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IELTS requirements for Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program

Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP) is Canada’s major immigration program that invites immigrants under the skilled worker and other categories as per the annual quota allocated by the federal government. It organizes several application intakes throughout the year to invite applications from provincial nomination applicants. It has two main streams or categories designed for skilled workers, i.e. SINP- Occupation In-Demand sub-category and SINP- Express Entry Subcategory.

Let us find out more about these streams and the IELTS requirement for these key SINP categories.

  • SINP- Occupation In-Demand sub-category 

This particular category is for the candidates with skills and experience matching an in-demand occupation in the province of Saskatchewan. Hence, to apply in this SINP OID stream, an applicant needs to explore the SINP in demand Occupation list and nominate the occupation matching his/her skills and experience.

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International English Language Testing System (IELTS) General Training – Test score equivalency chart 

CLB Level Reading Writing Listening Speaking
10 8 7.5 8.5 7.5
9 7 7 8 7
8 6.5 6.5 7.5 6.5
7 6 6 6 6
6 5 5.5 5.5 5.5
5 4 5 5 5
4 3.5 4 4.5 4

The OID sub-category’s language proficiency requirement is CLB 4 (See the comparison above CLB Vs IELTS). You can compare the IELTS band score with the CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark).

The CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) if we check in terms of IELTS band, it will be 3.5 (Reading), 4 (Writing), 4.5 (Listening), 4 (Speaking).

  • SINP- Express Entry Subcategory

The Express Entry aligned stream of Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) operates in coordination with the Federal Express Entry System. Hence, to apply in this stream, you need to have your profile registered in the federal Express Entry System. Moreover, it would help if you also met the SINP- Express Entry sub-category’s basic criteria. The English Language proficiency requirement for SINP- Express Entry Subcategory is CLB 7 since this stream operates with Express entry system, which has CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark)-7 requirement for English proficiency.

You can compare CLB 7 with IELTS Band 6 in all four language abilities, i.e. Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Finally, if you apply for SINP- OID category, the English proficiency requirement is CLB 4, whereas to apply in SINP- Express Entry –Sub-category the English proficiency level required is CLB 7.

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