Sask immigration reopens – again

Saskatchewan yesterday reopened its Provincial Nominee Express Entry Programme for the fourth time this year.

Effective immediately, 500 additional applications will be accepted under the International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). The province’s government also announced a corresponding increase to the year’s application quota for this sub-category, from 2,500 to 3,000 in 2016.

This latest SINP announcement marks the second time this month, and fourth time this year, that the International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category has opened. Each time this sub-category has opened it has filled quickly. The previous intake period lasted just four days, and the current application intake is also expected to be filled quickly.

This sub-category is limited to candidates who are already in the Express Entry pool who, in addition to meeting the requirements of a federal immigration program (Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class or Canadian Experience Class), must also satisfy the requirements of the SINP International Skilled Worker Express Entry sub category.

Candidates must also demonstrate proficiency in either English or French and have completed a minimum of one year of post-secondary education or training that has resulted in a degree, diploma, certificate, or a certificate equivalent to a trade certificate and which is comparable to the Canadian education system, as verified by an Educational Credential Assessment.