The International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has reopened for 1,000 new applications, presenting an opportunity for eligible candidates in the government of Canada’s Express Entry immigration pool to apply for a provincial nomination without needing a job offer.
A successful application for a provincial nomination under the SINP International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category, which operates on a first-come, first-served basis, results in 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points being awarded and an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence being issued during a subsequent draw from the pool.
The last time this sub-category was in 27th July, when the intake of 600 new applications was filled within days — a common feature of this popular Canadian immigration category.
.Intake periods under this SINP Express Entry sub-category are typically short, usually filling within days, and the government of Saskatchewan does not give any prior warning as to when the sub-category may reopen
Minimum Eligibility Requirements
- Have proof of legal status, if currently residing in Canada;
- 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) that is considered to be in-demand in Saskatchewan (See in-demand occupations list above);
- 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.