Saskatchewan Reopens Occupations inDemand

Saskatchewan Reopens ‘Occupations In-Demand’ Immigration Sub-Category for Skilled Workers

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Saskatchewan Reopens ‘Occupations In-Demand’ Immigration Sub-Category for Skilled Workers

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan will welcome up to 1,200 new applications under the International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) during an intake period that began on August 9.

Applications to this ‘base’ sub-category, which is not aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system, are received on a first-come, first-served basis. No job offer is required in order for an eligible person to submit an application.

A successful application will result in a provincial nomination certificate being issued; with this nomination, the applicant (as well as an accompanying spouse/common-law partner and any dependent children, if applicable) may then apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent resident status.

The current intake period is the third intake of 2017.
 

Eligibility criteria

In order to be eligible under the Occupations In-Demand sub-category, applicants must:

  • Have proof of legal status, if currently residing in Canada;
  • Have a minimum language score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4;
  • Have completed at least one year of post-secondary education or training comparable to the Canadian education system (the program of study must have resulted in a degree, diploma, certificate, or a certificate equivalent to a trade certificate);
  • Have at least one-year of paid work experience in the past ten years related to their field of education or training, in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, or B) that is considered to be in-demand in Saskatchewan (See in-demand occupations list, below);
  • Obtain proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure if their profession is regulated in Saskatchewan and requires mandatory (compulsory) certification or licensing;
  • Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan; and
  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the point assessment grid.

 

In-Demand Occupations

Saskatchewan has made a slight revision to the list. Facility operation and maintenance managers (National Occupational Classification code 0714) are no longer included, while Geological and mineral technologists and technicians (NOC 2212) have been added.
 

No licensure required

Of the 42 occupations on the new list, 19 do not require any professional licensure. An eligible individual with work experience in one of these occupations may apply to the SINP and receive a nomination certificate without ever applying for or obtaining any professional licensure.
 

NOCOCCUPATION
0124Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
0423Managers in social, community and correctional services
1112Financial and investment analysts
1122Managers in Professional occupations in business management consulting
1123Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
2211Chemical technologists and technicians
2212Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
2121Biologists and related scientists
2123Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
2225Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
2231Civil engineering technologists and technicians
2241Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2242Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
2243Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
2253Drafting technologists and technicians
0811Managers in natural resources production and fishing
0821Managers in agriculture
0911Manufacturing managers
0912Utilities managers

 

Professional licensure required

Saskatchewan requires certain applicants to apply for professional licensure in order for the immigration application to be processed successfully. This process may be completed from outside Canada.

An application submitted by an applicant in one of these occupations that does not include the appropriate proof of licensure may be held for processing until this proof is provided. All other required documentation must be included, otherwise the application will be returned to the applicant and the CAD $300 government processing fee may not be refunded.

The process of obtaining licensure depends on the occupation in question, as well as other potential factors, such as the applicant’s professional and/or academic background. The processing times listed in the table below represent best case scenario outcomes. Delays may occur if the organization in question has to wait for a third party, such an educational institution, to send additional required documentation, such as transcripts. To gather this information the organizations’ websites were consulted; in situations where the site did not display an estimated processing time, the organizations in question were contacted by.
 

NOCOCCUPATIONNON-RESIDENT OF CANADA PATHWAY TO LICENCUREAPPROXIMATE PROCESSING TIME
0211Engineering managersAssociation of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)1 year
2131Civil engineersAssociation of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)1 year
2132Mechanical engineersAssociation of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)1 year
2133Electrical and electronics engineersAssociation of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)1 year
2141Industrial and manufacturing engineersAssociation of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)1 year
2147Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)1 year
2151ArchitectsRefer to Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) notes2 months
2154Land surveyorsCanadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS)1 month
2173Software engineers and designersCanadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS)6-8 weeks
2175Web designers and developerCanadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS)6-8 weeks
4151PsychologistsCollege of PsychologistsVariable
4212Social and community service workersCanadian Association of Social Workers6-12 weeks
4214Early childhood educators and assistantsMinistry of Education2-4 weeks
3211Medical laboratory technologistsSaskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory TechnologistsFrom 45 days to 1 year or longer
3216Medical sonographersSonography CanadaVariable
6331Meat cuttersSaskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)Variable
7231MachinistsSaskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)Variable
7272CabinetmakersSaskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)Variable
7311Industrial mechanicsSaskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)Variable
7312Heavy-duty equipment mechanicsSaskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)Variable
7321Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanicsSaskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)Variable
7322Motor vehicle body repairersSaskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)Variable
7237WeldersSaskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)Variable

If you have a valid Express Entry profile and work experience in an opportunity occupation listed above, please contact immigration@alphaconsultants.ca to learn more about the next steps.

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