Saskatchewan PNP New Tech Program Expediates Immigration for 11 Occupations

New Tech Program

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program introduced a new Tech Talent Pathway on March 07. The Saskatchewan PNP new tech program for immigration will now act as a dedicated stream attracting highly skilled talent to apply for provincial nominations. All eligible and successful nominees may later qualify for Canada permanent residency.
This new provincial pathway to permanent residence for tech workers is to undo the impacts of the global pandemic and boost Saskatchewan’s technology sector. More Software Engineers, Web Designers, Electrical & Electronic Engineers, and professionals in occupations alike are required. With an opportunity for faster career growth and better living standards, Canada must surely be on the top of the priority immigration destination list. 

Take this free assessment online to determine your eligibility to apply for Canada immigration via the Provincial Nominee Program. 

Saskatchewan PNP New Tech Program: 11 Eligible Occupations

The new Saskatchewan Tech Talent Pathway is open to candidates with job offers in one of the following eleven occupations, listed below by their National Occupation Classification (NOC) code.

  • NOC 0213 – Computer and information systems managers
  • 2133 – Electrical and electronics engineers
  • 2147 – Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
  • 2171 – Information System analysts and consultants
  • 2172 – Database analysts and data administrators
  • 2173 – Software engineers and designers
  • 2174 – Computer programmers and interactive media developers
  • 2175 – Web designers and developers
  • 2281 – Computer network technicians
  • 2282 – User support technicians
  • 2283 – Information system testing technicians

Saskatchewan licensing may be required to be eligible if any of the occupations require it. Computer engineers, Software engineers (but not designers), and electrical and electronics engineers will be required to:

  • Provide a letter from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing that an application for registration as an Engineer-in-Training has been approved; or
  • Provide a letter from APEGS indicating that they have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.

Canada Express Entry Candidates Are Eligible 

Those registered in the Canada Express Entry pool may also be eligible for provincial nomination through this stream. Express Entry applications receive priority processing by Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship, and Canada (IRCC) for Canada permanent residency. 

Tech workers who need to enter the Canada Express Entry pool may usually qualify for the Federal Skilled Worker Program or the Canadian Experience Class. Whereas the third Express Entry managed program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program is primarily for tech workers who are not eligible for either of the other two.

Those who choose to apply through the Saskatchewan Tech Talent Pathway stream as IRCC Express Entry candidates have different requirements. But as a candidate in IRCC’s Express Entry pool, the general eligibility requirement for Saskatchewan PNP new tech program if you:  

  • have a valid Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Code,
  • have a language test result in English or French, or
  • live outside Canada or have proof of legal status in Canada.
The processing standard of Canada Express Entry is six months or less. Even though IRCC is currently dealing with an immigration backlog, Minister Sean Fraser hints at regularising Express Entry draws in the coming months.

Apply for Canada Immigration with CanApprove 

Even though you can apply for Canada immigration on your own, you may be limited to study visas or permanent residency applications through Express Entry. Application for Canada permanent residency through other economic-class immigration pathways like Provincial Nominee Programs, Atlantic Immigration Programs are less explored. 

The new provincial pathway of permanent residency for tech workers will facilitate and expedite the immigration process for tech workers already working in Saskatchewan, as well as those who have been recruited outside Canada. However, the province does not guarantee any application to be nominated as IRCC sets the number of nominations the SINP can make every year. 

Meanwhile, you can approach a certified immigration consultant to suggest other Canadian immigration programs that will match your work/academic profile. Applying through a certified Canadian immigration consultant can boost your chances of qualifying.

CanApprove is a certified immigration consultant by the College of Immigration and Consultant Canada (CICC). We have been in this industry for the last 20+ years and continue to provide successful results. Our last month’s success owes to over 100+ successful processing of applications under Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Programs & study abroad programs in Canada. 

Book your free appointment with us today to kick-start your Canadian immigration journey.

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