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Saskatchewan Immigration issued record 853 invitations to apply

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

In the largest Expression of Interest draw to date which took place on October 10, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has issued 853 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent resident status. That record nearly doubled the previous high of 466, with minimum points scores also dropping.

Highest number of invitations; lowest scores

SINP issued 359 invitations to Express Entry candidates with a profile created in its Saskatchewan Expression of Interest (EOI) System pool. The lowest-ranked candidate in the SINP’s Express Entry sub-category had a score of 60. The remaining 494 invitations were issued to candidates in the Occupations In-Demand sub-category. The lowest-ranked candidate invited to apply in that category had a score of 63.

Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination are awarded an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and are effectively guaranteed an Invitation To Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in the next federal Express Entry draw.

Saskatchewan immigrant nominee program – Expression of Interest Draws

Draw date Category Minimum score Invites issued Other considerations
10-Oct-18 Express Entry 60 359 Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments
Occupations In-Demand 63 494 Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments
27-Sep-18 Express Entry 65 225 Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments
Occupations In-Demand 66 213 Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments
20-Sep-18 Occupations In-Demand 75 140 Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments
21-Aug-18 Express Entry 68 466 Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments

The Process for Saskatchewan Expression of Interest:

  1. Submit EOI profile.
  2. Enter EOI candidate pool.
  3. EOI candidates selected.
  4. Invitations to Apply issued via regular draws.
  5. Candidates submit full application within 60 days.
  6. SINP officials assess applications and make decision.

 Requirements For The Occupation-In-Demand Sub-Category

  • Score a minimum of 60 points on the SINP points assessment grid;
  • Have a language score of at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4. Employers and regulatory bodies may ask for higher;
  • Have completed one year of post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship comparable to the Canadian education system. You must have earned a diploma, certificate or degree.
    • Degrees and diplomas obtained outside Canada subject to an Educational Credential Assessment;
  • At least one-year work experience in the past 10 years:
    • In your field of education or training occupation, and
    • In an occupation in NOC A, B, 0 included on the in-demand occupation list.
  • Obtain the appropriate licensure in Saskatchewan if your field so requires, as the authorities will not process an application without the licensure.
  • Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan.
  • Pay a non-refundable $300 application fee online.

Requirements For The Saskatchewan Express Entry Sub-Category

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 Express Entry Pool, with profile number and job seeker validation code;
  • Score a minimum of 60 points on the SINP points assessment grid;
  • Provide valid language test results from a designated testing agency matching those in the Express Entry profile;
  • Have completed one year of post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship comparable to the Canadian education system. You must have earned a diploma, certificate or degree.
    • Degrees and diplomas obtained outside Canada subject to an Educational Credential Assessment;
  • Have at least one of the following experience requirements in your field of education or training occupation:
    • 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 NOC A, B, 0 included on the in-demand occupation list.
  • Obtain the appropriate licensure 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.
  • Pay a non-refundable $300 application fee online.

How To Qualify Under Saskatchewan’s New Expression of Interest System


The New Saskatchewan In-Demand Occupations List

National Occupation Classification (NOC) Occupations
2154 Land surveyors
3111 Psychiatrists
3215 Medical Radiation Technologists
3234 Paramedics
4151 Psychologists
4212 Social and community service workers
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants
3211 Medical laboratory technologists
3216 Medical sonographers
2123 Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
6331 Meat cutters
7201 Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
7204 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
7311 Industrial mechanics
7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics
7322 Motor vehicle body repairers
7237 Welders
7384 Recreation Vehicle Service
0822 Managers in horticulture
8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
0821 Managers in agriculture

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