August 24, 2018 – Saskatchewan immigration has invited its first batch of skilled worker candidates under the province’s new Expression of Interest system.
At the same time, Saskatchewan also announced a change to its In-Demand Occupation List, removing 10 jobs.
The August 21 draw saw 466 candidates invited under the Saskatchewan Express Entry Sub-Category, with the lowest-ranked candidate scoring 68 points.
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All of the EOI candidates invited has Educational Credential Assessments, which is required for Saskatchewan applications.
The province says it will conduct a minimum of one draw per month under the EOI system.
What is the Process for Saskatchewan Expression of Interest?
- Submit EOI profile.
- Enter EOI candidate pool.
- EOI candidates selected.
- Invitations to Apply issued via regular draws.
- Candidates submit full application within 60 days.
- SINP officials assess applications and make decision.
What Are The Requirements For The Saskatchewan Express Entry Sub-Category?
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 Express Entry Pool, with profile number and job seeker validation code;
- Score a minimum of 60 points on the SINP points assessment grid;
- Provide valid language test results from a designated testing agency matching those in the Express Entry profile;
- Have completed one year of post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship comparable to the Canadian education system. You must have earned a diploma, certificate or degree.
- Degrees and diplomas obtained outside Canada subject to an Educational Credential Assessment;
- Have at least one of the following experience requirements in your field of education or training occupation:
- 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 NOC A, B, 0 included on the in-demand occupation list.
- Obtain the appropriate licensure 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.
- Pay a non-refundable $300 application fee online.
How To Qualify Under Saskatchewan’s New Expression of Interest System
A Saskatchewan statement said it was removing jobs from the In-Demand Occupations List so that ‘nominations do not exceed employment demand’.
What Jobs Were Removed From Saskatchewan’s In-Demand Occupations List?
|NOC Code||Job Title|
|2173||Software Engineers and Designers|
|2175||Web Designers and Developers|
|2225||Landscape and Horticulture Technicians and Specialists|
|2242||Electronic Service Technicians (household and business equipment)|
|4162||Economists and Economic Policy Researchers and Analysts|
What Is The New Saskatchewan In-Demand Occupations List?
|National Occupation Classification (NOC)||Occupations|
|3215||Medical Radiation Technologists|
|4212||Social and community service workers|
|4214||Early childhood educators and assistants|
|3211||Medical laboratory technologists|
|2123||Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists|
|7201||Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations|
|7204||Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades|
|7312||Heavy-duty equipment mechanics|
|7321||Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics|
|7322||Motor vehicle body repairers|
|7384||Recreation Vehicle Service|
|0822||Managers in horticulture|
|8252||Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers|
|0821||Managers in agriculture|
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