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How to be eligible for Saskatchewan PNP?


How to be eligible for Saskatchewan PNP?

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has different categories for people who want to live and work in Saskatchewan, a province in Canada. Here are the options:

International Skilled Worker: Employment Offer

  • For skilled workers who have a job offer in Saskatchewan.
  • They can be living in Canada or abroad.
  • There are specific criteria they need to meet.

To be eligible for this program, you need to:

  • Live outside Canada or have legal status in Canada and not be a refugee claimant.
  • Score at least 60 points on the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) point assessment grid.
  • Have one year of work experience in the past 10 years in the job you want to do.
  • Have a language score of at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB). Some jobs might need higher scores.
  • Be eligible for licensing in Saskatchewan if your job needs it.
  • Have a permanent, full-time job offer in Saskatchewan. Your employer needs a SINP Job Approval Letter.
  • Your job must be in certain categories based on the National Occupational Classification (NOC) level.
  • Some jobs, like servers or truck drivers, have specific sub-categories you should apply to.
  • If you’re in high-skilled health occupations, there’s a different process for you.
  • Program criteria can change, but they’ll use what was on the website when they got your application.
  • The federal government limits how many people can be nominated each year, so getting in isn’t guaranteed.

International Skilled Worker: Tech Talent Pathway

  • For highly skilled workers in the technology and innovation sector.
  • They should have a job offer in Saskatchewan.
  • They can be living in Canada or abroad.
  • There are specific criteria, and being in the Express Entry Pool is optional.

  Check Your Eligiblity

To be eligible for this program (Non-Express Entry), you need to:

  • Live outside Canada or have legal status in Canada and not be a refugee claimant.
  • Have work experience in Saskatchewan: If you’re in Saskatchewan, you need to be currently working there for at least six months (30+ hours per week) with the employer who gave you the Job Approval Letter. If you haven’t worked for them that long, you need at least one year of work experience in the last five years in your job.
  • If you’re applying from inside or outside Canada, you need one year of high-skilled work experience in the last five years in the job you want to do.
  • Meet language requirements: If you’re currently working for the employer, they’ll assess your language skills. If not, you need English and/or French language ability of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 or higher.
  • Be eligible for licensing if it applies to your job.
  • Have education related to the job you’re offered (Master’s or Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent).
  • Confirm your intention to work and live in Saskatchewan.
  • Have a permanent, full-time job offer in the technology or innovation sector in Saskatchewan. Your employer needs a SINP Job Approval Letter, which they’ll get after registering with SINP.

If you are part of the Express Entry system and want to move to Saskatchewan, you have some specific requirements:

  • Express Entry Profile: You need a valid Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Code.
  • Language Test: You have to take a language test that meets the federal Express Entry language requirements.
  • Work Experience: If you’re already working in Saskatchewan, great! You need at least six months of full-time work experience with the employer who gave you the Job Approval Letter. If not, you need one year of high-skilled work experience in the last five years in the job you want to do.
  • Licensing: If your job needs it, like for certain engineering roles, you’ll need approval or exams from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geo scientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS).
  • Education: You should have education related to the job you’re offered, like a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent.
  • Intent to Live in Saskatchewan: You have to confirm that you plan to work and live in Saskatchewan.
  • Job Offer:  You need a permanent, full-time job offer in the technology or innovation sector in Saskatchewan. Your employer needs a SINP Job Approval Letter, which they get after registering with SINP.

International Skilled Worker: Occupation In-Demand

  • For skilled workers with no job offer in Saskatchewan but are highly skilled in an in-demand occupation.
  • They can be living in Canada or abroad.
  • Specific criteria apply.

To be eligible for this program, you need to follow these steps:

  • Application Fee: Pay a non-refundable $350 application fee online using Visa or Mastercard. This is the final step before submitting your application.
  • Qualification Criteria:
    • You should live outside of Canada or have legal status in Canada.
    • You cannot be a refugee claimant.
    • Score at least 60 points out of 110 on the SINP point assessment grid.
    • Have a language score of at least 4 (Canadian Language Benchmark – CLB 4).
    • Complete education or training similar to that in Canada and have the related diploma, certificate, or degree.
    • For education outside Canada, get an educational credential assessment (ECA) from an approved organization.
    • If you did trades or job training in high school, apply for Saskatchewan licensure.
    • Have high-skilled work experience (TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3) of at least one year in the past 10 years in a field related to your education.
    • Your work experience should be in a skilled occupation that is in-demand in Saskatchewan. Provide proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan.
  • Expression of Interest (EOI): Apply by submitting an Expression of Interest. If successful, you’ll be in the pool of eligible candidates, but not everyone gets invited.
  • Points System: Your points score in the pool determines your chance of getting an Invitation to Apply (ITA). Higher scores increase your chances.
  • Documentation: Include all necessary documents with your application. Missing documents will result in your application being returned, and the fee won’t be refunded.
  • Nomination: If invited, you must provide proof for the points claimed in your EOI. To stay eligible, you need to meet the minimum points.
  • Integrity Check: If there’s suspicion of false information, an investigation may occur, and if proven, you could be suspended from using the program for a period.

International Skilled Worker: Saskatchewan Express Entry

  • For skilled workers without a job offer in Saskatchewan.
  • They can be living in Canada or abroad.
  • They must be in the Express Entry Pool.
  • There are specific criteria.

To qualify for this program, you need to:

Express Entry Pool Acceptance:

  • Be accepted into the Express Entry pool by the Canadian immigration department (IRCC).
  • Pay a $350 non-refundable application fee using Visa or Master

General Eligibility:

  • Live outside Canada or have legal status in Canada, excluding refugee claimants.
  • Have a valid Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Code.
  • Score at least 60 points on the SINP assessment grid.
  • Meet federal language requirements through a language test.
  • Have completed post-secondary education related to your job (diploma, certificate, or degree).
  • For foreign education, provide an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) from approved organizations.
  • If you finished training in high school, skip the ECA but apply for Saskatchewan licensure.

Work Experience:

  • Have work experience not on the Excluded Occupation List.
  • For professionals: one year of experience in the last 10 years.
  • For skilled tradespeople: two years of experience in the last five years.
  • For Canadian Experience Class: one year of work experience in Canada in the last three years.

Related Work Experience:

  • Your work experience must be in the field of your completed education or training.

Professional Status or Licensure:

  • Check if your job requires specific education or licensure. Provide proof if needed.

Documentation:

  • Include all necessary documents. Missing documents lead to a closed application, and the fee won’t be returned.

Settlement Funds:

  • Show proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan.

Points System:

  • Your points in the Express Entry pool determine your chance of receiving an invitation.
  • Provide proof for the claimed points when invited.

Program Integrity:

  • False information may lead to investigation and suspension from the program for two years or more for repeat offenses.

Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot

  • For intermediate and lower-skilled workers with a job offer in Saskatchewan.
  • They can be living in Canada or abroad.
  • Specific criteria apply for this pilot program.

To be eligible for this program, you need to:

Work Experience:

  • Have at least one year of full-time work experience in the last three years in the job you want or a related one.
  • Alternatively, have six months of full-time work experience (30+ hours per week) with the employer who gave you the Job Approval Letter. It doesn’t have to be continuous.

Language Skills:

  • Have a language score of at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4.
  • Some employers may ask for higher scores.

Education:

  • Have completed at least secondary school (high school) or a higher level of education.

Specifics for Truck Drivers:

  • If you’re a Transport Truck Driver (NOC 73300), your nomination will be conditional until you prove you have the required licensing and endorsements from Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI).
  • The type of vehicle you drive determines the license and endorsements you need.
  • You must show proof of completing Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) and holding a valid Class 1A license (for certain types of trucks) or Class 2A license (for others).

Job Offer:

  • Have a SNIP-approved offer for a permanent, full-time job in Saskatchewan.




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