Saskatchewan has made changes to its in-demand occupation list. It has expanded the list of in-demand occupations which are associated with the Express Entry and in-demand occupation sub-categories. From 19 occupations, the list is growing to over 200.
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is having two popular streams where there is no mandatory to have an employment offer or work experience in Canada for eligibility.
One among these streams is a sub-category of Express Entry. The interested candidates need to create a profile in Canada’s federal Express Entry pool. By meeting the required eligibility, candidates can receive a nomination and get awarded with 600 points towards their CRS score. With an improvement in the overall score, one can easily obtain an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canada PR.
The other stream – in-demand occupation sub-category is referred for the candidates who are not registered in Express Entry pool. The candidates need to apply for permanent residency outside the Express Entry, and this may be a slower process.
However, both sub-categories need proper work experience in the eligible high skilled occupation list. The high-skilled occupation is referred to as Skill Level A or B or Skill Type 0 of the National Occupation Classification.
Instead of listing the complete occupations which are eligible, the SINP is displaying only 129 occupations which are excluded. This is making a list available with 200 eligible occupations.
Candidates with a plan to lodge applications through either Express Entry or planning to migrate with their in-demand occupation sub-category must sign up for an Expression Of interest with the SINP.
David Cohen, a Senior Partner with the Campbell Cohen Canadian immigration law firm state that, “These SINP streams have long been a great pathway for eligible candidates, albeit with work experience in a very limited number of occupations, to pursue nomination and then permanent residence in Canada.”
“Opening these streams to many more occupations has the potential to benefit Saskatchewan’s labour market as well as the highly skilled candidates who dream of a life in Canada and whose occupations are now on the list.”
Interested candidates need to first submit their express entry profile and then receive a nomination through an Express Entry sub-category. However, to get considered under the Saskatchewan’s Expression of Interest system, you need to possess a nomination through the sub-category.