Saskatchewan PNP

Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker Category

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) allows the province of Saskatchewan to nominate applicants to the Canadian federal government for permanent residence (PR). There are three main categories:

• International Skilled Worker

• Saskatchewan Experience

• Business Immigration

 

International Skilled Worker

Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker category further divided into three subcategories

Employment Offer

• Occupation-In-Demand

• Saskatchewan Express Entry

 

Employment Offer

This sub-category enables a skilled worker having a job offer in Saskatchewan to get a PR. Skilled workers living outside of Canada or people living in Canada with proof of legal status, both are eligible.

Requirements

• Must have a minimum score of 60 points on the SINP point assessment grid;

• At least one-year experience in the past 10 years in the relevant occupation;

• A minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 4. Hiring employer may ask for a higher score;

• Must obtain appropriate licensure if the intended profession is regulated. For skilled trades a certificate is required from Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission;

• Job-offer must be in NOC A, B, 0 or a designated trade

• Have worked more than six months for the employer offering you the job, with a valid work permit. Your job offer must be for the same career you have been working in for the past six months.

• Have at least a score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 if your job offer is in a NOC ‘C’ occupation.

• Job-offer must be in NOC A, B, 0 or a designated trade

• Valid SINP Job approval letter;

 

Occupation-In-Demand

This category is for applicants who do not have a job offer in Saskatchewan but possess the skill which is in demand in Saskatchewan. The province of Saskatchewan publishes a negative list of excluded occupations and applicants need to check that their occupation is not on that list. Skilled workers living outside of Canada or people living in Canada with proof of legal status, both are eligible.

 

Requirements

• Must have a minimum score of 60 points out of 110on the SINP point assessment grid;

• A minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 4. Hiring employer may ask for a higher score;

• Applicant must have completed one year of post-secondary education, training, or apprenticeship and should be comparable to the Canadian education system;

• Education credential including degree and diploma obtained outside Canada should be verified through Educational Credential Assessment;

• Should have at least one year of work experience in the applicant’s education field or training occupation. Applicant’s experience should be in conformity with the NOC A, B, O category and should not be on the Excluded Occupation List;

• Must obtain appropriate licensure in Saskatchewan if the intended profession requires one. In such a case application will not be processed without the valid licensure;

• Applicant must have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan;

• An applicant needs to pay a non-refundable application fee of $350.

NOTE -Occupation-In-Demand operates using an Expression of Interest (EOI) system.

 

Saskatchewan Express Entry

This category is for applicants who want to work in Saskatchewan and are in the Federal Express Entry Pool. Skilled workers living outside of Canada or people living in Canada with proof of legal status, both are eligible.

 

Requirements

• Must have a profile in the Express Entry Pool. Applicant must have a profile number and job seeker validation code;

• Must have a minimum score of 60 points out of 110 on the SINP point assessment grid;

• Must have passed the language test conducted by a designated testing agency (IELTS/ CELPIP i.e. minimum CLB 7 (for occupation in-demand category – minimum CLB 4)

• Applicant must have completed one year of post-secondary education, training, or apprenticeship and should be comparable to the Canadian education system;

• Education credential including degree and diploma obtained outside Canada should be verified through Educational Credential Assessment;

• Should meet at least one of the following experience requirements in the applicant’s field of education or training occupation.

o One year of work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled profession (non-trades);

o Two years of work experience in a skilled trade in the past five years; or

o One year of work experience in Canada in the past three years (trades and non-trades).

• Applicant must have work experience in a high skilled occupation in NOC A, B, O not included on the Excluded Occupation List.

• Must obtain appropriate licensure if the intended profession is regulated. For skilled trades a certificate is required from Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission;

• Your above work experience must be in the field of your completed post-secondary education or training.

o Your work experience must be related to your job and education.

o Visit SINP Requirements Related to Professional Status or Licensure to see if your job needs specific SINP education requirements.

• You may need to show a Professional Status or proof of eligibility for Licensure for your job.

o Applicants must see Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry Occupation Requirements for these requirements. If you are asked to show this, your application will be held. You do not need to show licensure documents unless asked.

o You must include all documents in your application. If your application will be closed if it is missing documents and your application fee will not be returned.

• Applicant must have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan;

• An applicant needs to pay a non-refundable application fee of $350.

NOTE -Saskatchewan Express Entry operates using an Expression of Interest (EOI) system.

Process

1. Application – An applicant, who has already filed an Expression of Interest (EOI) in the express entry system, may receive an invitation from the provincial authority of Saskatchewan to apply for the nomination. An applicant can directly contact the Saskatchewan province for the nomination. An applicant needs to follow an online application procedure.

2.Nomination – Theprofileof the applicant will be evaluated thoroughly. There are various parameters like age, language proficiency, education, work experience, adaptability, etc on which an applicant will be evaluated and will be awarded points individually. If the applicant meets the required score, then he/she will be nominated by the province.

3. Permanent Residence Application – With the support of the provincial nomination, an applicant can apply at Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for a permanent residence (PR).

Timeline -Normally Saskatchewan authorities take 3 to 6 months to issue a nomination. IRCC takes around 6 months to process an application filed under the Express Entry sub-category and 12-15 months* for an application filed under Occupation in Demand sub-category.

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