New Application Fee for Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand Immigration Sub-Categories
As of April 1, 2017, applicants to two popular immigration streams of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) will be required to pay an application fee of $300 CAD when submitting the application. The fee will be mandatory for applicants to the International Skilled Worker: Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category and the International Skilled Worker: Occupation In-Demand sub-category.
Both of these SINP sub-categories have opened for new applications on numerous occasions since they were introduced in 2015. Typically, intake quotas for these streams fill within a few days, or even hours on occasion.
These sub-categories target newcomers who have work experience in an in-demand occupation. Moreover, no job offer is required for either sub-category.
SINP International Skilled Worker: Express Entry
Through this enhanced sub-category, eligible candidates in the federal Express Entry pool may apply for a provincial nomination certificate from Saskatchewan. A provincial nomination certificate through this sub-category gives the candidate 600 additional points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), and that candidate will then be in line for selection at a subsequent draw from the pool.
SINP International Skilled Worker: Occupation In-Demand
This base sub-category is for skilled workers who have experience in one of Saskatchewan’s in-demand occupations. Applications to this sub-category are processed outside the Express Entry system.