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Saskatchewan Experience: Health Professionals

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Saskatchewan Health Professionals is a Saskatchewan Experience stream that targets foreign employees with at least 6 months of experience working in Saskatchewan and an offer of employment to remain working in Saskatchewan.

The industry experience and employment offer must both be in the health field, as a physician, nurse, or other health professional. In addition, the candidate must have a valid work permit at the time of application.

Physicians
This subcategory is intended for licensed physicians who already are practicing medicine in Saskatchewan and also have a full-time employment offer with a provincial health authority. Furthermore, physicians must satisfy the requirements listed below.

 

CriteriaMinimum Requirement 
Express Entry ProfileNo
Connection to SaskatchewanWork Experience
Employment OfferYes
Language AbilityNo minimum
Educational LevelMedical License
Work Experience

6 months in Saskatchewan

NOC 3111 or 3112

 

Investment RequirementNone


Connections to Saskatchewan

The candidate should already be working as a physician in Saskatchewan and have a valid work permit. They also must have worked for a provincial health authority for at least six months previous to applying. They must also have an offer of employment for a full-time position from the same employer, and the post must be under National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code 3111 or 3112.

Employment Offer
A job offer must be accompanied by a Letter of Offer from the employer as well as a Job Approval Letter from SINP to be deemed acceptable. An applicant’s employer needs to register online through the SINP Online Portal to acquire a job approval letter. The position must be submitted for evaluation by SINP by the employer. If the post is approved by SINP, the employer will obtain an official Job Approval Letter.

Educational Level
The applicant must be licensed to practice medicine in Saskatchewan. To do so, a candidate’s entire education must be comparable to a Canadian medical degree. In addition, a candidate must show a valid license from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CoPSS).

Work Experience
The candidate should have at least six (6) months of full-time experience working for a Saskatchewan provincial health authority, and the said work experience must be per NOC Code 3111 or 3112.


Nurses

This substream is intended for licensed and registered nurses who are currently working as nurses in Saskatchewan and also have a full-time employment offer from a provincial health authority. furthermore, nurses must fulfill the program criteria listed below.

 

CriteriaMinimum Requirement 
Express Entry ProfileNo
Connection to SaskatchewanWork Experience
Employment OfferYes
Language AbilityNo minimum
Educational LevelNursing License
Work ExperienceNursing Occupation in Saskatchewan for 6 months
Investment RequirementNone


Connection to Saskatchewan

The applicant should already be working as a nurse in Saskatchewan with a valid work permit. The applicant must also have worked for a provincial health authority for at least 6 months previous to applying. Furthermore, the candidate should have a full-time work offer from the same employer, with the said work being classified as a licensed or registered nurse under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code.
Employment Offer
To be deemed acceptable, an employment offer must be supplemented by a Letter of Offer from the employer and also a Job Approval Letter from SINP. To get a job approval letter, an applicant’s employer must first sign up online using the SINP Online Portal. The employer must present the post for evaluation by SINP and if approved, the employer will get an official Job Approval Letter.
Educational Level
The candidate must be licensed to practice nursing in Saskatchewan to be eligible. To do just that, a candidate’s entire education must be comparable to a Canadian nursing degree. In addition, the applicant must show a valid license from one of the following associations:

  • Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan (RPNAS)
  • Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN)
  • Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (SRNA)

Work Experience
The candidate should have at least six months of full-time experience working for a provincial health authority in Saskatchewan, with the said work experience correlated to a NOC Code.

Other Health Professional
This substream is meant for healthcare employees who are presently employed in Saskatchewan and have a full-time employment offer with a provincial health authority. In addition, health practitioners must complete the program requirements listed below.

 

CriteriaMinimum Requirement 
Express Entry ProfileNo
Connection to SaskatchewanWork Experience
Employment OfferYes
Language Ability

None for NOC 0, A, or B

CLB 4 for NOC C

Educational Level

Post-secondary

1 year

Work Experience6 months of employment in a Saskatchewan Healthcare Occupation
Investment RequirementNone


Connection to Saskatchewan

The candidate should already be employed in a healthcare vocation in Saskatchewan with a valid work permit. The applicant must have worked for a provincial health authority for at least 6 months previous to applying. Furthermore, the candidate should have a full-time work offer within the same employer. This position must be in the healthcare industry and a National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level 0, A, B, or C occupation.

Employment Offer
The job offer must be confirmed by a Letter of Offer from the employer as well as a Job Approval Letter from SINP to be considered acceptable. An applicant’s employer needs to register online through the SINP Online Portal to acquire a job approval letter. The position must be submitted for evaluation by SINP by the employer and if approved by SINP, the employer will obtain an official Job Approval Letter.

If a candidate’s occupation in Saskatchewan requires employees to have appropriate licensing or certification, the candidate needs to provide proof of eligibility for such licensing or certification.

Language Ability
There is no language ability requirement if a candidate’s employment offer is for a position at NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B. If a candidate is offered a position at NOC Skill Level C, they then must have appropriate language test results demonstrating competence comparable to the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 4 or above.

Educational Level
Candidates must have completed at least one year of post-secondary education or job-related training.

Work Experience
The candidate should have at least six months of full-time experience working for a Saskatchewan provincial health authority.


How do I apply?

The Saskatchewan Health Professionals stream welcomes submissions from qualified applicants at any time. Eligible applicants should apply through the SINP Online Portal.

There is no application cost for this program. If the application is approved by the province, Saskatchewan will notify the applicant that they have been chosen for provincial nomination via email. At this step, the person is formally nominated by the province, making them qualified to file a federal application for Canadian permanent residency.

An applicant has six months after getting a provincial nomination to complete a permanent residency application. Applicants in this program must fill out and mail a paper-based application for permanent residence to the relevant application center.

On average, paper-based PNP applications for permanent residency are finalized within 18 months.

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