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A First in Canada - Saskatchewan Immigration Website hosts Online Application Process

The Saskatchewan government is taking steps to attract a greater percentage of Canadian immigrants to the province by launching a new website that provides a central, comprehensive source of information that promotes the region.

Representing a Canadian first, the website also provides potential immigrants the ability to submit online applications to the Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP). Through this system, these potential immigrants can apply and track the status of their immigration applications through the website. The on-line application process went live on April 12, 2010 and has been recently featured in several news articles, Regina Leader Post, Migration Expert, muchmormagazine to name a few.

Saskatchewan’s online application process was built on the iTrac Information Management System – a solution provided by the Regina-based information technology company, FCI Accelerated Solutions.
The iTrac IMS® Immigration Solution makes it possible for provincial immigration ministries and departments to provide timely, informed, and responsive service to potential immigrants and nominees through seamless service delivery from the pre-application step to their post-landing settlement, as well as supporting their integration into communities and workplaces.

The iTrac IMS® web portal component enables efficient processing of applications by applicants or their representatives from anywhere in the world. The ability for the applicant to directly enter information, partnered with system prompting for any required elements relating to their submission, results in more accurate and complete applications. Applicants receive instantaneous feedback regarding the status of their application, so they can be assured that their application is receiving the attention it deserves.

From the perspective of governmental administration, the iTrac IMS® Immigration Solution provides multiple users (case workers) the ability to easily process Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) applications, both securely and efficiently. Combined with robust monitoring and reporting capabilities, the iTrac IMS® Immigration Solution is a highly configurable enterprise application. It allows all divisional work units to collect and track document records associated with the application and nomination of:
▪  Prospective immigrant entrepreneurs
▪  Skilled worker immigrants
▪  Family members of immigrants
▪  General-skill worker immigrants
▪  Farmer owner/operator immigrants
▪  Students
▪  Health professionals

In 2009, nearly 9,000 newcomers came to live and work in Saskatchewan in association with the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program. In 2010, government officials expect the website and its online application process to boost that number to 10,000 immigrants.

If you would like more information about how FCI Accelerated Solutions and the iTrac IMS® Immigration Solution can assist in streamlining your immigration application and processing workflows, please contact info@fcicanada.com.