Saskatchewan's Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot


Professionals in occupations for which it is difficult to find workers can immigrate through the International Skilled Worker – Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot.

The Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot of Saskatchewan’s provincial program is designed for professionals whose skills are in high demand in the provincial labour market. To participate, you need to get a job offer in Saskatchewan in a suitable occupation.


To be eligible to apply for the pilot, you must meet the following requirements:

  • have at least a high school education;
  • get a job offer in Saskatchewan for one of the in-demand occupations (list below);
  • have experience in the same profession for which the job offer is received:
    • 6 months in Saskatchewan;
    • or 1 year outside of Saskatchewan within the last 3 years;
  • demonstrate proficiency in English or French at level 4 on the CLB scale;
  • for truck drivers: have a driving license obtained in Saskatchewan.

Suitable occupations

The following specialties are eligible to apply for the Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot:

How to find a job and apply

To search for jobs, use Saskatchewan's official employment website. The province also holds occasional job fairs where employers look for candidates with certain occupations. Once you receive a job offer, you can apply for the pilot on Saskatchewan's website.


To learn about other Saskatchewan provincial program streams, see "Immigration to Saskatchewan — Canada's provincial program".

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