Immigration officials of Saskatchewan province in Canada have increased 2017 application ceilings for the two most sought-after categories of the SINP (Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program).
It was announced by them that as of 22 August 2017, the SINP Express Entry category will accept 900 applications more, increasing the 2017 cap to 2,600 from 1,700. On the other hand, the Occupations In Demand category of SINP will accept 300 additional applications, raising the threshold to 3,300 from 3,000.
This indicates the popularity of both the streams and a job offer is not necessary for either of them, says immigration.ca.
Saskatchewan immigration officials make available both categories at regular intervals throughout the year.
Opened last on 9 August 2017 and closed one day later, the Occupations in Demand category saw the 1,200 application being taken. The Canada Express Entry category, which opened for 600 applications on 27 July, was closed on 28 July.
The SINP Employment Offer category, however, is always open, as 4,136 application places remained against the year’s cap of 5,000.
Eligibility requirements for international skilled workers – Saskatchewan Express Entry
People who can qualify for this Saskatchewan immigration category are candidates from outside Canada, or with legal status in the country as long as they are not refugee claimants.
In addition, candidates must have in the Canada Express Entry Pool a profile and a job seeker validation code, must have scored at least 60 points out of 100 on the SINP grid, provide language exam results from a designated testing authority, the results should not differ from those declared by the candidates in their Express Entry profiles, should have completed a minimum of one year of post-secondary education and training or apprenticeship that is on par with the Canadian education system and the candidates should be holders of a certificate, diploma or degree.
Besides, they should have had one-year work experience in the last 10 years in a skilled profession (not in trades); two years work experience in a skilled trade in the last five years; and one-year work experience in Canada in the past three years (trades as well as non-trades).
In addition, they must have work experience in a high skilled occupation in the NOC (National Occupational Classification) 0, A or B that are in demand in Saskatchewan, show proof that they are eligible for a Saskatchewan license, where their profession is
kept in control, or a skilled trade and a certificate is needed from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission for skilled trades and possessing evidence of settlement funds and a settlement plan.
Requirements for international skilled workers – Occupations In-Demand Category
Candidates should have scored a minimum of 60 out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid, have a language score of not less than four in CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark), post-secondary education, apprenticeship or training on par with the Canadian education system of minimum one year, with a certificate, diploma or degree, have minimum one-year work experience in the last 10 years in their respective occupations, show proof that they are eligible to obtain a license in Saskatchewan if their field requires it and produce proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan.
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