Every year thousands of immigrants move to Saskatchewan under Canada Province Nomination Program. Saskatchewan is a beautiful place to live and raise your family, and to invest in a business. However, the costs of housing are lower in Saskatchewan than many major cities in Canada. It is affordable to own a home in Saskatchewan.
Moreover, the province also has many minerals like uranium, potash, oil, coal, and natural gas. This province is the leading exporter of Canada in potash (fertilizer). However, this province’s unemployment rate is also less than 4%, which is the lowest in Canada. It is a perfect place to find work in Canada.
Bilingual Speakers Can Get Extra Points
According to the recent announcement, Saskatchewan’s immigration candidates will get additional points if they are proficient in both English and French.
This announcement came into effect on November 24. Candidates who have applied for the International Skilled Worker – Express Entry System Canada will get additional 10 points to speak both English and French. However, the additional points will be given to any candidates according to the second language proficiency level.
The successful immigration for the Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program is dependent on the points system. SINP makes use of a points system to evaluate each applicant, and the highest-scoring applicants get invitations.
Point System of Saskatchewan
If you are interested in applying for immigration to Saskatchewan via SINP, you will need to submit an Express of Interest (EOI) profile. This profile will showcase your qualifications and skills.
The submission of your EOI profile should be through the online application of the province, OASIS. This submission serves as a screening phase that will determine your eligibility for the program.
Moreover, the immigration department will assess the applicants on several factors. These factors can be education, age, language ability, work experience, connections to the province, and adaptability.
Candidates will get scores according to these factors. However, candidates will need at least 60 points out of a total of 110 points. These points will help them to enter the EOI pool.
A candidate will get a maximum of 23 points according to education or training. It means a candidate who possesses a Master’s or Doctorate degree will get a maximum number of points. Moreover, trade certificate holders will also get 12 points.
A total of 15 points will be given to any candidates for the work experience. Language ability has 30 points in total, 12 points for the age and 30 points are available for the connection to the province or adaptability.
To demonstrate your connection to the province, you can show a job offer. Moreover, if you have a close relative living in Saskatchewan, you will get points for connection. Close relatives can be the parents, siblings, grandparents, uncles and aunts, nephews and nieces, step-family members, cousins, and in-laws.
Immigration Program of Saskatchewan
The immigration program of Saskatchewan is divided into four major categories.
International Skilled Worker Category – This program attracts candidates having professional work experience anywhere in the world.
Three subcategories fall under this category.
International Skilled Worker – Employment Offer: This program is specifically for skilled foreign workers having a job offer in Saskatchewan.
International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand: This is the second subcategory that serves skilled foreign workers having work experience in certain occupations. However, the occupations will address the labor shortages in the province.
International Skilled Worker – Express Entry: It is the third subcategory for candidates having professional work experience in any in-demand occupation. However, the candidates will need to have an Express Entry profile to apply under this program.
Moreover, the Saskatchewan Experience Category is for foreign nationals who are currently living and working in the province. Five subcategories fall under this category:
- Health Professionals
- Existing Work Permit
- Long Haul Truck Driver Project
- Hospital Sector Project
Graduated students from eligible post-secondary institutions can also start their businesses in the province. However, they need to apply for the International Graduate Entrepreneur Category.
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