
2273Deck officers, water transport
2274Engineer officers, water transport
2275Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators
3011Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
3012Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
3111Specialist physicians
3112General practitioners and family physicians
3113Dentists
3114Veterinarians
3121Optometrists
3124Allied primary health practitioners
3125Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
3131Pharmacists
3132Dietitians and nutritionists
3141Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
3142Physiotherapists
3144Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
3213Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
3221Denturists
3222Dental hygienists and dental therapists
3231Opticians
3232Practitioners of natural healing
3233Licensed practical nurses
3236Massage therapists
4012Post-secondary teaching and research assistants
4031Secondary school teachers
4032Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
4111Judges
4112Lawyers and Quebec notaries
4154Professional occupations in religion
4155Probation and parole officers and related occupations
4168Program officers unique to government
4217Other religious occupations
4311Police officers (except commissioned)
4312Firefighters
4313Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Forces
5111Librarians
5112Conservators and curators
5113Archivists
5121Authors and writers
5122Editors
5123Journalists
5125Translators, terminologists and interpreters
5131Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
5132Conductors, composers and arrangers
5133Musicians and singers
5134Dancers
5135Actors and comedians
5136Painters, sculptors and other visual artists
5211Library and public archive technicians
5212Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries
5221Photographers
5222Film and video camera operators
5223Graphic arts technicians
5224Broadcast technicians
5225Audio and video recording technicians
5226Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
5227Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
5231Announcers and other broadcasters
5232Other performers, n.e.c.
5241Graphic designers and illustrators
5242Interior designers and interior decorators
5243Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers
5244Artisans and craftspersons
5245Patternmakers – textile, leather and fur products
5251Athletes
5252Coaches
5253Sports officials and referees
5254Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness
6231Insurance agents and brokers
6232Real estate agents and salespersons
6311Food service supervisors
6314Customer and information services supervisors
6341Hairstylists and barbers
6343Shoe repairers and shoemakers
6346Funeral directors and embalmers
7233Sheet metal workers
7247Cable television service and maintenance technicians
7253Gas fitters
7303Supervisors, printing and related occupations
7316Machine fitters
7318Elevator constructors and mechanics
7331Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
7361Railway and yard locomotive engineers
7372Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction
8232Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
8261Fishing masters and officers
8262Fishermen/women
9214Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
9217Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
9221Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling
9222Supervisors, electronics manufacturing
9223Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing
9224Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing
9227Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly
9235Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators
9243Water and waste treatment plant operators

 

Source: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/moving-to-saskatchewan/immigrating-to-saskatchewan/saskatchewan-immigrant-nominee-program/applicants-international-skilled-workers/occupation-requirements#human-capital-exclusion-list