Saskatchewan province introduces new application fees for its Internal Skilled Worker Streams

Posted on March 18, 2017

Popular province Saskatchewan has introduced a new fee for its Immigrant Nominee Program, which would come into effect from April 1, 2017. According to news, applicants will have to pay a fee of $300 when submitting an application for the International Skilled Worker (Saskatchewan Express Entry) or International Skilled Worker (Occupation In-Demand Subcategories).

The International Skilled Worker Express Entry is a sub-category of SINP program for applicants who are in the Express Entry Pool, and who stand eligible for Saskatchewan Provincial Nomination Certificate. Applicants who gain this certificate will get an additional 600 points under the CRS system of Canada Express Entry. These points increase the chances and ease the obtaining of ITA for Canada PR.

Another subcategory of the SINP is the International Skilled Worker Occupation In Demand category, where occupants of the most demanded occupations are invited to reside in Saskatchewan. This stream does not involve Express Entry, does not require a job offer but candidates must have at least one-year post-secondary education or relevant training & min. one year experience in any of Saskatchewan’s most demanded occupations. Plus, a relevant certification, license and proof/plan of settlement must be necessary. Another important criterion is to score 60 points under the Points Assessment Grid- wherein points are allotted for skilled work experience, training and education, language knowledge and one’s connection with the Saskatchewan labour market.