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September 22, 2022

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Health Care workers are invited to apply for the Provincial Nominee Program in Saskatchewan.

Why Saskatchewan?

Saskatchewan a province with a high standard of living helps attract immigrants to settle in the province, with a low average family income also a low cost of living. Why would one miss an opportunity to settle in such a beautiful, affordable province?

The province recently opened wide doors for immigrants by holding back-to-back draws and maintaining the low score to increase selection rates. This Blog gives you a detailed understanding of the recent draws conducted and also what opportunities open up for you!

Saskatchewan introduced a new pathway for candidates with enhanced experience in the health stream such as Registered Nurse and Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Pharmacists, Occupational therapists, Diagnostic Cardiac sonographers, Diagnostic Medical sonographers, Continuing Care assistants, and Psychologists on 22nd December 2021.

An International Healthcare Worker EOI submission is not an application to Saskatchewan, but it’s an Expression of Interest that shows that an applicant having work experience in Health Care sectors can be selected and get Invited to apply for Provincial Nomination. Based on this expression of interest a job offer from Saskatchewan could be expected. The International Healthcare Worker EOI provides the opportunity to link foreign-trained workers with Saskatchewan healthcare employers.

The occupations listed in this stream were previously in the excluded list of Saskatchewan. The International Healthcare Workers EOI system is open to the following Health sector occupations:


NOC Occupation Titles
  • Health Information Management Practitioner
  • Registered Nurse and Registered Psychiatric Nurse
  • Chiropractors
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Pharmacist
  • Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Combined Laboratory & X‐ray Technologist, Clinical Genetics Technologist, and Medical Laboratory Technologist
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants
  • Respiratory Therapists, Cardiopulmonary Function Technologists, Perfusionists
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist, Medical Radiation Technologist, Nuclear Medicine Technologist


If you had filled the pre-application form to indicate your interest in working in SK in a selected Health sector occupation and showcased your application accordingly, you would have been an eligible contender for this draw.

Draw Updates

Saskatchewan Conducted the first ever draw of 2022 in the specialized field (Health Care Workers), these occupations were listed in the excluded list of Saskatchewan since the day when Saskatchewan changed its system of accepting applications for Provincial Nomination i.e., in September 2018 they introduced a new system of accepting applications for Provincial Nomination known as EOI and they published two occupations list:


1. Professional Requirements by Regulated Occupations (Some jobs in Saskatchewan are regulated or need professional certifications from the concerned authority.)


2. Excluded Occupation List (This is a list of occupations that are not eligible for these program sub-categories) (Which almost included all the medical occupations)

Saskatchewan conducted a draw on 12th January 2022 and issued 104 Invitations to all Express Entry as well Occupations in Demand Category applicants with the EOI Score of 68 and the occupations included in this draw were specific to International Health Care Workers. The occupations invited to apply for this draw are as mentioned below:

  • 3211 – Medical laboratory technologists
  • 3234 – Paramedical occupations
  • 4151 – Psychologists
  • 3216 – Medical sonographers
  • 3143 – Occupational therapists
  • 3215 – Medical radiation technologists

Saskatchewan invited all those candidates who have an EOI Score of 68 and whose occupation matches the above job titles.

There are possibilities SK might draw field-specific draws in the upcoming draws, Get in touch with our Experts today and know more about Saskatchewan and its programs.

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Consult with our Senior Practitioner to assess your profile and advise you on the right track.

You can call (1) 905-362-9393 (Etobicoke, Canada), or +91 9586 226232 (Ahmedabad, India).

E-mail: support@spscanada.com (Canada), and support.amd@spscanada.com (India), for further information.


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