Saskatchewan Occupations In-Demand closes within hours of opening

Stephen Smith, Noah Turner, Eman Katem
Published: June 8, 2018

Saskatchewan's Occupations In-Demand sub-category opened briefly to 400 applicants yesterday and closed again within a matter of hours.

This brief application window was reminiscent of this sub-category's previous opening on Aug. 2, 2017, when it also quickly reached its intake limit of 1,200 applications.

The International Skilled Worker — Occupations In-Demand sub-category functions on a first-come, first-served basis, meaning the 400 individuals who are quickest to apply can submit their applications.

In order to apply, applicants must have all the required provincial and federal forms and all other required documents on hand.

This last group of documents includes:

  • Identity and Civil Status documents;
  • Passports;
  • Education / Training Credentials;
  • Work Experience Credentials;
  • Proof of Professional Status or Licensure (if applicable);
  • Language credentials.

All required documents must be clear and easy-to-read copies of the original documents. If your documents aren't in English or French, you must submit the following:

  • A copy of the original document;
  • A copy of the English or French translation of the document; and,
  • A copy of an affidavit from the translator, describing their translation ability.

The sub-category's application guidelines make clear that "applications that are submitted where documents are missing or not translated will be considered incomplete and the application will be closed."

"Yesterday's brief opening of the SINP's Occupations In-Demand sub-category is a good reminder of why it's so important to be prepared and have all your documents in order," said Attorney David Cohen, senior partner of the Campbell Cohen Canadian immigration law firm.

"Candidates who are prepared with both the right documentation and a thorough understanding of the application process are in a better position to succeed when a first-come, first-served PNP stream opens."

About the International Skilled Worker — Occupations In-Demand sub-category

Individuals interested in applying to this sub-category do not require a job offer in order to submit an application.

This sub-category is considered a ‘base’ program, which means it is not aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system.

A successful nomination under this Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) Occupations In-Demand sub-category results in a provincial nomination certificate being issued to the applicant.

With a provincial nomination certificate, the applicant and his eligible family members may apply for permanent resident status with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

For more complete information on the sub-category and its in-demand occupations list of 36 eligible occupations, please consult our dedicated page.

To find out if you are eligible for Canadian immigration, complete our free online assessment now.

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