Saskatchewan has expanded the list of in-demand occupations for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) from 19 to more than 200.
The list applies for two sub categories within the SINP: Express Entry and In-Demand Occupation.
Both immigration sub-categories require work experience in an eligible high-skilled occupation, among other criteria. A high-skilled occupation is one that is rated skill level A or B or Skill Type 0 under Canada’s National Occupational Classification, or NOC.
Rather than listing all the occupations that are now eligible, the SINP is only listing the 129 occupations that are excluded. This leaves more than 200 occupations that may now be eligible.
The first step towards pursuing a nomination through Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-category is to submit an Express Entry profile into the federal pool (a separate application will also need to be made to the SINP).
Candidates in the Express Entry pool who obtain a provincial nomination through the SINP’s Express Entry sub-category are awarded an additional 600 points towards their ranking score, effectively guaranteeing an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
In order to be considered under Saskatchewan’s Occupation In-Demand Sub-Category, candidates must first create a profile in Saskatchewan’s Expression of Interest system.
This stream is available to candidates who are not in the Express Entry pool. If nominated, these candidates would apply for permanent residence outside of Express Entry, which is generally slower by comparison.
Article published 19th September 2019