Saskatchewan- the key province of Canada has increased the immigration program fees for its key skilled worker streams, i.e. Occupation in demand and Express Entry Program. Both these streams are the part of popular Provincial Nominee Program of Saskatchewan Province, i.e. Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). Every year hundreds of applicants apply in the SINP to acquire the provincial nominee certificate from Saskatchewan, which is considered as the ticket to permanent residency in Canada.
Immigration Program Fees Increased by Saskatchewan
The applicants applying in the key SINP streams, i.e. International Skilled Workers (ISW) - Occupation in demand sub-category and Express Entry subcategory will now be paying the fee of $300 (non-refundable).
The change in the fee will be applicable from April 1, 2017.
As per the government the fee change will impact close to 1300 applications under the Occupation in Demand (OID) sub-category and about 2,400 applications under the Express Entry Sub-category.
Provincial Government also announced Fee Increase in other sectors
Government has also announced the government fee increase in other key sectors and it plans to collect about $10.7 million through the fee increases in the financial year 2017-18. The number also includes the generation of $8.7 million in general revenue.
The fee increase will also add about $886,500 to the Fish and Wildlife Development Fund in the forthcoming financial year starting April 1, 2017.Moreover, about 30 organizations found owing money in an audit assessment for the year 2016. Hence, the government is expecting to collect about $4.5 million from the defaulter companies as 10 percent penalty via audit assessment. The organizations in oil and gas industry will be the companies paying the penalty for owing money.
Along with Immigration application fee, the Hunting and trapping License fees will be a key contributor to the government’s revenue. Both these fee increases are expected to add $1.1 million and $3.2 - $2.1 million respectively in the revenue of the government.
Increased Hunting and Trapping Fee
In Saskatchewan, about 200,000 licensed hunters and trappers are there. The revised Hunting and trapping fees in Saskatchewan will be as follows:
New angling fees are expected to add about $850,000 to government’s revenue.
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