Saskatchewan reopens immigration program

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program has reopened its International Skilled Worker program to 500 new applications.

This is the third time this year that the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has reopened its Express Entry sub-category to candidates in the Express Entry system. During the two previous intake periods, which took place on 10th January and 13th June, the maximum application intake was 400.

Candidates applying to the province’s Immigrant Nominee Program must first enter the federal Express Entry system. Candidates do not require a job offer to apply to the Express Entry sub-category. However, a minimum level of work experience related to their field of study or training in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, or B) on Saskatchewan’s In-Demand Occupation list is required.

Candidates who successfully obtain a provincial nomination under the Express Entry sub-category will be awarded an additional 600 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

This list of In-Demand occupations in Saskatchewan has recently been updated to 33 in-demand occupations.

Of the 33 in-demand occupations on the updated list, seven occupations do not require candidates to obtain specific professional licensure. The other 26 occupations do, however, require professional licensure from the licensing bodies designated by the Government of Saskatchewan. In many cases, the licensure process may be completed from outside Canada.

Click here to check out the SINP’s In-Demand Occupations List.

Article published 6th July 2018