Saskatchewan’s International Skilled Worker’s Express Entry sub-category reopened on June 13, 2018, wherein 400 new applications were accepted. The intake was filled within few hours and was terminated on the same day. The Saskatchewan Government has announced this update following a recent update of International Skilled Worker in Demand subcategory of Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. The Express Entry subcategory in Saskatchewan is for the experienced skilled workers whose profile is already created in the Express Entry Pool. To be eligible for International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category, the applicant must have a valid Express Entry profile number and Job Seeker Validation Code.
On June 7, 2018, Saskatchewan’s Occupation In-Demand sub-category had opened wherein 400 applications were accepted on first-come, first-serve basis. It closed within a matter of hours. To be eligible for Occupation In-Demand sub-category, applicants must have all the required provincial and federal forms along with the required documents.
In both the sub-categories, the applicant requires at least one of year of work experience in the past 10 years related to the field of study and in a highly skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, or B); Saskatchewan licensure if the profession is regulated in the province and requires certification or licensing. Saskatchewan’s Occupation In-Demand List has 36 occupations, out of which 12 occupations do not require licensing. The applicants who will be receiving nomination would be able to garner 600 additional points in the aggregate CRS Score, which will increase the chances of receiving an ITA in the next Express Entry Draw.