February 16, 2017 – Saskatchewan invited 500 new applications for its Express Entry International Skilled Worker category this week, and filled them inside 24 hours.
Skilled workers can now only apply if they have a job offer, under the province’s Employment Offer sub category.
Saskatchewan’s International Skilled Worker Sub-Categories
|SINP Category||Maximum number of applications||Number of applications currently being accepted|
|With an Employment Offer||5,000||5,000|
The Saskatchewan program is aimed at selecting applicants who have the education, experience, language proficiency and adaptability to contribute to the province’s prosperity. Nomination is based on a points system, where applicants receive consideration under the following factors:
- Education and Training;
- Work Experience;
- Language Ability;
- Connections to Saskatchewan, including family, job offer, work or study experience in the province.
Applicants must score a minimum of 60 out of a possible 100 points under the above mentioned selection factors to be considered for nomination. Applicants must also meet the following mandatory criteria:
- Have been accepted into the Express Entry pool and have an Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Validation Code;
- Have completed a minimum of one year of post – secondary education or training which is comparable to the Canadian education system and has resulted in a degree, diploma, certificate, or a certificate equivalent to a trade certificate (that is verifiable);
- Have a minimum level of work experience related to your field of education or training:
- At least one year of work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled profession (non-trades); OR
- At least two years of work experience in a skilled trade within the past five years; OR
- At least 12 months of skilled work experience in Canada in the past three years (trades and non- trades).
- Have work experience in a high skilled occupation (NOC “0”, “A” or “B”) that is considered to be in demand.
- Demonstrate sufficient settlement funds if applying without an approved job offer.
- Demonstrate a minimum language proficiency of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7, or higher if required by employers or regulatory bodies.
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Interested candidates: Find out whether you qualify to Canada by completing our free on-line evaluation. We will provide you with our evaluation within 1-2 business days.
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