Saskatchewan Express Entry Opens for 1,000 New Applications

Saskatchewan Express Entry Opens for 1,000 New Applications

Saskatchewan Express Entry Opens for 1,000 New Applications

Saskatchewan Express Entry Opens for 1,000 New Applications

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 late July, when the intake of 600 new applications was filled within days — a common feature of this popular Canadian immigration category.

In-Demand Occupations

Of the 42 occupations on the new list, 19 do not require any professional licensure in order for a nomination to be issued.

No licensure required

NOC Occupation
0124 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
0423 Managers in social, community and correctional services
1112 Financial and investment analysts
1122 Managers in Professional occupations in business management consulting
1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing, and public relations
2211 Chemical technologists and technicians
2212 Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
2121 Biologists and related scientists
2123 Agricultural representatives, consultants, and specialists
2225 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2242 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
2253 Drafting technologists and technicians
0811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing
0821 Managers in agriculture
0911 Manufacturing managers
0912 Utilities managers
2231 Civil engineering technologists and technicians

Professional licensure required

Saskatchewan requires certain applicants to have obtained professional licensure in order for the immigration application to be processed to completion. This process may be completed from outside Canada.

An application submitted by an individual in one of these occupations that does not include the appropriate proof of licensure may be held for processing until this is provided. All other required documentation must be included in the application, otherwise it will be returned to the applicant and the CAD $300 government processing fee may not be refunded.

NOC OCCUPATION NON-RESIDENT OF CANADA PATHWAY TO LICENCURE
0211 Engineering managers Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
2131 Civil engineers Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
2132 Mechanical engineers Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
2141 Industrial and manufacturing engineers Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
2151 Architects Refer to Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) notes
2157 Land surveyors Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS)
2154 Land surveyors Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS)
2173 Software engineers and designers Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS)
2175 Web designers and developer Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS)
4151 Psychologists College of Psychologists
4212 Social and community service workers Canadian Association of Social Workers
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants Canadian Association of Social Workers
3211 Medical laboratory technologists Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists
3216 Medical sonographers Sonography Canada
6331 Meat cutters Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7231 Machinists Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7272 Cabinetmakers Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7311 Industrial mechanics Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7322 Motor vehicle body repairers Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7237 Welders Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC

 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 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.

“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,” notes Attorney David Cohen.

“As such, the first-come, first-served system rewards individuals who have prepared in advance and who are following Provincial Nominee Program updates regularly, as these are the people best placed to submit an application when the SINP opens its doors to Express Entry skilled workers.”

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Quebec to Welcome a Diverse Range of Immigrants in 2018

Quebec to Welcome a Diverse Range of Immigrants in 2018

Quebec to Welcome a Diverse Range of Immigrants in 2018

Quebec to Welcome a Diverse Range of Immigrants in 2018

The Canadian province of Quebec has released its Immigration Plan for 2018, with strategies in place to continue welcoming a wide range of skilled workers, businesspeople, family members of Quebec residents, and refugees.

This plan is scheduled to be implemented during a period of transition for Quebec, during which the province intends to formulate a new immigration system based what it calls a ‘declaration of interest’ model, much like the federal government’s Express Entry system, which Quebec does not participate in. It is not yet known when this system might be rolled out, or exactly how it may function.

Two important sets of figures are revealed in the plan: the target number of people to be selected by Quebec and issued a Quebec Selection Certificate, and the target number of people to be admitted to Quebec as new permanent residents.

The CSQ is a document issued by Quebec declaring that the holder has been selected to settle in Quebec based on criteria set by the province. With a CSQ, the applicant can submit an application for Canadian permanent residence to the federal immigration authorities, which will review the application on medical and criminal admissibility grounds.

Quebec plans to issue up to 29,000 certificates under its skilled worker programs next year; this includes certificates issued under what the province calls the Regular Skilled Worker Program, as well as certificates issued under the Quebec Experience Program.

The Regular Skilled Worker Program is a points-based program, designed to welcome newcomers who satisfy a points threshold based on human capital factors, including: area of training, work experience, age, language proficiency in French and/or English, prior relationship with Quebec (through visits or family), and the human capital factors of the applicant’s spouse or common-law partner (if applicable). Potential applicants should note that although French proficiency is among the factors, it is not an eligibility requirement for the program. Individuals who have little or no knowledge of French, but who have strong credentials in other areas, may be eligible to apply. However, one of the stated goals contained in Quebec’s Immigration Plan for 2018 is for at least 85 percent of adult skilled worker newcomers to know French upon admission to the province.

Potential applicants must accrue enough points for these factors before then satisfying a second points threshold, where points may be awarded for any accompanying dependent children and proof of financial self-sufficiency.

Earlier this year, Quebec announced in the Gazette Officially du Quebec, which lists all the legislative and regulatory decisions taken by the government of Quebec, that the Regular Skilled Worker Program would receive up to 5,000 new applications during an intake period scheduled to occur before March 31, 2018. The exact dates for the upcoming intake period are yet to be announced. Moreover, some temporary residents in Quebec, as well as some individuals with a validated job offer, may be eligible to apply for a CSQ at any time.

The PEQ is a separate program, designed to help foreign workers and international students in the province settle permanently. PEQ applicants are required to prove advanced-intermediate French ability. Certificates issued to PEQ applicants are fast-tracked, with applicants often receiving a decision on their CSQ application within weeks of applying.

Quebec also offers a wide range of business immigration programs for investors, entrepreneurs, and self-employed individuals. The province expects to issue between 4,000 and 6,000 certificates to business applicants in 2018. The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) is particularly popular, as it offers a passive investment opportunity, guaranteed by a Quebec government entity.

Number of people to be selected by Quebec

Category/program Minimum Maximum
Skilled Worker 26,000 29,000
Business 4,000 6,000
Other Economic* 600 800
Refugees** 5,600 6,500
Others*** 500 700
Total 36,700 43,000

Number of people to be admitted to Quebec

The following table shows the target numbers of new permanent residents to be admitted to Quebec. This may include individuals who obtained a CSQ prior to 2018.

Category/program Minimum Maximum
Economic immigration 29,200 30,600
Skilled worker 24,300 25,300
Business 4,200 4,500
Other economic* 700 800
Family reunification 11,900 12,800
Refugees and people in similar situations 8,700 9,500
Refugees selected abroad 6,100 6,500
Taken in charge by the state 1,650 1,700
Sponsored 4,400 4,800
Recognized locally 2,600 3,000
Others*** 800 900
Total 50,700 53,900

*Includes caregivers and other economic class immigrants.

**Includes, in particular, state-assisted refugees and sponsored refugees.

***Includes various selected for humanitarian or public interest reasons.

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Find Out How Quebec Skilled Worker Programme works

Find Out How Quebec Skilled Worker Programme works

Find Out How Quebec Skilled Worker Programme works

Find Out How Quebec Skilled Worker Programme works

The Quebec Skilled Worker Programme (QSWP) is a very popular Provincial Nominee Programmes (PNP) of Canada. It enables individuals across the world to reside and do a job in the region through their opening stay and contribute to its economic growth, together with the expansion of the local Quebec labor market.

It is fairly like the Federal Skilled Worker Programme. But, the selection requirements are not closely identical. Unlike other provinces of the nation, Quebec Immigration has the power to establish laws and rules regulating immigration to the province.

The province is the largest in the Maple Leaf Country and located in its east-central zone even while it is the only province in the nation where the French language is employed primarily. The region has advanced open economy and is placed at the 37th spot, in terms of economy in the world, just next to Greece and 28th for the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

The province is a hub of pioneering businesses, comprising information technologies, aerospace, and software and multimedia even as it is a top high-tech player in the whole North American region. Nearly 7,300 businesses are functioning employing over 145,000 persons.

The province has plans to make 115,000 new employment opportunities in knowledge and innovation segments by 2017 and so it invites immigrants to make good contributions to its economy.

Coming back to the Quebec Skilled Worker Programme, it gives people & families the chance to submit a petition to a plan that still runs on a first-come, first-served basis, as against the ‘Expression of Interest’ systems that have become pretty common throughout several other Canadian provinces, as well as at the federal stage.

The candidates first submit an application to the administration of Quebec for a Quebec Selection Certificate, prior to presenting a petition to the federal administration for the Permanent Residence standing in the nation. While the province evaluates the application based on the different requirements decided by the province, the federal administration evaluates it for the different admissibility factors.

Quebec Skilled Worker Programme–How It Functions

For the latest application cycle, the aspirants, eager to present a petition for a CSQ via the QSWP, did so through the online management structure Mon project Quebec. While making an account, people had to key-in their personal details associated with their civil standing, job background, education background, family, and preceding trips to the province, in case applicable, and also additional personal particulars. The incumbent Quebec administration has reportedly not made public if the upcoming application cycle will diverge from the procedure.

The QSWP is basically a points-based immigration scheme, whereby points can be given for a person’s specific area of training, job experience, age, language skills in French and/or English, prior association with Quebec (via either trips or family), the human capital factors of the candidate’s partner or common-law partner (in case pertinent).

It is necessary that the possible candidates accumulate sufficient points for these factors prior to then catering to a second Points Threshold, where points could be doled-out for any escorting dependent kids & evidence of financial independence.

Even as there is no need whatsoever of an employment offer for the QSWP, extra points could be offered for an authenticated employment offer in the region.

If you are a would-be candidate, you need to also note that you could be given points for French expertise, despite the fact that the same is not an eligibility condition for the scheme. Those who do not have knowledge of French, but who have rather solid credentials in other regions, could have the eligibility to submit an application to the QSWP.

Quebec Skilled Worker Programme–Key Requirements

  • Among others, you need to fulfill these requirements:
  • You must intend to settle in the province with the target of doing a job there.
  • You must have not less than 1 diploma from a secondary education establishment or a diploma from Vocational Studies.
  • You must be armed with the appropriate training and occupational skills that will ease your integration into the local job market of the province.
  • A corroborated employment offer in Quebec is crucial, it is not compulsory in case you have experience in a particular area of training (Immigration Quebec) provided you meet the needed points from the various selection features.
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