The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has announced that the International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand sub- category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has reopened with immediate effect.
As of September 21, 2015, the International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand sub-category has been reopened to accept an additional 1,000 applications.
Applications will be accepted during this application intake cycle from applicants with experience in one of 57 eligible occupations.
The programme is a popular provincial immigration stream as it does not require a job offer or connection to the province in order to be eligible.
This sub-category had previously opened in January, 2015, but the intake threshold filled within days.
Saskatchewan has had the lowest unemployment rate of any Canadian province or territory for each of the past 22 months, and the government of Saskatchewan is targeting newcomers who have the education, skilled work experience, language ability and other factors to help themselves establish and integrate successfully into Saskatchewan’s labour market and communities.
Under the International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand sub-category, skilled workers who do not have an employment offer but are highly skilled in an occupation that is in-demand in Saskatchewan may be eligible to apply for nomination by the SINP.