Saskatchewan updates immigrant nominee programme

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has made a number of amendments to the International Skilled Worker portion of its Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).

The changes, announced earlier this week, are as follows:

– The International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category is now reopened to accept an additional 500 applications a year. This sub-category is for skilled workers with experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan and who are already in the federal Express Entry Pool. As this is an enhanced immigration stream, a successful nomination will result in applicants being awarded 600 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) at a subsequent draw from the Express Entry pool. This stream opened four times in 2015 and again in January, 2016; the sub-category typically fills its application intake quickly, often within a matter of days.

– The International Skilled Worker – Employment Offer sub-category is still accepting applications.  This sub-category is for skilled workers with a skilled job offer from a Saskatchewan employer.

– The International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand sub-category has accepted the maximum number of applications for 2016. This sub-category is for highly-skilled workers with experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan, who don’t have a job offer in the province.

The SINP aims to attract immigrants with skills and experience which are specifically targeted by the Saskatchewan government.