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International Skilled Workers – Saskatchewan Express Entry Stream Selects Approx. 500 Applications

International skilled workers – Saskatchewan express entry stream selects approx. 500 applications among the 2600 entries.

The Saskatchewan immigration office opened the entry for Canada Express category on July 5th, 2018. Presently, the entries are closed due to reaching the maximum limit of intakes.

You will, however, understand the details of the scheme in this article.

International skilled workers – Saskatchewan express entry stream selects approx. 500 applications among the 2600 entries.

The stream is for those candidates who have their profile created in Canadian Express Entry Pool and who are willing to spend their livelihood in Saskatchewan. There is a set of selection criteria which you must meet in order to get into the stream.

While submitting their applications, the individuals must pay a fee of $300, which is non-refundable.

Criteria for Saskatchewan Express Entry

If you want to be qualified for this stream, you must not be a refugee claimant. Once this criterion is satisfied, you can be eligible with legal status in and outside Canada.

Aside from this, the other criteria that must be satisfied are,

  • Candidates must create a profile in Canada Express Entry pool and get a valid job seeker validation code.
  • Applicants must be able to score at least 60 points out of 100 in the SINP grid.
  • You must show the results of your language test from an authorized testing agency. They should be the same as your declaration in the Express Entry Profile.
  • You must have completed one (1) year of post-secondary education or training under the system which is similar to the Canadian education system. You should have a diploma or a degree at least a certificate of training.
  • You must also have any one of these,
  • A one year experience as a skilled professional, in the past 10 years
  • A two years experience as a skilled trade, in the past 5 years
  • An experience of one year in Canada, in the past 3 years (trades or non-trades)
  • Must have experience in any high skilled occupation which is categorized according to the National Occupation Classification (NOC), 0, A & B, which is considered in high demand in Saskatchewan
  • Must provide proof that you are eligible to have a license, which states if your profession is a regulated or skilled trade. In the case of skilled trade, you must bear a certificate from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission.
  • Must have a proof of settlement funds and a plan.

Saskatchewan Express Entry Point Calculator

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is a popular pathway to immigrating into Saskatchewan Province in Canada. If you wish to obtain Permanent Residency in Saskatchewan, Canada you may apply in the SINP program. But, you should also note that the Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program is based on a point-based selection system.

The basic requirement for calculation of the score of each candidate is the Saskatchewan Immigration Points Calculator system. This calculator system takes into consideration certain factors like age, education, employability, work experience, adaptability, and connection to Saskatchewan labour market. These factors taken together are allocated to a particular score and on the basis of this score, candidates are invited to apply for permanent residence status. The minimal score required to be qualified for the invitation of application for PR status is 60 points out of a maximum 100 points.

Before applying for SINP check the points table below to find out the points you acquired for your each profile factor to determine if you qualify for SINP.

Saskatchewan Immigration Point Table 2019

The SINP allocates a certain points to all applications on the basis of which they are nominated to apply for PR status. The factors determing the selection criteria are:

Selection factor Points
Education and training Maximum 23 points
Skilled work experience Maximum 15 points
Language proficiency Maximum 20 points
Age Maximum 12 points
Connection to Saskatchewan labour market Maximum 30 points
Total Maximum 100 points
Pass Mark: 60 points

Now let’s take a look at the breakdown of the different categories which are scored in the points system.

A: EDUCATION AND TRAINING Points
Master’s or Doctorate degree 23
University Bachelor’s Degree (atleast 3-year program) 20
Trade Certification (equivalent to Saskatchewan journeyperson and accreditted by the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trades Certification board) 20
Degree, certificate or diploma (minimum 2-year program) 15
Degree, certificate or diploma (atleast 1-year program of study, or equivalent to a trade certificate. 12
B: SKILLED WORK EXPERIENCE Points
     a) In the Five (5) year period before application submission date
5 years 10
4 years 8
3 years 6
2 years 4
1 year 2
     b) In the 6-10 year before application submission date
5 years 5
4 years 4
3 years 3
2 years 2
Less than 1 year 0
C: LANGUAGE ABILITY Points
TEF scores to CLB 4 through 10
CLB 8 and higher 20
CLB 7 18
CLB 6 16
CLB 5 14
CLB 4 12
 French or English speaker without language test results 0
D: AGE Points
 < 18 years 0
 18 – 21 years 8
 22 – 34 years 12
 35 – 45 years 10
 46 – 50 years 8
 > 50 years 0
MAXIMUM POINTS FOR FACTOR I 70

The remaining points are allocated for having a strong tie to the Saskatchewan Labour Market which demonstrate a genuine desire to settle in Saskatchewan and positively contribute to the development of the economy. Below is the categories in this factor assessment criteria:

II: CONNECTION TO SASKATCHEWAN LABOUR MARKET & ADAPTABILITY  Points
Highly skilled job offer from a Saskatchewan employer 30
Having close family relative in Saskatchewan (The candidates or accompanying spouse has a parent, sibling, grandparent, uncle, aunt, cousin, niece, nephew, and step-family members or in-laws, who are Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The family members in Saskatchewan must meet the prerequisite as listed under “Required Documents” .) 20
Prior work experience in Saskatchewan (minimum of Twelve (12) months of work in the past five (5) years on a valid work permit) 5
Past student experience in Saskatchewan (Minimum of One full-time academic year of study at an approved Saskatchewan post-secondary academic institution on a valid study permit) 5
MAXIMUM POINTS FOR FACTOR II 30
MAXIMUM POINTS TOTAL: I + II = 100

The SINP Immigration Points Calculator above provide you with the tool to calculate your total points for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) and thus, confirm your eligibility for the same.