Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-category opens for 400 new applications

Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-category opens for 400 new applications

Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-category opens for 400 new applications

Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-category opens for 400 new applications

Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-category opens for 400 new applications

First opening of first-come, first-served sub-category in 2018 announced January 10

The province of Saskatchewan’s International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category has opened to 400 new applications.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) made the announcement on the morning of January 10 and said the first come, first-served sub-category will remain open until the application threshold of 400 is met.

The International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category does not require a job offer or a connection to Saskatchewan. Instead, it enables the SINP to nominate individuals who are already in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s Express Entry pool with the necessary education, skilled work experience, language ability, and other factors to help them settle successfully in Saskatchewan.

Applicants who receive a provincial nomination under this Express Entry sub-category receive an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.

Over the course of 2017, this sub-category opened five times to a total of 3,200 applicants.

“Since this sub-category opens without advanced notice, it is important that interested Express Entry candidates be prepared and have their documents in order so they can quickly apply when it does,” says Attorney David Cohen, senior partner with the Canadian immigration law firm Campbell, Cohen.

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, only if he or she is currently residing in Canada; (It is important to note, however, that candidates do not need to be residing in Canada to be eligible for this sub-category)
  • 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) in one of Saskatchewan’s 35 in-demand occupations (See in-demand occupations list below);
  • 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.

SINP In-Demand Occupations List

There are currently 35 occupations on Saskatchewan’s In-Demand Occupation List, of which 12 do not require any professional licensure in order for a nomination to be issued. It is important to note that the full list has expanded and contracted since it came into effect last year.

Licensure not required

NOC OCCUPATION
0423 Managers in social, community and correctional services
1122 Managers in Professional occupations in business management consulting
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
2242 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
0811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing
0821 Managers in agriculture
0911 Manufacturing managers
0912 Utilities managers

Licensure required

NOC OCCUPATION SINP REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO PROFESSIONAL STATUS OR LICENSURE
0211 Engineering managers Provide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership; or you have received an academic assessment result letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2131 Civil engineers Provide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership; or you have received an academic assessment result letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2132 Mechanical engineers Provide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership, or you have received an academic assessment result letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers Provide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership, or you have received an academic assessment result letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2141 Industrial and manufacturing engineers Provide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership, or you have received an academic assessment result letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) Provide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership, or you have received an academic assessment result letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2151 Architects Provide your “Academic Certification” documentation from the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB).

Or

 

Documentation from the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) showing your acceptance into the Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect (BEFA) program including an invitation to apply to the self-assessment phase (2nd step).

2154 Land surveyors Provide documentation from the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS) showing your “Candidate status” and eligibility to write the CBEPS candidate examinations.
2173 Software engineers and designers Provide documentation from the Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS) showing your:

Candidate Membership as an Associate Information Technology Professional (AITP); or,

Certified Membership as an Information Systems Professional (I.S.P); or,

Certified Membership as an Information Technology Certified Professional of Canada (ITCP).

For more information, visit the provincial regulator the Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS).

2175 Web designers and developer Provide documentation from the Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS) showing your:

Candidate Membership as an Associate Information Technology Professional (AITP); or,

Certified Membership as an Information Systems Professional (I.S.P); or,

Certified Membership as an Information Technology Certified Professional of Canada (ITCP).

For more information, visit the provincial regulator the Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS).

4151 Psychologists Provide documentation from the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists showing your eligibility for provisional licensure.
4212 Social and community service workers Provide your assessment of equivalency letter from the Canadian Association of Social Workers showing your foreign credential is equivalent to a Canadian Bachelor or Masters of Social Work.
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants Provide documentation from the Ministry of Education showing your eligibility for Early Childhood Educator Certification.
3211 Medical laboratory technologists Provide a copy of your valid licensure (temporary or provisional) from the Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists.
3216 Medical sonographers Provide documentation from Sonography Canada showing your eligibility to challenge their qualifying examinations.

Or Provide your Examination Confirmation Letter (ECL) or proof of Sonography Certification from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).Note: ARDMS examinations can be written in various testing centers worldwide through Pearson VUE.

6331 Meat cutters As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7231 Machinists As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7272 Cabinetmakers As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7311 Industrial mechanics As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7322 Motor vehicle body repairers As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7237 Welders As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
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