If you’re a tech worker struggling to get a high enough Express Entry score, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) might be a good option for you. Read below to learn the steps to take to see if you’re eligible, which stream is the best option, what your score is, costs and processing times.
For tech workers without a job offer in Canada, the best options from Saskatchewan are the Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry streams under SINP. These streams target skilled workers with the education and work experience needed in the province of Saskatchewan.
To see if either stream might be a good fit, start by doing the following:
Saskatchewan requires that certain occupations meet requirements or standards in order to work in the province. Based on your NOC code, go to this list of their requirements, find your NOC code and determine what, if anything, you may need to do to meet their requirements.
Both of these SINP PNP streams require a score of 60 out of 100 on the Saskatchewan scoring system. Go to the webpage here to calculate your score and see if you’re eligible.
Lastly, you’re going to want to make sure you meet the specific stream requirements for either the Express Entry or Occupation In-Demand stream. If you have an Express Entry profile already created, you should check the Express Entry stream requirements here, and if you don’t, check the Occupation In-Demand requirements here.
Note that it is free to create and submit a profile for either stream, and if you’re invited to apply, there is a government fee of $350 CAD.
If you meet the requirements above, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you will want to check the recent invitations here, which outline details of recent invites including dates, scores and NOC codes.
Next, you’ll want to create your Expression of Interest profile for the applicable stream, which you can find at the links above that list the requirements for each stream. Lastly, check this page to get an idea of the average processing times for each stream.
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