Saskatchewan updates In-Demand Occupations List with 13 new positions

Author: CIC News

Computer programmers and interactive media developers are among 13 professions that have been added to Saskatchewan’s In-Demand Occupations List. 

Work experience in an occupation on the province’s In-Demand Occupations List is a requirement for both the Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).

A job offer, however, is not required for either sub-category.

The SINP is part of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program, which allows participating provinces and territories to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residence.

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

Find out if you are eligible to enter the Express Entry pool

Candidates who are not in the Express Entry pool may also be able to pursue a nomination by the SINP through the Occupation In-Demand sub-category.

24 occupations on revised list

Both the Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories use the In-Demand Occupations List among their eligibility criteria.

The new occupations are among 24 that are now on the revised list, which the SINP updated on Thursday, April 4.

Nine occupations were removed as part of the update.

Of the 24 occupations now listed, nine do not require professional status or licensure. All nine are occupations that were added as part of the update and each one has specified educational requirements.

The SINP revises its In-Demand Occupations List periodically to “ensure positive employment prospects” in Saskatchewan.

Given that the changes introduced on April 4 could be revised again in the near future, candidates whose occupations are on the updated In-Demand Occupations List and who have yet to submit an Expression of Interest to the SINP may want to consider doing so.

New Occupations

The following are new occupations on the SINP’s In-Demand Occupations List.

The * denotes occupations that do not require licensure.

NOC

Occupation Title

0423Managers in Social Services and Community Services
1226Conference and Event Planners*
1311Accounting Technicians*
2174Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
2251Architectural Technologists and Technicians*
2255Technical Occupations in Geomatics and Meteorology*
3216Medical Sonographers
4215Instructors of Persons with Disabilities*
5254Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation, Sport and Fitness*
6332Bakers*
6342Tailors, Dressmakers, Furriers and Milliners*
7292Glaziers
7332Appliance Servicers and Repairers*

Removed Occupations

The occupations that have been removed from the SINP’s Occupations In-Demand List are:

NOC

Occupation Title

0821Managers in Agriculture
0822Managers in Horticulture
8252Agricultural Service Contractors, Farm Supervisors and Specialized Livestock Workers
3111Psychiatrists
7201Contractors and Supervisors, Machining, Metal Forming, Shaping and Erecting Trades and Related Occupations
7204Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
7237Welders
7311Industrial Mechanics
7384Recreation Vehicle Service

Current In-Demand Occupations List

The 24 occupations that are now listed as in-demand by the SINP are:

NOC

Occupation Title

0423Managers in Social Services and Community Services
1226Conference and Event Planners*
1311Accounting Technicians*
2154Land Surveyors*
2174Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
2251Architectural Technologists and Technicians*
2255Technical Occupations in Geomatics and Meteorology*
3211Medical Laboratory Technologists
3215Medical Radiation Technologists
3216Medical Sonographers
3234Paramedics
4151Psychologists
4212Social and Community Service Workers
4214Early Childhood Educators
4215Instructors of Persons with Disabilities*
5254Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation, Sport and Fitness*
6331Meat Cutters
6332Bakers*
6342Tailors, Dressmakers, Furriers and Milliners*
7292Glaziers
7312Heavy-duty Equipment Mechanics/Technicians
7321Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers
7322Motor Vehicle Body Repairers
7332Appliance Servicers and Repairers*

For more information on the eligibility requirements for the SINP’s Express Entry sub-category, visit this dedicated page.

Source: https://www.cicnews.com/2019/04/saskatchewan-updates-in-demand-occupations-list-with-13-new-positions-0412153.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter-20190410#gs.4iscxb