Candidates in Canada’s Express Entry pool who wish to live and work in Saskatchewan may find a route to provincial nomination and Canadian permanent residence through the Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) International Skilled Worker category.
Saskatchewan Express Entry targets skilled workers who have experience in one of the occupations listed on the SINP’s In-Demand Occupations list (see below). A job offer is not required. Successful applicants to this sub-category receive 600 points under the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). This effectively guarantees an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent resident status in a subsequent Express Entry draw.
Since July, 2018, Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category operates with the SINP’s new Expression of Interest (EOI) system. This new system has already been successfully put to the test for the Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category, as well over 1,000 candidates were invited to apply for provincial nomination in the first four months of operation.
Saskatchewan Express Entry draw history
|Date||Minimum points required||Number of invitations|
|Dec 6, 2018||61||211|
|Nov 23, 2018||63||247|
|Nov 1, 2018||60||255|
|Oct 10, 2018||60||359|
|Sep 27, 2018||65||225|
|Aug 21, 2018||68||466|
Saskatchewan Express Entry: Eligibility
In order to be eligible the Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category, potential candidates need at least one year of high-skilled work experience in the past 10 years, in their field of education or training and in an occupation at NOC level 0, A, or B which is also on the SINP In-Demand Occupations List (see below).
|Occupations||National Occupational Classification (NOC)||SINP Requirements Related to Professional Status or Licensure (for regulated occupations or those with professional certification standards in Canada and/or Saskatchewan)|
|Land surveyors||2154||Provide documentation from the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS) showing your “Candidate status” and eligibility to write the CBEPS candidate examinations.|
|Psychiatrists||3111||Provide a copy of your valid licensure (regular, provisional, or ministerial) from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS); or|
Provide a copy of the correspondence from Saskdocs including acknowledgement of your eligibility letter for examination or certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Psychiatry (eligibility for examinations must have two or more years of eligibility remaining) and next steps to obtain licensure to work in Saskatchewan from the CPSS.
|Medical laboratory technologists||3211||Provide a copy of your valid licensure (temporary or provisional) from the Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists (SSMLT).|
NOTE: To determine eligibility for a SSMLT licence (temporary or provisional), SSMLT first requires a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) report from the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS).
|Medical radiation technologists||3215||Provide a copy of your valid licensure (restricted or full) from the Saskatchewan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (SAMRT); or|
Provide a copy of the email from the SAMRT Registrar outlining your eligibility to apply to the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) to have your credentials assessed; AND a copy of the letter from the CAMRT notifying you of your assessment result and access to the national certification exam.
|Paramedics||3234||Provide a copy of your valid licensure from the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics (SCoP); or|
Provide a copy of the correspondence from SCoP outlining your eligibility to apply to write the national certification exam related to your practice level.
|Psychologists||4151||Provide documentation from the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists showing your eligibility for provisional licensure.|
|Social and community service workers||4212||Provide your assessment of equivalency letter from the Canadian Association of Social Workers showing your foreign credential is equivalent to a Canadian Bachelor or Masters of Social Work.|
|Early childhood educators and assistants||4214||Provide documentation from the Ministry of Education showing your eligibility for Early Childhood Educator Certification.|
|Meat cutters||6331||Provide a Certificate of Qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).|
|Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations||7201||Provide a Certificate of Qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).|
|Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades||7204||Provide a Certificate of Qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).|
|Heavy-duty equipment mechanics||7312|
|Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics||7321|
|Motor vehicle body repairers||7322|
|Recreational vehicle service||7384|
|Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers||8252||None|
|Managers in agriculture||0821||None|
|Managers in horticulture||0822|
In addition, potential applicants must also:
- Be in the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Express Entry pool;
- Score at least 60 points out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid (see below);
- Provide valid language test results from a designated agency, which must match the results you declare in your Express Entry profile;
- Have a diploma, certificate, or degree from a post-secondary study or training program, or an apprenticeship, of at least one year in length. This qualification must be comparable to the Canadian education system, and if you obtained it outside of Canada you must submit an educational credential assessment (ECA) from a designated organization;
- Have work experience in your field of education or training, either as:
- One year work experience in the last 10 years in a skilled profession (non-trades); and/or,
- Two years’ work experience in a skilled trade in the past five years; and/or,
- Twelve months’ work experience in Canada in the past three years (trades and non-trades);
- Show proof of Professional Status or Licensure (for regulated occupations or those with professional certification standards in Canada and/or Saskatchewan) if required for your occupation (outlined in the In-Demand Occupations List, above); and
- Demonstrate settlement funds and a settlement plan.