Saskatchewan is putting pressure on the federal government of Canada to have more power over matters related to immigration to the province. What Saskatchewan seeks is power similar to Quebec, which runs an independent immigration system where it levels and controls economic immigration to the province. According to Saskatchewan’s growth plan for 2030, increased immigration is essential for the population to touch 1.4 million and add 100000 jobs. By having more autonomy, Saskatchewan wants to control immigration according to the changing labour market needs of the province.
Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program
Saskatchewan selects immigrants to the province through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program(SINP). Every year, the federal government allocates a certain number of nominations to the province. Saskatchewan nominates eligible candidates for permanent residence in Canada through three major categories, which are–International Skilled Worker, Saskatchewan Experience and Business. These categories are further divided into several sub-categories targeting different types of candidates.
For Express Entry candidates, provincial nomination awards 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score points that guarantee them an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence in Canada. The province may also nominate candidates who do not have an Express Entry profile.
In the first three quarters of 2019, Saskatchewan received 12290 new permanent residents. A total of 9385 of these candidates were invited through economic class while the remaining 1925 candidates were invited through family class. In the previous year, Saskatchewan admitted a total of 15,510 new permanent residents–12,410 through economic class and 1,985 through family class.
If the federal government agrees to grant more powers to Saskatchewan, its immigration system will be entirely different from what it is today. In order to take advantage of the current streamlined immigration process of the Saskatchewan and know more about Canada PNP, get in touch with the Canada migration consultants of CanApprove now.