Saskatchewan Express Entry—A Passing Look

Saskatchewan is a prairie region of Canada. The economy of the region largely depends on agriculture, and mining is another major industry. It is the world’s largest exporter of Uranium and Potash. The province is self-sufficient and it provides an easy living both to its citizens and migrants.

If the beautiful Canadian province attracts you, you may think about the Saskatchewan Express Entry especially introduced with the aim of endorsing skilled workers who are willing to settle in the province. Lately, official statement has been released from the Saskatchewan Government introducing Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Programme (SINP).

Those interested in acquiring Saskatchewan Permanent Residency (PR) may submit their application via Express Entry along with the SINP streams. This has increased the total number to 5,500 for the year 2015.

The Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will fast process these applications which mean skilled workers will reach the region earlier and will at the earliest start contributing towards the province’s economy.

‘Jeremy Harrison’, minister of Immigration, Jobs, Skills and Training, is, reportedly, of the view that the Saskatchewan Express Entry will help reducing the application backlogs, and eradicate the old norm of first come first serve. Instead opportunity will be given only to the most deserving on the basis of their personal attributions.

Certain conditions set for the applicants to be fulfilled are:

  • Applicants need to create an online profile those with a job offer must receive a validation code along with a profile number.
  • On the SINP point assessment grid applicant on the scale of 100 must score 60 points.
  • Candidates must submit a language score of either French or English generally TEF for French and IELTS for English are accepted.
  • Applicant must have at least post secondary qualification or else must have been trained for at least a year.
  • Must have minimum work experience as per the set criteria.

As candidates are picked from the Express Entry Pool they must be eligible for any one of the following programmes:

  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Programme (FSTP)
  • Federal Skilled Worker Programme (FSWP)

How the programme works?

  • Create an online profile and enter the Express Entry Pool
  • Submit an application for provincial nomination under the SINP. If it is approved, the SINP will forward your details to the Express Entry System.
  • Once Express Entry receives a nomination applicant will be granted additional six hundred points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and the possibility is when next draw takes place you will be issued an ‘Invitation to Apply’, and you will have maximum 60 days to claim PR.

Aspirants with the right attitude and the ability to settle in the country are given preference. Success largely depends on job offer, language proficiency, experience, educational qualifications and provincial nomination.

If your chosen occupation is currently in shortage in the province, then chance are you are likely to receive an Invitation to apply.

With the introduction of the Saskatchewan Express Entry the province is actively participating in selecting the candidates ensuring only the best and the most eligible gets an opportunity to settle in the province.


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