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CANADA (June 17, 2015) – Saskatchewan accepting applications under Express Entry program

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The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nomination Program (SINP) is now accepting applications through the federal Express Entry scheme.

What Happened?

Companies employing international skilled workers in this province may benefit from the program. This category enables the SINP to nominate individuals in Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Express Entry pool and who have the education, skilled work experience, language ability and other factors to help them to successfully establish and integrate into Saskatchewan’s labour market and communities.

Who will be Affected?

Foreign skilled workers applying outside Canada or with proof of legal status in Canada who qualify for one of three streams - Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades and Canadian Experience Class - and meet other eligibility requirements.

How Does it Work?

Applicants must have been accepted into the federal points-based Express Entry pool and must meet other eligibility requirements, including a minimum score of 60 out of 100 points under the SINP system as well as fulfilling minimum requirements for language and work skills and providing proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan.

The SINP scoring system awards points as follows:

Education and training Up to 23 points
Work experience Up to 15 points
Language skills Up to 20 points
Age Up to 12 points
Job offer in designated high-skilled occupations in Saskatchewan Up to 30 points

Action Items

  • Companies with a Saskatchewan workforce may wish to encourage qualifying employees to consider this program as an option to transition to permanent residence.