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Saskatchewan international skilled worker intake closes in less than 24 hours

Saskatchewan international skilled worker intake closes in less than 24 hours

The International Skilled Worker — Express Entry-aligned sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) reached its intake limit in less than 24 hours after opening to accept applications. International Skilled Worker — Express Entry subcategory of SINP is for skilled workers who want to live and work in Saskatchewan. They must also meet the required criteria for this sub-category to be eligible.

The subcategory opened to accept applications for provincial nomination in the afternoon of Thursday, June 5. In the intake, 500 new applications were accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

This is the third intake of the International Skilled Worker — Express Entry-aligned sub-category of SINP this year. In the previous two intakes that were held on January 10 and June 13, a total 400 applications were accepted in each draw.

In order to be eligible to apply under this subcategory, a candidate must have his profile entered in the federal Express Entry pool. They also need to create an account in the online system of SINP and have at least 60 points out of 100 on the unique assessment grid of the SINP.

The candidate applying under the International Skilled Worker — Express Entry-aligned sub-category must also have work experience in one of the occupations listed in the in-demand occupations list of Saskatchewan.  SINP has recently updated its in-demand occupations list.

When the subcategory opens to receive applications, the eligible candidates can apply with supporting documents. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis till the intake limit is reached.

The candidates selected under this subcategory will obtain additional 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. This will improve their chances for being invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

A maximum of 2600 applications have been allocated by the SINP to the International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category for the year 2018.

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