International Skilled Worker: Points Assessment Grid

You need a minimum score of 60 points out of 100 to apply under a SINP International Skilled Worker (ISW) sub-category.

If you have an employment offer and meet the eligibility requirements below, please see International Skilled Worker: Employment Offer for more information.

If you have an Express Entry profile number and meet the eligibility criteria below, please see International Skilled Worker: Saskatchewan Express Entry for more information.

If you meet the eligibility criteria below, but do not have an employment offer or an Express Entry profile number, please see International Skilled Worker: Occupations In-Demand for more information.

The following areas are used to determine whether you qualify for an International Skilled Worker sub-category. Points that you claim will be confirmed using your submitted documents. You may only claim points once for each section.

Please view the “Required Documents” section for your sub-category to see a list of all documents needed to support your points assessment.

I: LABOUR MARKET SUCCESS
A: EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Master’s or Doctorate degree, Canadian equivalency 23
Bachelor’s degree OR a three or more year degree program at a university or college 20
Trade certification equivalent to journeyperson status in Saskatchewan 20
Canadian equivalency Diploma that requires two but less than three years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other formal post-secondary institution 15
Canadian equivalency Certificate or at least two semesters but less than a two year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other formal post-secondary institution 12
B: SKILLED WORK EXPERIENCE

  • The work experience claimed must be relevant to the single occupation you’ve selected in your application.
  • One year of work experience refers to 12 full months of work experience.
     a) In the 5 year period prior to application submission date
5 years 10
4 years 8
3 years 6
2 years 4
1 year 2
     b) In the 6-10 year period prior to application submission date
5 years 5
4 years 4
3 years 3
2 years 2
Less than 1 year 0
C: LANGUAGE ABILITY
Check IRCC’s website to convert your IELTS, CELPIP or TEF scores to CLB 4 through 10.
CLB 8 and higher 20
CLB 7 18
CLB 6 16
CLB 5 14
CLB 4 12
English or French speaker without language test results 0
D: AGE
< 18 years 0
18 – 21 years 8
22 – 34 years 12
35 – 45 years 10
46 – 50 years 8
> 50 years 0
MAXIMUM POINTS FOR FACTOR I 70
II: CONNECTION TO SASKATCHEWAN LABOUR MARKET & ADAPTABILITY

Points are available for having a strong connection to the Saskatchewan labour market, which shows a genuine intent and ability to successfully settle and economically establish in Saskatchewan as a permanent resident.

The following points are for the Employment Offer subcategory only:
High skilled employment offer from a Saskatchewan employer 30
The following points are for the Occupation In-Demand and Saskatchewan Express Entry subcategories only
Close family relative in Saskatchewan
(The applicant or accompanying spouse has a family relative that is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Saskatchewan. This includes: parent, sibling, grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, cousin and step-family members or in-laws of the same relationships. The family members in Saskatchewan must meet the requirements as listed under “Required Documents” for your ISW sub-category)
20
Past work experience in Saskatchewan
(A minimum of at least 12 months of work in the past five years on a valid work permit)
5
Past student experience in Saskatchewan
(A minimum of one full-time academic year of study at a recognized Saskatchewan post-secondary education institution on a valid study permit)
5
MAXIMUM POINTS FOR FACTOR II 30
MAXIMUM POINTS TOTAL: I + II = 100