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.
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.
|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|
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.
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