The International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has officially reopened for 500 new applications, as of February 14, 2017. A very popular immigration program, this sub-category enables eligible candidates in the federal Express Entry pool to apply for a provincial nomination certificate from Saskatchewan. With a provincial nomination certificate candidates in this sub-category are given additional 600 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and the candidate will then be in line for selection through a subsequent draw from the pool.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) seeks to attract immigrants with the appropriate skills and experience required to respond to Saskatchewan’s labor market and community needs. As candidates for the Express Entry sub-category must be in the IRCC Express Entry pool, all candidates must be eligible for one of the three federal economic immigration programs, including the Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades, and the Canadian Experience Class.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements
In order to be eligible for the SINP’s International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category, candidates must:
- Have proof of legal status if currently living in Canada.
- Have been accepted into IRCC’s Express Entry pool and have an Express Entry Profile Number.
- Provide language test results from a designated testing agency that matches the language level declared on their Express Entry profile.
- Have completed at least one year of post-secondary education or training which is comparable to the Canadian education system and which has resulted in a certificate, diploma, or degree.
- Have a minimum level of work experience related to their field of education or training in a highly skilled occupation.
- Obtain proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure if their profession is regulated in Saskatchewan and requires compulsory certification or licensing.
- Hold a certificate of qualification or a letter of invitation in their skilled trade from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship & Trade certification Commission if their work experience is in a skilled trade.
- Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan.
- Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid.