The province of Saskatchewan has reopened its International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) and will accept up to 600 new applications. This sub-category allows eligible candidates in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry pool to obtain 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points, and an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence at a subsequent draw from the pool.
This is the first time since February that this sub-category has been open for new applications. The February intake quota of 500 new applications filled within a day, testament to the popularity of this program and Saskatchewan as an immigration destination.
Candidates should note that there has been a slight change in the list of eligible occupations for this sub-category. Whereas previously there were 21 occupations listed, the province has updated the list and four occupations are no longer listed. The current list therefore includes 17 occupations.
In order to be eligible for the SINP’s International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category, candidates must:
|0423||Managers in Social, Community and Correctional Services||0|
|0513||Recreation, Sports and Fitness Program and Service Directors||0|
|0714||Facility Operation and Maintenance Managers||0|
|0821||Managers in Agriculture||0|
|1252||Health Information Management Occupations||B|
|2161||Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries||A|
|2221||Biological Technologists and Technicians||B|
|2225||Landscape and Horticulture Technicians and Specialists||B|
|2231||Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians||B|
|2232||Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians||B|
|2244||Aircraft Instrument, Electrical and Avionics Mechanics, Technicians and Inspectors||B|
|2253||Drafting Technologists and Technicians||B|
|2255||Technical Occupations in Geomantic and Meteorology||B|
|7312||Heavy-duty Equipment Mechanics||B|
|7321||Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers||B|
|7332||Appliance Servicers and Repairers||B|