SASKATCHEWAN IMMIGRANT NOMINEE PROGRAM (SINP)’S SUB-CATEGORY INTERNATIONAL SKILLED WORKER – EXPRESS ENTRY REOPENS WITH AN EXPANDED LIST OF IN-DEMAND 43 OCCUPATIONS

The International Skilled Worker – Express Entry is a sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). This program has been reopened with an expanded list of 43 occupations which are currently in demand. It is in association with Canada’s Express Entry immigration selection system.

The candidates who are eligible for the Canadian Express Entry program and possess a work experience in one of these professions would be able to submit to apply for the provincial nomination under SINP. Consequently, additional 600 points would be awarded and an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence will also be issued in the consecutive draw from the pool.

International Skilled WorkerExpress Entry, the sub-category of SINP, was opened for a short span which catered the candidates on first-come, first-serve basis.  The overall quota for this category is 1,700 applications worldwide. A job offer is not required in order to apply for this program. During this intake period, there were chances of 600 applications to be accepted and remaining 1100 yet to be catered in upcoming months.”20 of the 43 in-demand occupations on the updated list don’t require the candidate to possess a professional license. However, the other 23 occupations do require a professional license.

The initial occupations list included 17 occupations only. Therefore, the candidates who were a part of the Express Entry pool but were not eligible for SINP are now eligible to apply for the program.

The below mentioned list mentions the occupations that do not require a professional license.

NOC

OCCUPATION

0124 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
0423 Managers in social, community and correctional services
1112 Financial and investment analysts
1122 Managers in Professional occupations in business management consulting
1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
2211 Chemical technologists and technicians
2121 Biologists and related scientists
2123 Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
2225 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
2231 Civil engineering technologists and technicians
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2242 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
2253 Drafting technologists and technicians
0714 Facility operation and maintenance managers
0811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing
0821 Managers in agriculture
0911 Manufacturing managers
0912 Utilities managers

The below mentioned list mentions the occupations that do require a professional license.

NOC OCCUPATION SINP REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO PROFESSIONAL STATUS OR LICENSURE
0211 Engineering managers Provide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership; or a letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2131 Civil engineers Provide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership; or a letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2132 Mechanical engineers Provide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership; or a letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers Provide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership; or a letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2141 Industrial and manufacturing engineers Provide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership; or a letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) Provide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership; or a letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.
2151 Architects Provide your “Academic Certification” documentation from the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB).

Or

Documentation from the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) showing your acceptance into the Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect (BEFA) program including an invitation to apply to the self-assessment phase (2nd step).

2154 Land surveyors Provide documentation from the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS) showing your “Candidate status” and eligibility to write the CBEPS candidate examinations.
2173 Software engineers and designers Provide documentation from the Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS) showing your:

·         Candidate Membership as an Associate Information Technology Professional (AITP); or,

·         Certified Membership as an Information Systems Professional (I.S.P); or,

·         Certified Membership as an Information Technology Certified Professional of Canada (ITCP).

For more information, visit the provincial regulator the Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS).

2175 Web designers and developer Provide documentation from the Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS) showing your:

·         Candidate Membership as an Associate Information Technology Professional (AITP); or,

·         Certified Membership as an Information Systems Professional (I.S.P); or,

·         Certified Membership as an Information Technology Certified Professional of Canada (ITCP).

For more information, visit the provincial regulator the Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS).

4151 Psychologists Provide documentation from the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists showing your eligibility for provisional licensure.
4212 Social and community service workers Provide your assessment of equivalency letter from the Canadian Association of Social Workers showing your foreign credential is equivalent to a Canadian Bachelor or Masters of Social Work.
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants Provide documentation from the Ministry of Education showing your eligibility for Early Childhood Educator Certification.
3211 Medical laboratory technologists Provide a copy of your valid licensure (temporary or provisional) from the Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists.
3216 Medical sonographers Provide documentation from Sonography Canada showing your eligibility to challenge their qualifying examinations OR Provide your Examination Confirmation Letter (ECL) or proof of Sonography Certification from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).Note: ARDMS examinations can be written in various testing centres worldwide through Pearson VUE.
6331 Meat cutters As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7231 Machinists As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7272 Cabinetmakers As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7311 Industrial mechanics As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7322 Motor vehicle body repairers As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).
7237 Welders As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires:

·         A trade qualifier assessment and,

·         Requires individuals to write exams in                     Saskatchewan.

 Minimum Eligibility Requirements for SINP

A candidate needs to meet the following eligibility requirements in order to be considered for the SINP’s International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category:

  • Have proof of legal status if currently residing in Canada; have an Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Validation Code and obtain a minimum of 60 out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid.
  • Provide language test results that match the language level requirements mentioned in the Express Entry profile.
  • Have completed minimum one year of post-secondary education or training which is equivalent to the Canadian education system and which has results in a degree, diploma, or a certificate.
  • Have a minimum level of work experience related to their field of education or a training in a highly skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, or B) and which is in-demand in Saskatchewan
  • Have at least one of the following in the field of education or training occupation:
  • 1 year work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled profession (non-trade);
  • 2 years work experience in a skilled trade in the past 5 years; or
  • 12 months work experience in Canada in the past 3 years (trade and non-trade).
  • Obtain proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan license if their profession requires a mandatory certification or licensing and have proof of sufficient funds and a plan in order to get settled.

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