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Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Draw Sees 265 Invited To Apply

Saskatchewan conducted its largest-ever Entrepreneur Stream immigration draw, inviting 265 candidates to apply on Tuesday, October 31. It was the first time more than 200 candidates have been invited in a single draw, with statistics dating back to 2015.

Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Draw Sees 265 Invited To Apply

Business immigration candidates required an average Expression of Interest score of 100. The lowest marked candidate scored 80 points, while the highest scored 135 points.


Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Stream: October 31 Draw

Number of Invitations Issued 265
Average EOI Score 100
Highest EOI Score 135
Lowest EOI Score 80

Source: https://www.saskatchewan.ca


The previous Entrepreneur stream draw took place on July 19, 2017. The Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP) draw saw 98 invitations issued with scores ranging from 80 to 145 points.


Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Stream: July 19 Draw

Number of Invitations Issued 98
Average EOI Score 100
Highest EOI Score 145
Lowest EOI Score 80

Source: https://www.saskatchewan.ca


A further draw is planned for January 17, 2018, so there will be another opportunity for those who missed the latest selection.

The Saskatchewan immigration Entrepreneur stream is a three-stage process:

  1. Expression of interest
  2. Invitation to submit application
  3. Nomination

The expression of interest must meet the following minimum entry requirements:

  • Minimum net worth of $500,000 legally acquired.
  • Minimum of three years of entrepreneurial or relevant management experience.
  • Investment of at least $300,000 in Regina or Saskatoon, or $200,000 is any other Saskatchewan area.

Candidates enter a pool where they receive a score. The top scoring candidates are invited to submit an application.

Applications must include:

  • Business Establishment Plan confirming figures in expression of interest, and including at least one third ownership of a company in Saskatchewan, unless investment is $1 million or higher.
  • Commitment to be active in day-to-day management of business.
  • Creation of two or more jobs for Canadian citizens or permanent residents if the business is located in Regina or Saskatoon.

The SINP website says: “Please note that the SINP reserves the right to have Business Establishment Plans assessed by professional third parties identified by the government of Saskatchewan. The assessment conducted by third parties will focus on the preparation and due diligence conducted by the applicant in preparing their proposed business plan.”

Meanwhile, Saskatchewan opened it’s popular Canada Express Entry category on October 26, 2017.

The International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry stream accepted 1,000 applications and closed within 36 hours.

The category is aimed at skilled workers wishing to live and work in Saskatchewan, have a profile in the Canada Express Entry Pool and meet specific criteria.


Eligibility: International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry

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

Additionally, candidates must:

  • Have a profile in the Canada Express Entry Pool and a job seeker validation code.
  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the SINP 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 at least one year of post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship that’s comparable to the Canadian education system. You should have earned a diploma, certificate or degree.
  • Have at least one of the following:
    • 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 occupation in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 0, A or B considered in demand in Saskatchewan.
  • Prove you are eligible for a license 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.

Saskatchewan Occupations In Demand

National Occupation Classification (NOC) Occupations
211 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 Software engineers and designers
2175 Web designers and developer
4151 Psychologists
4212 Social and community service workers
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants
3211 Medical laboratory technologists
3216 Medical sonographers
124 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
423 Managers in social, community and correctional services
1112 Financial and investment analysts
1122 Professional occupations in business management consulting
1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
2211 Chemical technologists and technicians
2212 Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
2121 Biologists and related scientists
2123 Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
2225 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
2231 Civil engineering technologists and technicians
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

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