Saskatchewan immigration officials have moved to increase 2017 application thresholds for the two most popular categories of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).
As of August 22, 2017, the SINP Express Entry category will accept a further 900 applications, increasing the 2017 threshold from 1,700 to 2,600. Meanwhile, the SINP Occupations In Demand category will accept 300 more applications, with the threshold rising to 3,300 from 3,000.
The increases reflect the popularity of both streams, neither of which require a job offer. Saskatchewan immigration officials open both categories periodically throughout the year, with application places always snapped up quickly.
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The Occupations in Demand category last opened on August 9, 2017 and closed a day later, with the 1,200 application places taken. The Canada Express Entry category opened for 600 applications on July 27, 2017, and was closed again on July 28, 2017.
By contrast, the SINP Employment Offer category is always open, with 4,136 application places remaining against a 2017 threshold of 5,000.
SINP Application Thresholds By Category
|SINP Category||Previous maximum number of applications||Maximum number of applications as of August 22||Number of applications currently being accepted|
|With an Employment Offer||5,000||5,000||4,136|
|Occupations In Demand||3,000||3,300||0|
Eligibility: International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry
Candidates from outside Canada, or with legal status in Canada, qualify for this Saskatchewan immigration category, provided they are not a refugee claimant.
Additionally, candidates must:
- Have a profile in the Canada Express Entry Pool and a job seeker validation code.
- Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the SINP grid.
- Provide valid language test results from a designated testing agency. The results should match what you declared in your Express Entry profile.
- Have completed at least one year of post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship that’s comparable to the Canadian education system. You should have earned a diploma, certificate or degree.
- Have at least one of the following:
- One year of work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled profession (non-trades);
- Two years of work experience in a skilled trade in the past five years; or
- One year of work experience in Canada in the past three years (trades and non-trades).
- Have work experience in a high skilled occupation in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 0, A or B considered in demand in Saskatchewan.
- Prove you are eligible for a license in Saskatchewan, where your profession is regulated, or a skilled trade. For skilled trades, a certificate is required from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission.
- Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan.
International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand Category: Requirements
- Score at least 60 out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid.
- Language score of at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4.
- Post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship comparable to the Canadian education system of at least a year, earning a diploma, certificate or degree.
- Have at least one-year work experience in the past 10 years in your occupation (see list below)
- Proof you are qualified to get a license in Saskatchewan if your field so requires.
- Proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan.
Saskatchewan Occupations in Demand
|National Occupation Classification (NOC)||Occupations|
|2133||Electrical and electronics engineers|
|2141||Industrial and manufacturing engineers|
|2147||Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)|
|2173||Software engineers and designers|
|2175||Web designers and developer|
|4212||Social and community service workers|
|4214||Early childhood educators and assistants|
|3211||Medical laboratory technologists|
|124||Advertising, marketing and public relations managers|
|423||Managers in social, community and correctional services|
|1112||Financial and investment analysts|
|1122||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|
|2231||Civil engineering technologists and technicians|
|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|
|7312||Heavy-duty equipment mechanics|
|7321||Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics|
|7322||Motor vehicle body repairers|
|811||Managers in natural resources production and fishing|
|821||Managers in agriculture|