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Saskatchewan attracting new tech talent

Saskatchewan is opening up a new Tech Talent Pathway under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) to attract highly skilled technology professionals into the province.

The province says employers in the technology and innovation sectors will be able to attract more highly skilled talent to support expansion of this sector and increase Saskatchewan’s global competitiveness. This new stream will facilitate the permanent immigration of tech workers already working in Saskatchewan, as well as those who have been recruited outside Canada.

Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison sees the strategy as being important as the province moves forward after the last two years.

“As Saskatchewan emerges from the impacts of the global pandemic, our technology sector will be an important driver of economic growth. The new Tech Talent Pathway provides our Saskatchewan employers with a dedicated stream for the attraction of highly skilled talent into our thriving technology sector.”

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To be eligible, applicants to the Tech Talent Pathway must have:

  • An employer specific SINP Job Approval Letter for an eligible technology sector occupation
  • A minimum official language level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 5 if the applicant is not working in Saskatchewan when they apply or CLB level 7 if applying for Express Entry
  • At least one-year of work experience in that occupation in the past five years; or six months working in Saskatchewan
  • Post-secondary education
  • Be eligible for Saskatchewan professional licensing (applicable to eligible computer, software, electrical and electronics engineers).

More information can be found on the government’s website.

For more details on the eligibility criteria, contact the Ministry of Immigration and Career Training’s Immigration Services at 1-833-613-0485 or email: [email protected].

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