February 2, 2023

Good news from the Province of Saskatchewan in Canada.

A new Hard-To-Fill Skills Immigration Pilot Program is available in Saskatchewan, Canada.

It will enable Saskatchewan employers to recruit workers (in low & entry-level positions) through overseas missions, or other international recruitment activities.

There is also the Saskatchewan International Healthcare Worker program. This is for those who are interested in working in Saskatchewan in the Health sector and would like to be contacted about job opportunities relevant to their skill set by the province or Health employers. You can read more about this here

The sectors with the highest labour demands in the province of Saskatchewan include health, manufacturing, agriculture, ag-tech, construction, hospitality and retail. And the Government intends to fill these labour shortages with skilled international workers.

“The demand for labour 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.”

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

To be eligible, applicants to the Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot must: 

  • 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 eligible occupations below:
NOCOccupation Title
14400Shippers and receivers
14401Storekeepers and partspersons
14404Dispatchers
32109Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
33102Nurse aides, orderlies and patient associates
33103Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
33109Other assisting occupations in support of health services
44101Home support workers, caregivers and related occupations*
64314Hotel front desk clerks
65102Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers
65200Food and beverage servers
65201Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
65310Light duty cleaners
65312Janitors, caretakers and heavy-duty cleaners
73201General building maintenance workers and building superintendents
73300Transport truck drivers
73400Heavy Equipment operators (except crane)
75101Material handlers
75110Construction trades helpers and labourers
84120Specialized livestock workers and farm machinery operators
85100Livestock labourers
85101Harvesting labourers
85111Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers
94105Metalworking and forging machine operators
94106Machining tool operators
94120Sawmill machine operators
94140Process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated processing
94204Mechanical assemblers and inspectors
94213Industrial painters, coaters and Metal finishing process operators
95101Labourers in Metal fabrication
95106Labourers in food, beverage and associated Products processing
95109Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities

*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. Employers seeking workers to reside in the client’s residence or their place of work must utilize Canada’s Caregiver Programs for recruitment.

To start your application for the Hard-To-Fill Skills Immigration Pilot Program, you will find all the information on the application process, required documents, how to apply for jobs, and other important information on the Province’s website here.

And for more information on the initiative and eligibility criteria, contact the Saskatchewan Ministry of Immigration and Career Training’s Immigration Services at 1-833-613-0485 or immigration@gov.sk.ca.

All the best to all the applicants that would be able to achieve their immigration goals through this.

NB: The information on this page is not legal advice and is from the Province of Saskatchewan Immigration website

© Olu of Canada

9 thoughts on “Saskatchewan Hard-to-Fill Skills Immigration Pilot Program

  1. My skills is heavy equipment operator such as : wheel loader, backhoe, excavator and forklift operator etc

  2. Looking to apply for a hotel desk clerk position.
    Would appreciate if links for this position can be forwarded.

    Regards.

  3. I will be glad if I can find the link to the occupation such a Senior Accountant, Finance Manager etc

  4. I’m interested in this immigration program, for the job of ntrol and machine operator, food, beverage and associated processing

  5. Am interested in the career job. Any job offer in a front desk operator, customer service in an hospitality business.

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