The Government of Saskatchewan made an announcement last July 01, 2016 that they have opened 700 slots for the International Skilled Worker-Saskatchewan Express Entry. The available spots, however, did not last a long time since it only took 3 weeks before all of them were taken. Saskatchewan immediately reached their quota for the year of receiving about 1,700 applications. According to them, they might reopen again on January of 2017.
In case you are interested to grab one of the slots next year, you need to prepare ahead for it. Listed below are the requirements.
1) Basic Requirements
First off, those who can qualify for the International Skilled Worker-Saskatchewan Express Entry are those who:
• Live outside of Canada
• Not a refugee
• Has legal status in Canada
Along with that, you should start building your own Express Entry profile which can be found online at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/. You should have a profile number and Job Seeker Validation Code. It is also required that you get at least 60 minimum points out of the 100 Saskatchewan SINP point assessment grid.
Of course, you should also provide the results of your IELTS exam – the same one that you submitted on your Express Entry Profile.
Express Entry Profile.
2) Educational/Training Requirements
As far as educational requirements are concerned, the applicant should have completed post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship that is equivalent to the Canadian education system of at least a year in length. Having a diploma, certificate or degree is really important.
You should also have at least one of the following in your field of education or training:
• 1-year work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled profession (non-trades_
• 2 years’ work experience in a skilled trade in the past five years; or 12 months work experience in Canada in the past 3 years (trades and non-trades).
• Have work experience in a high skilled occupation in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) Matrix level “A”, “B” or “0” which is in-demand in Saskatchewan.
If your target occupation is in a regulated profession or compulsory apprenticeship trade, you also have to submit your proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure. When it comes to skilled trade, you will likewise need a certificate of qualification (also known as a “letter of invitation”) from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship & Trade Certification Commission.
In case you have a close relative based in Saskatchewan, then that could be a big advantage because that will get you 20 points on the Assessment Grid.
Good luck to your application!