The International Skilled Worker - Occupations In-Demand sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has closed for new applications, just one day after reopening for 1,200 new applications on August 9.
Through this 'base' SINP sub-category, which is not aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system, eligible skilled workers with experience in an in-demand occupation can make an application for a provincial nomination certificate, which may then be followed by an application for Canadian permanent residence. Applicants do not require a job offer.
This SINP sub-category has reopened on three occasions so far in 2017.
Among other eligibility requirements, applicants must be highly-skilled in an in-demand occupation in the province. The current list includes 42 in-demand occupations across a range of industries, notably in engineering, trades, agriculture, health care, and IT. Twenty-three of these occupations require professional licensure from a designated organization before an application may be accepted. A full list of in-demand occupations can be found below.
Eligibility Requirements for SINP International Skilled Worker - Occupations In-Demand
In order to be eligible under the Occupations In-Demand 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 highly-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.