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Saskatchewan Updates In-Demand Occupations List With 13 New Positions


Computer programmers and interactive media developers among occupations added

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


Removed Occupations

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

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


Current In-Demand Occupations List

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

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

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