Saskatchewan raises immigration criteria new occupations eligible for PR

Saskatchewan raises immigration criteria new occupations eligible for PR

Canada immigration update: Saskatchewan raises immigration criteria new occupations eligible for PR. The new extension in immigration eligibility criteria will now benefit 279 occupations. The applicants who are in Saskatchewan on a work permit will be able to claim permanent residency via SINP.

Besides, applicants from the intermediate and lower-skilled job profiles who are working in the province on work permits gained via the existing SINP Work Permit stream will benefit. Earlier, Canada as per the TEER category was admitting TEER 0, 1, 2, and 3 occupations for PR admission. But as Saskatchewan raises immigration criteria new occupations are eligible for PR more job profiles will be able to benefit from the same.

 

Who can apply under the newly raised immigration criteria new occupations eligible for PR?

To apply under the expansion of SINP eligibility criteria applicants must do the following:

  • Firstly, have a valid 1 of the following work permits:
    • Canadian Ukrainian Authorisation for Emergency Travel (CUAET) visa;
    • Francophone mobility work permit;
    • Work permit;
    • LMIA supported work permit;
  • Secondly, have a valid job offer from Saskatchewan.
  • Also, you must have work experience of 780 hours in the job profile for which you have a job offer.
  • Besides, you must have a minimum language skill level of CLB 4/NCLC4 if your job profile falls under TEER 4 or 5.
  • However, if your occupation is licensed then you must have an appropriate license to work in the same.

 

But who does not qualify as per the new immigration criteria?

The following occupational categories and streams do not qualify as per the new SINP criteria:

  • Firstly, truck drivers who are asked to apply under the Long Haul Truck Driver Project or the Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot.
  • Secondly, Healthcare workers if you have to apply under the SINP health professional sub-stream.
  • Refugee claimants who wish to seek refuge in Canada.
  • As a hospitality professional, you have to apply to the Hospitality Sector Project or the Hard-to-Fill Skills Pilot.

So, if any of the above conditions apply to you, then you can not benefit from the newly raised immigration criteria for new occupations.

Such a move aims to curb the high demand for foreign skilled workers in the province. It is projected that currently, the province has 16,000 job vacancies. But this will increase to 112,000 and more in the next 5 years.

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