About the Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program
An increasingly large portion of aspirants are choosing Saskatchewan as their permanent abode in the vast landscape of the country. The affordable housing, diverse community life, and high employment rate in the province are appealing factors for immigrants who want their specific skill set to translate into significant job opportunities in Canada. Since 2015, the () has been inviting more than 14,000 immigrants annually, to settle in the province. As per the 2016 Census, 10.5% of Saskatchewan’s population is comprised of immigrants. The majority of these are economic immigrants, who have been systematically chosen based on their occupation and other qualifications, to contribute to the local economy.
Pathways under Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program allows the provincial government to nominate skilled immigrants to live and work in Saskatchewan as permanent residents. The province selects these immigrants based on their skills and eligibility to contribute to the labor market of the province.
The categories under SINP are mentioned below:
SINP also operates an “enhanced” stream, which is linked with Express Entry. SINP’s International Skilled Worker: Express Entry sub-category permits the province to select skilled immigrants with the required skills and potential to contribute to the provincial nomination. Once an express entry applicant receives a provincial nomination, they are awarded 600 CRS points over their existing scores
How to Apply for the Saskatchewan PNP
The application process and eligibility criteria for each pathway varies. Each category is divided into several sub-categories which evaluate and select specific candidate profiles. For instance, the International Skilled Worker category is divided into three sub-categories:
The SINP process typically involves three steps:
Step 1: Apply for a nomination
An applicant who has filed an Expression of Interest in the Express Entry System may receive a Notification of Interest from the provincial authorities, inviting them to apply for a nomination. Alternatively, the applicant can directly contact the Saskatchewan immigration authority and follow the online application procedure of the relevant sub-category.
Step 2: Receive a Nomination
If the applicant meets the stipulated requirements of the immigration program, they will be nominated by the province. They will be evaluated through according to distinct requirements relevant to the sub-category and/or a point allocation system based on their age, language skills, education, employment experience, adaptability, etc. Availability of sufficient settlement funds may also be taken into consideration. The nomination makes them eligible to apply for permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Step 3: Visa Application
Upon receiving the nomination, the applicant can to IRCC. After due verification, the authority may grant the visa.
International skilled workers applying via the Express Entry system must score Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 or higher in the IELTS Preparation, while workers applying under most other categories require a minimum score of CLB 4.
Typically, authorities require 3 to 6 months to issue a nomination. Additionally, the IRCC processing time is 6 months for PR applications filed under the category, and 15 to 19 months for applications filed under the Occupation in Demand category.
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