the CanadaVisa Team - 24 October, 2016
A popular Canadian immigration option in the province of Saskatchewan has reopened for a limited number of applications. On Monday, October 24, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) announced that its International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand sub-category would be accepting up to 700 applications. This marks the fifth time this SINP sub-category has had an application intake so far this year. If previous intake periods are anything to go by, it can be expected that the latest intake cap may be reached within days, or even hours.
(Update: The intake cap of 700 applications for the SINP International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand sub-category was reached on the afternoon of October 24, just hours after this article was first published.)
Under this SINP sub-category, individuals with work experience in one of Saskatchewan’s in-demand occupations may submit an application for a provincial nomination certificate. With this certificate, individuals may the submit an application for permanent residence to the federal government. No job offer is required in order to be eligible under this sub-category. This sub-category is not aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system.
Because of its unique eligibility requirements, it is possible that individuals who are not eligible for Express Entry (for example, because of language ability) — as well as individuals who are eligible for Express Entry but who have so far not received an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence — may be eligible for this SINP sub-category. The current occupation list contains 21 occupations across a range of industries, notably in engineering, trades, agriculture, health care, and IT. A full list of in-demand occupations may be found below.
In order to be eligible under the Occupations In-Demand sub-category, applicants must:
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The table below represents the current list of in-demand occupations for the SINP International Skilled Worker - Occupations In-Demand sub-category.
|NOC||Occupation||Skill Level||Mandatory certification|
|0213||Computer and Information Systems Managers||0||No|
|0423||Managers in Social, Community and Correctional Services||0||No|
|0513||Recreation, Sports and Fitness Program and Service Directors||0||No|
|0714||Facility Operation and Maintenance Managers||0||No|
|0821||Managers in Agriculture||0||No|
|1225||Purchasing Agents and Officers||B||No|
|1252||Health Information Management Occupations||B||No|
|2161||Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries||A||No|
|2171||Information Systems Analysts and Consultants||A||No|
|2221||Biological Technologists and Technicians||B||No|
|2225||Landscape and Horticulture Technicians and Specialists||B||No|
|2231||Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians||B||No|
|2232||Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians||B||No|
|2244||Aircraft Instrument, Electrical and Avionics Mechanics, Technicians and Inspectors||B||No|
|2253||Drafting Technologists and Technicians||B||No|
|2255||Technical Occupations in Geomantic and Meteorology||B||No|
|7312||Heavy-duty Equipment Mechanics||B||No|
|7321||Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers||B||No|
|7332||Appliance Servicers and Repairers||B||No|