Saskatchewan Express Entry Streams For Foreigners

Saskatchewan Express Entry Streams For Foreigners

December 15, 2019

The Saskatchewan Express Entry (EE) stream in the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) helps skilled workers from around the world can come and secure a chance for permanent residency in Canada.

About the Saskatchewan Express Entry 

Aims at the international workers who hold suitable skillsets that in demand in the job market, the government of Saskatchewan has diversified pathways to welcome them to work and live in Saskatchewan. In the International Skilled Worker category of the SINP, the province is in a partnership with the federal’s EE system to work on the Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category. Suitable candidates in the Express Entry pool will be selected by Saskatchewan to be nominated.

Saskatchewan Express Entry criteria

The eligibility of International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan EE is assessed base on these criteria:

1. Be eligible for one of the three federal’s Express Entry Programs:

The Express Entry of Saskatchewan is aligned with the federal programs so it is reasonable that you must be eligible for one of three programs of the Canadian government, below are a compressed summary of the differences in these programs:

Federal Skilled Worker Program: a point-grid program, the current pass mark is 67 points

  • Level of work experience: NOC skilled type 0, A or B.
  • Amount of work experience: 1 year continuous within the last 10 years.
  • Job offer: Not required but will add in more points if you have.
  • Language skill: English or Frech at least CLB 7

Federal Skilled Trades Program

  • Level of work experience: skilled trade under key groups of NOC B
  • Amount of work experience: 2 years continuous within the last 5 years.
  • Job offer: A valid job offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least 1 year or a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal authority.
  • Language skill: English or Frech at least CLB 5 for speaking and listening, CLB 4 for reading and writing

Canadian Experience Class

  • Level of work experience: NOC skilled type 0, A or B.
  • Amount of work experience: 1 year working in Canada within the last 3 years.
  • Job offer: Not required
  • Language skill: English or Frech at least CLB 7 if your occupation in the NOC skilled type 0 or A, CLB 5 if your occupations in the NOC skilled type B

2. Have completed at least one year of post-secondary education or training

You should obtain at least a degree, diploma, certificate, or a certificate equivalent to a trade certificate from a Canadian educational institution. If you have them from foreign institutions, you must prove that they are at an equivalent level with the Canada system by submitting an Education Credential Assessment (ECA). For trades or vocational training, you don’t need an ECA but apply for the Saskatchewan license.

3. Work experience in Saskatchewan in-demand occupations list

Have a minimum level of work experience related to your field of education or training in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, or B) that is considered to be in-demand in Saskatchewan

4. Qualification or certification in Saskatchewan

For regulated occupations or those that have professional certification standards in Canada or Saskatchewan, you must have proof of Professional Status or Licensure. If your work experience is in a skilled trade, you must hold a certificate of qualification (also known as a letter of invitation) in your skilled trade from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship & Trade Certification Commission.

5. Have settlement funds and settlement plan 

This will prove that you have a genuine intention to live in Saskatchewan and won’t be a burden to the social services.

6. Have legal status if you are currently in Canada

You won’t be approved for the application of Express Entry if you are inadmissible

7. Score at least 60 points on the SINP point assessment

You must score at least 60 points out of 100 on the point table as a requirement for all candidates who are in the International Skilled Worker Category Expression of Interest (EOI). The selection factors to earn points are educational and training, skilled work experience, language ability, age and connection to the Saskatchewan labor market.

Applying for Saskatchewan Express Entry

If you find yourself to be eligible for the program, you can start collecting the supporting documents and be ready to submit a profile in the IRCC’s portal for Express Entry programs. Eligible candidates will be available on the Express Entry pool, receive their Express Entry profile number and Job Seeker Validation Code. 

Your next step is to submit an EOI on the SINP system. The SINP will select suitable candidates and issue a nomination for the permanent residency. As a nominee by Saskatchewan, you will receive an additional 600 points in the Express Entry system and receive an invitation to apply (ITA) by IRCC. However, do not mistake that a nomination by the province can guarantee you permanent resident visa since the decision is in the hand of the IRCC. 


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