Saskatchewan Reaches Out To Ukrainians With PNP Canada Immigration Draw

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Saskatchewan Reaches Out To Ukrainians With PNP Canada Immigration Draw
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Canada immigration news: Saskatchewan has conducted an Expression of Interest draw in direct response to the crisis caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, exclusively inviting candidates from the under-siege country.

A March 4 Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program draw saw the province invite 36 candidates who listed their country of residence as Ukraine.

Millions are currently trying to flee the European country to escape a war started by Russian President Vladimir Putin, to the horror of the western world.

At federal level, Canada has introduced a number of immigration measures designed to help those trying to escape the crisis come here.

Saskatchewan is the first province to conduct a PNP draw directly aimed at assisting Ukranians.

Occupations In-Demand candidates received 22 invitations, with a minimum score of 60 points.

A further 14 invitations went to Express Entry candidates, with a minimum score of 61 points.


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Latest Saskatchewan Expression of Interest Draw

Draw date

Category

Minimum score

Invites issued

Other considerations

04-Mar-22

Occupations In-Demand

60

22

All invited candidates listed

country of residence as Ukraine.

Express Entry

61

14


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What is the Process for Saskatchewan Expression of Interest?

  1. Submit EOI profile.
  2. Enter EOI candidate pool.
  3. EOI candidates selected.
  4. Invitations to Apply issued via regular draws.
  5. Candidates submit full application within 60 days.
  6. SINP officials assess applications and make decision.

What Are the Requirements for The Occupation-In-Demand Sub-Category?

  • Score a minimum of 60 points on the SINP points assessment grid;
  • Have a language score of at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4. Employers and regulatory bodies may ask for higher;
  • Have completed one year of post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship comparable to the Canadian education system. You must have earned a diploma, certificate or degree.
    • Degrees and diplomas obtained outside Canada subject to an Educational Credential Assessment;
  • At least one-year work experience in the past 10 years:
    • In your field of education or training occupation, and
    • In an eligible occupation in NOC A, B, 0. See the excluded occupations list.
  • Obtain the appropriate licensure in Saskatchewan if your field so requires, as the authorities will not process an application without the licensure.
  • Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan.
  • Pay a non-refundable $300 application fee online.

What Are the Requirements for The Saskatchewan Express Entry Sub-Category?

Candidates from outside Canada, or with legal status in Canada, qualify for this Saskatchewan immigration category, provided they are not refugee claimant.

Additionally, candidates must:

  • Have a profile in the Express Entry Pool, with profile number and job seeker validation code;
  • Score a minimum of 60 points on the SINP points assessment grid;
  • Provide valid language test results from a designated testing agency matching those in the Express Entry profile;
  • Have completed one year of post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship comparable to the Canadian education system. You must have earned a diploma, certificate or degree.
    • Degrees and diplomas obtained outside Canada subject to an Educational Credential Assessment;
  • Have at least one of the following experience requirements in your field of education or training occupation:
    • One year of work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled profession (non-trades);
    • Two years of work experience in a skilled trade in the past five years; or
    • One year of work experience in Canada in the past three years (trades and non-trades).
  • Have work experience in a high-skilled, eligible occupation in NOC A, B, 0. See the excluded occupations list.
  • Obtain the appropriate licensure in Saskatchewan where your profession is regulated or a skilled trade. For skilled trades, a certificate is required from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission.
  • Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan.
  • Pay a non-refundable $300 application fee online.
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