Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker – Express Entry Sub-Category Reopens

The International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has reopened. The government of Saskatchewan updated its website the morning of Wednesday, July 20 to announce that this Canadian immigration option was now open to new applications.

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 category, 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 is the seventh time that the sub-category has opened since it was first introduced last year; the intake cap typically fills quickly, often within a matter of days, or even hours.

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 residing in Canada;
  • Have been accepted into IRCC’s Express Entry pool and have an Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Validation Code;
    • The Number and Code must be included in the SINP application.
  • Provide language test results from a designated testing agency that match the language level declared in 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 degree, diploma, certificate, or a certificate equivalent to a trade 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) that is considered to be in-demand in Saskatchewan (See in-demand occupations list below);
    • At least one year of work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled profession (non-trades); OR
    • At least two years of work experience in a skilled trade within the past five years; OR
    • At least one year of skilled 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;
  • Hold a certificate of qualification (also known as 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 sufficient settlement funds and a settlement plan; and
  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid.
    NOC Occupation Skill Level
    0213 Computer and Information Systems Managers 0
    0423 Managers in Social, Community and Correctional Services 0
    0513 Recreation, Sports and Fitness Program and Service Directors 0
    0714 Facility Operation and Maintenance Managers 0
    0821 Managers in Agriculture 0
    1224 Property Administrators B
    1225 Purchasing Agents and Officers B
    1252 Health Information Management Occupations B
    2161 Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries A
    2171 Information Systems Analysts and Consultants A
    2221 Biological Technologists and Technicians B
    2225 Landscape and Horticulture Technicians and Specialists B
    2231 Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians B
    2232 Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians B
    2244 Aircraft Instrument, Electrical and Avionics Mechanics, Technicians and Inspectors B
    2253 Drafting Technologists and Technicians B
    2255 Technical Occupations in Geomantic and Meteorology B
    7253 Gas Fitters B
    7312 Heavy-duty Equipment Mechanics B
    7321 Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers B
    7332 Appliance Servicers and Repairers

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