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Saskatchewan opens popular Occupations In-Demand sub-category for the first time in 2018

400 applications to be accepted on first-come, first-served basis

 

The Government of Saskatchewan announced that the International Skilled Worker’s Occupations In-Demand sub-category of its Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program is now open for applications.

 

This is the first intake period of 2018.

 

Applications under the International Skilled Worker — Occupations In-Demand sub-category are received on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Individuals interested in applying to this sub-category do not require a job offer in order to submit an application.

 

This sub-category is considered a ‘base’ program, which means it is not aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system.

 

A successful nomination under this Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) Occupations In-Demand sub-category results in a provincial nomination certificate being issued to the applicant.

 

With a provincial nomination certificate, the applicant and his eligible family members may apply for permanent resident status with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

 

During the previous intake period, which took place on August 2, 2017, Saskatchewan introduced a new in-demand occupations list of 35 eligible occupations. The August intake opened to 1,200 applicants and filled within one day.

 

The popular sub-category is expected to fill quickly again, with only 400 new applications being accepted.

 

Attorney David Cohen, senior partner at the Campbell Cohen Law firm says, “We are happy to see the province of Saskatchewan continue to make use of its Provincial Nominee Program to fill labour market needs and provide a pathway to Canadian Permanent Residence.”

 

 

In order be eligible under this sub-category, applicants must:

 

    • Have proof of legal status, if currently residing in Canada;
    • Have a minimum language score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4;
    • Have completed at least one year of post-secondary education or training comparable to the Canadian education system (the program of study must have resulted in a degree, diploma, certificate, or a certificate equivalent to a trade certificate);
    • 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 (See in-demand occupations list, below);
    • Obtain proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure if their profession is regulated in Saskatchewan and requires mandatory (compulsory) certification or licensing;
    • Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan; and
    • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the point assessment grid.

 

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-popular-occupations-in-demand-sub-category-for-the-first-time-in-2018-0610754.html#gs.lXyFaNg

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