Saskatchewan reopens nominee programme

Saskatchewan yesterday reopened its Occupations In-Demand’ Immigration Sub-Category for skilled workers through the Provincial Nominee Programme.

The category will remain open until 1,200 applications for the category are received.

In order to stand a chance of being nominated through this category, applicants must have at least one-year of paid work experience in the past ten years related to their field of education or training, in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, or B) that is considered to be in-demand in Saskatchewan. They must also have completed at least one year of post-secondary education or training comparable to the Canadian education system, and be able to score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the Saskatchewan point assessment grid.

There are currently 42 occupations included on the Saskatchewan In-Demand occupations list. Some of these occupations require an applicant to have professional licensure in order for the immigration application to be processed successfully.

The process of obtaining licensure depends on the occupation in question, as well as other potential factors, such as the applicant’s professional and/or academic background.

The processing times for obtaining a license vary considerably, from as little as two weeks for early childhood educators to up to a year for civil engineers.

This is the third intake period for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Programme (SINP) of 2017.

Click here to find out more information regarding the SINP.

Article published 10th August 2017