Provincial Nomination for Non-Canadian Residents

A Provincial Nomination is an invitation, eligible applicants receive to become permanent residents of the province. Canada has 10 provinces and they all have unique provincial immigration Nominee Programs. 

In most cases, to qualify to apply to any of the provinces, applicants are required to have lived, worked, studied or have a close family member in the province.

There are currently only two provinces that have programs that are open to immigrants who don't meet the above requirements

These two provinces are Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan. Receiving a provincial nomination from either of these provinces would boost applicants Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) score by an additional 600 points.

In Saskatchewan, The International Skilled Worker –Saskatchewan Express Entry is the Qualifying program sub-Category.

This program requires qualifying applicants to have an Express Entry account and met all other program criteria listed below

  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid .

  • Provide valid language test results from a designated testing agency. The results should match what you declared in your Express Entry profile.

  • Have completed post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship that’s comparable to the Canadian education system of at least one year in length. You must have earned a diploma, certificate or degree.

  • For degrees or diplomas obtained outside Canada, you must have an educational credential assessment (ECA) from a designated organization, as per IRCC's list of approved organizations.

  • Have at least one of the following in your field of education or training occupation:

  • One year work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled profession (non-trades);

  • Two years work experience in a skilled trade in the past five years; or

  • Twelve months work experience in Canada in the past three 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" that’s included on the SINP In-Demand Occupation List. (see below)

  • Show proof of Professional Status or Licensure (for regulated occupations or those with professional certification standards in Canada and/or Saskatchewan) if required for your occupation. Please see the SINP In-Demand Occupation List for these requirements. If this proof is required, your application will be held for processing until such proof is provided - all other required documents must be included in your application or your application will be returned as incomplete and your application fee will not be refunded.

  • Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan.

Saskatchewan Occupation –in- Demand List

Occupation in Demand and their National Codes (NOC)

  • 0211: Engineering managers

  • 2131: Civil Engineers

  • 2132: Mechanical Engineers

  • 2133: Electrical and Electronics Engineers

  • 2141: Industrial and manufacturing Engineers

  • 2147: Computer Engineers  (except software Engineers and designers)

  • 2151: Architects

  • 2154: Land surveyors

  • 2173: Soft Engineers and designers

  • 2175: Web designers and developers

  • 4151: Psychologists

  • 4212: Social and community service workers

  • 4214: Early childhood educators and assistants

  • 3211: Medical laboratory technologists

  • 3216: Medical sonographers

  • 6331: Meat cutters

  • 7231 Machinists

  • 7272: Cabinetmakers

  • 7311: Industrial mechanics

  • 7312: Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

  • 7321: Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics

  • 7322: Motor vehicle body repairers

  • 7237: Welders

What you must know about Saskatchewan Express Entry Sub-category

  1. It opens up through out the year to accept application a certain number of applications

  2. Applicants have access to the online application the create their accounts prior to opening dates.

  3. Applicants can complete their online account, fill their forms as well as attach all supporting documents prior to the application acceptance date.

  4. SINP typically meets its application quota in less than 24hours after opening to accept applications.

Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry Category B is the second provincial nomination program that applicants are not required to have lived, worked or studied in the province to apply. However, it required applicants to have an Express Entry Account and meet the other eligibility criteria listed below

  • Score 67 points or more on the stream’s six selection factors; ( This selection factor is closely aligned with the Federal Skilled Worker System)

  • Have at least 1 year of skilled work experience in one of our target occupations;

  • Have a Canadian high school credential or equivalent;

  • Prove language ability in English or French at Canadian Language Benchmark 7;

  • Show enough financial resources to successfully settle in Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Opportunity (In Demand) Occupations and their National Occupation Codes

  • 1111: Financial auditors and accountants

  • 1114: other financial officers

  • 1123: Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations

  • 1241: Administrative assistants

  • 1311: Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

  • 2131: Civil Engineers

  • 2171: Information systems analysts and consultants

  • 2174: Computer programmers and interactive media developers

  • 2281: Computer network technicians

  • 2282: User support technicians

  • 3012: Registered nurses and registered psychiatrics nurses

  • 3233: Licensed practical nurses

  • 4021: College and other vocational instructors

  • 4211: Paralegal and related occupations

  • 4212: Social and community service workers

  • 6235: Financial sales representatives

What you Must Know about Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry Category

  • It opens up through out the year to accept application

  • Applicants don’t have access to the application portal until the day the program opens.

  • Pre-application prep is still require: gather all supporting documents, complete and sign all forms, complete of educational and licensing assessment.

  • It typically meets it application quota in less than 24hours of opening to accept applications;

These two programs have really been beneficial to international skilled applicants who have never worked, lived or studied in Canada receive Invitation To Apply for Permanent Residence through the express entry system. 

Interested in boosting your Express Entry Score through a provincial nomination? Contact us to begin the process.

Source: Nova Scotia Immigration

Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program

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