If you seek to immigrate to Saskatchewan, Canada and have a skilled offer of employment, the Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker Employment Offer (ISWEO) sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) may be able to help you get Canadian permanent residence status.
Unlike the other ISW sub-categories, there is no roster of predefined occupations: your employment offer might be in any skilled profession. If you have a job offer and satisfy the other qualifying conditions, you could be eligible to apply through the Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker Employment offer whether you are working in Canada or overseas.
There are two important exceptions: prospective candidates who currently hold a valid job offer in the health professional or food or beverage service categories are not eligible to apply through this sub-category.
There are many categories to target employees who have a job offer in various areas and are currently employed in Saskatchewan. If you have a job offer in a health profession or the food and beverage service industry but are not currently working in Saskatchewan, you should consider creating an Express Entry profile, where you could potentially receive 50 or 200 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points for a qualifying job offer, depending on the position’s skill level.
It’s also worth noting that the ISWEO, unlike the two other sub-categories of the ISW category (namely, the Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category and the Saskatchewan Occupations In-Demand sub-category), is not using an Expression of Interest (EOI) system or a skilled worker candidate pool.
As a result, if you are qualified, you can apply immediately to the SINP through this sub-category instead of creating a profile, submitting an Expression of Interest, and hoping for an invitation to apply.
What are the minimum eligibility requirements?
Here’s a quick rundown of the minimum qualifying criteria for the Employment Offer subsection for the SINP’s International Skilled Worker stream.
|Express Entry Profile||No|
|Connections to Saskatchewan||No|
|Language Ability||CLB 4|
|Educational Level||No minimum|
|Work Experience||12 months in a NOC 0, A, or B or Designated Trade|
All applicants need to have a valid and legitimate employment offer from a Saskatchewan employer at National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level 0, A, or B, or in a specified trade.
A job offer will only be valid if it is supplemented by a Letter of Offer that comes from the declared employer and a Job Approval Letter from SINP. A candidate’s employer must register online using the SINP Online Portal in order to acquire a job approval letter.
The post must be submitted for review by SINP by the employer. If the said post is approved by SINP, the employer will obtain an official Job Approval Letter.
Candidates for this program must provide evidence that proves English or French language proficiency. All candidates would have to have valid language test results demonstrating competence at or above the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 4.
Candidates should have at least one year of work experience in the same occupation as stated in the job offer acquired within the preceding ten years. If the occupation is regulated in Saskatchewan, applicants must often have the valid licence or certification necessary to practice that profession in Saskatchewan.
SINP Points Assessment Grid
The SINP Points Assessment Grid is based on a scale of 100 points. An applicant must receive a minimum of 60 points to be qualified for the program. Please keep in mind that applicants must provide supporting evidence with their SINP application to prove that they have satisfied the 60-point criterion.
Candidates must satisfy Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) settlement money criterion. This might be established by their own funds or by retaining a genuine job offer.
How do I apply to this stream?
At all times, the Saskatchewan Employment Offer stream welcomes applications from qualified individuals. Eligible applicants may apply through the SINP Online Portal.
There is no application charge for this program. Should the application be approved by the province, applicants will be notified through email that they have been chosen for provincial nomination.
At this step, the person is formally nominated by the province, making them eligible to file a federal application for Canadian permanent residency.
An applicant has six months after getting a provincial nomination to file a permanent residency application. They must also fill out and mail a paper-based application for permanent residence to the relevant application center.
On average, paper-based PNP applications for permanent residency are handled in approximately 18 months.
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