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Saskatchewan Reopens Express Entry Sub-Category for Canadian Immigration

the CanadaVisa Team - 03 December, 2015

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The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has announced the reopening of the ‘International Skilled Worker – Express Entry’ sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). Up to 500 further applications will be accepted, as of December 2, 2015.

The International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category last opened in early November; that application intake cap, also set at 500 submitted applications, was reached within four days.

This sub-category enables the SINP to nominate individuals in Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Express Entry pool and who have the education, skilled work experience, language ability and other factors to help them to successfully establish and integrate into Saskatchewan’s labour market and communities. A successful nomination through this stream will result in successful applicants being awarded 600 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System  and an Invitation To Apply at a subsequent draw from the pool.

Located in the Prairie region of Western Canada, Saskatchewan is one of Canada's most economically stable provinces. Successful candidates and their families will obtain Canadian permanent residence, with the government of Canada aiming to process applications within six months of a complete application being submitted at the federal stage. As candidates are selected by the province from the federal Express Entry pool, all candidates must be eligible for one of the federal economic immigration programs:

The SINP Express Entry sub-category has a points assessment grid that is unique to the SINP. Furthermore, though a job offer is not necessarily required in order for eligible applicants to submit an application; candidates with work experience in one of 60 “in-demand” occupations are in a particularly good position to immigrate to Canada through this sub-category of the SINP.

In-Demand Occupations

NOCOccupationSkill LevelMandatory (compulsory) certification or licensing

Mandatory certification

0711Construction Managers0No
1111Financial auditors and accountantsAYes
2131Civil EngineersAYes
2132Mechanical EngineersAYes
2133Electrical and Electronics EngineersAYes
2161Mathematicians, Statisticians, and ConsultantsANo
2171Information Systems Analysts and ConsultantsANo
2173Software Engineers and DesignersAYes
2174Computer Programmers and Interactive Media DevelopersANo
2211Chemical Technologists and TechniciansBNo
2221Biological Technologists and TechniciansBNo
2222Agricultural and Fish Products InspectorsBNo
2232Mechanical Engineering Technologists and TechniciansBNo
2234Construction EstimatorsBNo
2241Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and TechniciansBNo
2242Electronic Service Technicians (household and business equipment)BNo
2253Drafting Technologists and TechniciansBNo
2254Land Survey Technologists and TechniciansBNo
2281Computer Network TechniciansBNo
2282User Support TechniciansBNo
2283Systems Testing TechniciansBNo
4121University ProfessorsANo
4163Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and ConsultantsANo
6221Technical Sales Specialists, Wholesale TradeBNo
7215Contractors and Supervisors, carpentry tradesBNo
7217Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment CrewsBNo
7219Contractors and Supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicersBNo
7222Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operatorsBNo
7231Machinists and Machining and Tooling inspectorsBNo
7232Tool and Die MakersBNo
7233Sheet Metal WorkersBYes
7235Structural Metal and Platework Fabricators and FittersBNo
7237Welders and Related Machine OperatorsBNo
7241Electricians (except industrial and power system)BYes
7242Industrial ElectriciansBYes
7246Telecommunications Installation and Repair WorkersBNo
7252Steamfitters, Pipefitters and Sprinkler System InstallersBNo
7282Concrete FinishersBNo
7284Plasterers, Drywall Installers, Finishers and LathersBNo
7291Roofers and ShinglersBNo
7294Painters and DecoratorsBNo
7295Floor Covering InstallersBNo
7302Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Equipment Operator CrewsBNo
7305Supervisors, Motor TransportBNo
7311Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics (except textile)BNo
7312Heavy-duty Equipment MechanicsBNo
7313Refrigeration and Air Conditioning MechanicsBYes
7316Machine FittersBNo
7321Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical RepairersBNo
7322Motor Vehicle Body RepairersBNo
8232Oil and Gas Drillers, Servicers, Testers and Related WorkersBNo
8252Agricultural Service Contractors, Farm Supervisors, Specialized Livestock WorkersBNo
9212Supervisors, Petroleum, Gas and Chemcial Processing and UtilitiesBNo
9213Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco ProcessingBNo
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