Immigration office of Saskatchewan updates its list occupation shortage list for 2018. There were no new additions but dropped eight occupations for the 2017 list. You are eligible to apply for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program if you belong to any of the shortage occupations.
The number of occupations in 2017 was 43, in which reduced to 35 in the year 2018. The list was updated twice in 2017, with the first one having only 17 occupations and the second one had 43 occupations. Saskatchewan takes candidates under three categories – Employment Offer, Occupations In-Demand, and Saskatchewan Express Entry. The 35 occupations in the shortage list are engineering managers, civil and mechanical engineers, industrial and manufacturing engineers, electrical and electronics engineers, architects, computer engineers, land surveyors, software engineers and designers, web designers and developer, psychologists, early childhood educators and assistants, biologists and related scientists, and so on and so forth.
The occupations that were removed from the list are advertising, marketing and public relations managers, financial and investment analysts, professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations, chemical technologists and technicians, civil engineering technologists and technicians, drafting technologists and technicians, electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians, and drafting technologists and technicians.
Limit for 2018
The limit for Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program is 2,600 applications. For its first draw on January 10th, 2018, the program accepted 400 applications. The categories will open and close depending on the need. All applicants have to pay an application fee of $300.
Like the Express Entry program, this program too has a scoring system. You need to score 60 out of 100 in that. Also, the program is easier to crack into since one year of Canadian experience is not necessary, but it can be in your home country. Apply as soon as possible since Saskatchewan is a favorite among many immigrants.