Saskatchewan opens Express Entry Stream
The province of Saskatchewan opened an Express Entry stream recently. They will issue up to 775 nomination certificates under this stream this year.
All candidates must be eligible for one of the federal economic programs:
Federal Skilled Worker program
Federal Skilled Trades program
Canadian Experience Class
In addition, Saskatchewan has a selection grid and candidates must score a minimum of 60 points. There are five selection factors:
Education and Training
Maximum 23 points
Maximum 15 points
Maximum 20 points
Maximum 12 points
Connection to SK labour market and adaptability
Maximum 30 points*
*For a close relative in Saskatchewan you get 20 points. The relative must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada residing in Saskatchewan. This includes parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousin and step family members or in-laws of the same relationships.
*Previous work experience in Saskatchewan gives you 5 points. You must have worked in Saskatchewan for at least twelve months in the past five years on a valid work permit.
*Previous student experience in Saskatchewan. If you studied at a recognized educational institution in Saskatchewan for at least one full academic year on a valid study permit you get 5 points.
Have a language proficiency test results
Have at least one year of post-secondary education and obtained a degree, diploma or certificate or a trade certificate and must have a credential evaluation
In addition, candidates must have evidence of a minimum level of work experience related to their field of education or training. The work experience may be:
Either one year of work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled profession (non-trades), or
At least two years of work experience in a skilled trade in the past five years, or
At least one year of skilled work experience in Canada in the past three years (trades and non-trades). This work experience must be in a high skilled occupation (NOC 0, A or B) that is in demand in Saskatchewan.
*Mandatory (compulsory) certification or licensing is required for certain occupations.
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