May 19, 2016 – Hot demand for spaces in Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs was revealed this week as Saskatchewan invited 500 new applications and filled them inside 36 hours.
Express Entry applications for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program were invited at 1pm on Tuesday May 17th, and the stream was closed again by Wednesday night May 18th.
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
Several of the provinces have voiced their concerns over the size of the quotas in their programs.
The provinces see their programs as key to bringing in the specific types of skilled workers they need to boost their individual economies.
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 CIC’s 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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