Saskatchewan International Healthcare Worker Pool

The Government of Saskatchewan launched a new International Healthcare Worker expression of interest under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), which targets 21 healthcare occupations. This International Healthcare Worker EOI provides the opportunity to link foreign-trained workers with healthcare employers.To qualify for the program,  candidates need to meet certain requirements. Even though there are no limits on the number of workers who can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI), you can only have one EOI profile. However, keep in mind that not all the candidates who submitted an EOI will be contacted for a job opportunity in the province. 

How Does it Work?

So, to work in Saskatchewan under this program, you need to submit an International Healthcare Worker Expression Of Interest (EOI). It is not an application to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). Still, it is a pre-application document that allows candidates to fill out an online form to indicate their interest in working in Saskatchewan in a selected Health sector occupation and show their qualifications. Then, all the information you give on this form helps to identify job opportunities in the healthcare system of Saskatchewan that best match your profile.  After that,  those candidates with the skills needed will be contacted with job posting details, and then you can identify how and where to apply for a job opportunity in Saskatchewan.Finally, if you are selected and receive an employment offer in one of these healthcare sectors in Saskatchewan, you may be eligible for the SINP’s International Skilled Worker: Employment Offer or the Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot.

Eligible Occupations of the Saskatchewan International Healthcare Workers EOI : 

Based on National Occupational Classification (NOC) and occupation titles: 
1252Health Information Management Practitioner
3012Registered Nurse and Registered Psychiatric Nurse
3124Nurse Practitioner
3141Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathologist
3142Physical Therapist
3143Occupational Therapist
3211Combined Laboratory & X‐ray Technologist, Clinical Genetics Technologist, and Medical Laboratory Technologist
3212Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants
3214Respiratory Therapists, Cardiopulmonary Function Technologist, Perfusionist
3215Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist, Medical Radiation Technologist, Nuclear Medicine Technologist
3216Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer, Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
3217Cardiology Technologist and Cardiovascular Technologist, Electroneurophysiology Technologist
3219Pharmacy Technician
3223Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants
3233Licensed Practical Nurse
3234Emergency Medical Technician
3237Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
3413Continuing Care Assistant
4151Psychologist (Masters and Ph.D.)
 After you receive a job offer, you can then apply under one of these streams.

International Skilled Worker: Employment Offer

Eligibility criteria:
  • If you are resident in Canada, you need legal status.
  • Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 4.
  • Hold a full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer registered with the SINP.
  • Have a minimum of one year of work experience in the occupation within the last ten years.
  • If your job offer is in an occupation that is regulated in Saskatchewan, you need to have proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure and mandatory licensing.
  • Score at least 60 points out of 110 on the points assessment grid.

Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot

Eligibility criteria:
  • Hold a full-time job offer from a Saskatchewan employer that is registered with the SINP.
  • Show you have the CLB language requirement.
  • Prove you have one year of work experience in the occupation listed in your job offer. Or you have six months of work experience in that job in Saskatchewan.

Where is Saskatchewan Canada?

Saskatchewan is one of the western provinces in Canada. It is bordered by Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Manitoba and by the U.S.A in the south. The capital of Saskatchewan is Regina. However, its bigger city is Saskatoon. Moreover, it has one of the best universities in the country. The University of Saskatchewan, is a top research-intensive, medical doctoral university all across Canada.
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