Saskatchewan opens Express Entry sub-category to 400 applications

Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category is now accepting 400 applications for Canadian immigration.Saskatchewan has opened its International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category to 400 new applications.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) announced the opening on Wednesday, June 13, and said the first come, first-served sub-category will remain open until the application threshold of 400 is met.

Applicants who receive a provincial nomination under this Express Entry sub-category receive an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points, leaving them well-positioned to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in the next draw from the Express Entry pool.

The SINP said only complete applications with all required documents will be accepted. Incomplete applications will be returned without refund of the application fee, it added.

This is the second time in 2018 that this popular SINP sub-category has opened to applications. The previous opening occurred on January 10, also to 400 applications. The intake quota in that case was reached within only a few hours of opening.

Over the course of 2017, this sub-category opened five times to a total of 3,200 applicants.

The International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category does not require a job offer or a connection to Saskatchewan but rather enables the SINP to nominate individuals who are already in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s Express Entry pool.

Eligible candidates must possess the necessary education, skilled work experience in one of Saskatchewan’s 36 in-demand occupations, language ability, and other factors to help them settle successfully in Saskatchewan.

This latest opening of Saskatchewan’s International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category follows last week’s opening of the SINP’s International Skilled Worker — Occupations In-Demand sub-category.

In order to apply under this category, candidates must first submit a profile to the Express Entry pool.

To find out if you are eligible to enter the Express Entry pool, fill out a free assessment form.

In order to be eligible for the SINP’s International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category, candidates must:

Saskatchewan has a list of 36 eligible in-demand occupations. Of the 36 occupations, 12 do not require any professional licensure. An eligible individual with work experience in one of these occupations may apply to the SINP and receive a nomination certificate without ever applying for or obtaining any professional licensure.

NOC Occupation
0423 Managers in social, community and correctional services
1112 Financial and investment analysts
2212 Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
2121 Biologists and related scientists
2123 Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
2225 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
2242 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
0811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing
0821 Managers in agriculture
0911 Manufacturing managers
0912 Utilities managers

Saskatchewan requires certain applicants to apply for professional licensure in order for the immigration application to be processed successfully. In many cases, this process may be completed from outside Canada.

One noteworthy change is to the licensure requirements for Software engineers and designers, which previously had the same licensure pathway. However, under the new list, these occupations have different pathways.

NOC Occupation Non-resident of Canada pathway to licensure
0211 Engineering managers Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
2131 Civil engineers Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
2132 Mechanical engineers Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
2141 Industrial and manufacturing engineers Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
2151 Architects Refer to Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) notes
2154 Land surveyors Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS)
2173 Software engineers Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan
2173 Software designers Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS)
2175 Web designers and developer Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS)
4151 Psychologists College of Psychologists
4212 Social and community service workers Canadian Association of Social Workers
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants Ministry of Education
3211 Medical laboratory technologists Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists
3216 Medical sonographers Sonography Canada
6331 Meat cutters Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7231 Machinists Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7272 Cabinetmakers Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7311 Industrial mechanics Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7322 Motor vehicle body repairers Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7237 Welders Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)

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