The International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP) reopened for 500 new applications on January 4, 2017. In this sub-category, eligible individuals who are already in Immigration, Refugees Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Express Entry pool may apply for a provincial nomination certificate from Saskatchewan. A provincial nomination certificate through this sub-category will give the candidate up to 600 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and that particular candidate will be in line for selection in the subsequent draw.
The Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker program has three sub-categories namely; Express Entry, Occupations In-Demand and Employment Offer.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program is aimed at attracting immigrants who possess skills and experience that is required to respond to Saskatchewan’s labor market and community needs.
All candidates who wish to apply are required to be eligible for any of the three federal economic immigration programs, namely:
- Federal Skilled Trades
- Federal Skilled Worker
- Canadian Experience Class
For eligibility candidates in the International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category must:
- Have proof of legal status, if currently residing in Canada
- Have been accepted into IRCC’s Express Entry pool and have an Express Entry profile number and Job Seeker Validation Code.
- Provide language test results from a certified testing agency that matches the language level declared in their Express Entry profile.
- Have completed at least one year of post-secondary education equivalent to the Canadian education system resulting in either a diploma, degree, or certificate.
- Hold a certificate of qualification (also known as a letter of invitation) in their skilled trade from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship & Trade Certification Commission of their work experience in a skilled trade.
- Have proof of sufficient settlement funds and a settlement plan.
- Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the SINP assessment grid.
Learn more about the Express Entry system here.