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Saskatchewan opens Express Entry sub-category to 400 applications

First-come, first-served sub-category last opened in January and met quota quickly

 

 

Saskatchewan has opened its International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category to 400 new applications.

 

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) announced the opening on Wednesday, June 13, and said the first come, first-served sub-category will remain open until the application threshold of 400 is met.

 

Applicants who receive a provincial nomination under this Express Entry sub-category receive an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points, leaving them well-positioned to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in the next draw from the Express Entry pool.

 

The SINP said only complete applications with all required documents will be accepted. Incomplete applications will be returned without refund of the application fee, it added.

 

Second opening of SINP’s Express Entry sub-category in 2018

 

This is the second time in 2018 that this popular SINP sub-category has opened to applications. The previous opening occurred on January 10, also to 400 applications. The intake quota in that case was reached within only a few hours of opening.

 

Over the course of 2017, this sub-category opened five times to a total of 3,200 applicants.

 

The International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category does not require a job offer or a connection to Saskatchewan but rather enables the SINP to nominate individuals who are already in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s Express Entry pool.

 

Eligible candidates must possess the necessary education, skilled work experience in one of Saskatchewan’s 36 in-demand occupations, language ability, and other factors to help them settle successfully in Saskatchewan.

 

This latest opening of Saskatchewan’s International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category follows last week’s opening of the SINP’s International Skilled Worker — Occupations In-Demand sub-category.

 

In order to apply under this category, candidates must first submit a profile to the Express Entry pool.

 

 

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, only if he or she is currently residing in Canada; (It is important to note, however, that candidates do not need to be residing in Canada to be eligible for this sub-category)
  • Have an Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Validation Code;
  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid.
  • Provide language test results from a designated testing agency that match the language level declared in the 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 degree, diploma, or certificate;
  • Have a minimum level of work experience related to their field of education or training in a highly skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, or B) in one of Saskatchewan’s 36 in-demand occupations (See in-demand occupations list below);
  • Have at least one of the following in the field of education or training occupation:
    • One year work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled profession (non-trades),
    • Two years work experience in a skilled trade in the past five years; or
    • Twelve months work experience in Canada in the past three years (trades and non-trades).
  • Obtain proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure if their profession is regulated in Saskatchewan and requires mandatory (compulsory) certification or licensing; and
  • Have proof of sufficient settlement funds and a settlement plan.

 

In-Demand Occupations

 

Saskatchewan has a list of 36 eligible in-demand occupations. Of the 36 occupations, 12 do not require any professional licensure. An eligible individual with work experience in one of these occupations may apply to the SINP and receive a nomination certificate without ever applying for or obtaining any professional licensure.

 

No license required

 

NOCOCCUPATION
0423Managers in social, community and correctional services
1112Financial and investment analysts
2212Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
2121Biologists and related scientists
2123Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
2225Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
2242Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
2243Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
0811Managers in natural resources production and fishing
0821Managers in agriculture
0911Manufacturing managers
0912Utilities managers

 

Professional license required

 

Saskatchewan requires certain applicants to apply for professional licensure in order for the immigration application to be processed successfully. In many cases, this process may be completed from outside Canada.

 

One noteworthy change is to the licensure requirements for Software engineers and designers, which previously had the same licensure pathway. However, under the new list, these occupations have different pathways.

 

NOCOCCUPATIONNON-RESIDENT OF CANADA PATHWAY TO LICENSURE
0211Engineering managersAssociation of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
2131Civil engineersAssociation of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
2132Mechanical engineersAssociation of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
2133Electrical and electronics engineersAssociation of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
2141Industrial and manufacturing engineersAssociation of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
2147Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
2151ArchitectsRefer to Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) notes
2154Land surveyorsCanadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS)
2173Software engineersAssociation of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan
2173Software designersCanadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS)
2175Web designers and developerCanadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS)
4151PsychologistsCollege of Psychologists
4212Social and community service workersCanadian Association of Social Workers
4214Early childhood educators and assistantsMinistry of Education
3211Medical laboratory technologistsSaskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists
3216Medical sonographersSonography Canada
6331Meat cuttersSaskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7231MachinistsSaskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7272CabinetmakersSaskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7311Industrial mechanicsSaskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7312Heavy-duty equipment mechanicsSaskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7321Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanicsSaskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7322Motor vehicle body repairersSaskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7237WeldersSaskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)

 

 

Source:- https://www.cicnews.com/2018/06/saskatchewan-opens-express-entry-sub-category-to-400-applications-0610778.html#gs.hzX_8RE

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