Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker Programs – Occupation In-Demand and Saskatchewan Express Entry

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Learn how to immigrate to Saskatchewan without a job offer from a Canadian employer and without Canadian work experience

The Province of Saskatchewan has two programs designed for skilled workers without job offer from a Canadian Employer and without Canadian work experience: Occupation In-Demand and Saskatchewan Express Entry.

Occupation In-Demand

Candidates with post-secondary education and work experience in an occupation NOC 0, A or B in the same field of their studies can apply for permanent residency through the Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker Occupation In-Demand Program if they:

  • Are living outside Canada or inside the country with legal status
  • Are not a refugee claimant
  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program – Points Assessment Grid **
  • Have a minimum language score of CLB 4 in all four skills
  • Have completed post-secondary education inside or outside Canada
  • Have experience of at least 1 year of continuous, paid, full-time work (30 hours per week), in a field related to their education, in one of NOC 0, A or B occupations.
  • Prove being able to afford the costs to settle in Canada, including accompanying family members.

** Saskatchewan Points Assessment Grid is based in five selection factors:

  • Education (maximum 23 points)
  • Work Experience (maximum 15 points)
  • Language (maximum 20 points)
  • Age (maximum 12 points)
  • Adaptability (maximum 30 points) – only for Occupation In-Demand and Saskatchewan Express Entry subcategories

How the process works:

First, candidates who meet the requirements must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the Province of Saskatchewan. They are, then, placed in a pool of candidates. Those with high scores within the pool will have a greater chance of being invited to apply for permanent residency.

Once the invitation to apply is received, candidates are able to submit their applications under the Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker. Selected candidates will receive a nomination letter.

A nomination letter does not guarantee permanent residency. Nominated candidates must submit their application for permanent residency to Immigration, Refugee, Citizenship Canada (IRCC).  

Saskatchewan Express Entry

Candidates who have active Federal Express Entry Profile and meet the criteria below can apply for permanent residency through the International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry Program:

  • Living outside Canada or inside the country with legal status
  • Not a refugee claimant
  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program – Points Assessment Grid **
  • Have a minimum language score of CLB 7 in all four skills (for the Federal Skilled Worker Program)
  • Have completed post-secondary education inside or outside Canada of at least one year in length and earned a degree, diploma, or certificate.
  • Have experience of at least 1 year of continuous, paid, full-time work (30 hours per week), in a field related to their education, in one of NOC 0, A or B occupations.
  • Prove being able to afford the costs to settle in Canada, including accompanying family members.

** Saskatchewan Points Assessment Grid is based in five selection factors as per described above.

How the process works:

First, candidates who meet the requirements must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the Province of Saskatchewan. They are, then, placed in a pool of candidates. Those with high scores within the pool will have a greater chance of being invited to apply for permanent residency.

Once the invitation to apply is received, candidates are able to submit their applications under the Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker. Selected candidates will receive a nomination letter and 600 points on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). After receiving the nomination letter, candidates must submit their supporting documents to IRCC via Express Entry profile within 90 days. IRCC will process their application for permanent residency.

Want to know if you qualify for any of these Programs or need help with your application?

Fill out our pre-assessment form online or contact us via email Contact@cisimm.ca  or via phone (250) 979-0422.



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