Candidates who are successfully nominated through the Saskatchewan Express Entry stream will be invited to submit an official application for Canadian permanent residence. This stream uses the SINP Points Assessment Grid to rank interested candidates against one another. Only those candidates who have the most competitive profiles will be invited to submit an official application to the program.
|Express Entry Profile||Yes|
|Connection to Province||No|
|Language Proficiency||See Express Entry requirements|
|Level of Education||Post-secondary
|Work Experience||In-Demand Occupation List
Express Entry Requirement
To be eligible for the Saskatchewan Express Entry stream, applicants must be registered in the federal Express Entry pool. To submit a profile to the pool, applicants must be eligible for at least one of three federal Economic programs:
Level of Education
Candidates must have at least the equivalent of a Canadian one-year post-secondary diploma. They must also have any additional education required to perform the in-demand occupation in which they have experience.
Candidates must have at least one year of experience in an occupation listed on Saskatchewan’s In-Demand Occupations List. They must have any additional experience or licensing required to perform the in-demand occupation in which they have experience.
Points Assessment Grid
Saskatchewan Express Entry requires that all candidates have scored a minimum of 60 points on the SINP Points Assessment Grid.
Candidates must meet the settlement funds requirement as determined by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This can be demonstrated through their own finances, or through maintaining a valid offer of employment.
The Saskatchewan Express Entry stream operates on an Expression of Interest (EOI) system. Candidates who meet the minimum stream requirements can register a profile using the SINP Online portal. Once the profile has been submitted, candidates will be assigned a score and ranked against one another using the SINP Ranking System. The highest ranking candidates will be issued an Invitation to Apply during one of the SINP Draws.
After receiving an invitation, a candidate must submit a complete application to Saskatchewan within the designated time limit. Candidates submitting applications for SINP must pay a non-refundable application fee of $350 CAD. If the province approves the application, Saskatchewan will notify the applicant they have been selected for provincial nomination. This notification will be sent to the applicant’s Express Entry profile through their IRCC online account where the applicant will have 30 days to accept the nomination.
After accepting the provincial nomination, the applicant’s CRS score will increase by 600 points, virtually guaranteeing they will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in the next Express Entry draw. After receiving an ITA, the applicant must prepare and submit an official application for Canadian permanent residence within the designated timeframe. Applications for permanent residence submitted through Express Entry are generally processed within six months.
The SINP Points Assessment Grid is out of 100 points. In order to be eligible for the program a candidate must score a minimum of 60 points. Please note that candidates will be required to submit supporting documentation with their SINP application demonstrating that they have met the 60 point requirement. This points grid is also used to rank candidates’ Expressions of Interest. Only those candidates with the highest scores will be invited to submit applications to SINP.
If too many candidates have the same score, Saskatchewan reserves the right to apply additional criteria to prioritize the selection of candidates. If candidates have the same score, SINP will prioritize candidates with a connection to Saskatchewan (a relative, past work experience, past education). If there are still too many candidates with the same score SINP will prioritize candidates with more years of work experience and higher language scores.
|Factor 1: Labour Market Success|
|Education and Training||23|
|Skilled Work Experience||10|
|Factor 1 Maximum||70|
|Factor 2: Connection to Saskatchewan and Labour Market|
|Employment Offer Subcategory - Connection to Saskatchewan||30|
|Occupation In-Demand and Saskatchewan Express Entry Subcategories - Connection to Saskatchewan||20|
|Factor 2 Maximum||30|
|Education and Training||Points|
|Master's or Doctorate Degree||23|
|University Bachelor's Degree (minimum 3 year program)||20|
|Trade Certification (equivalent to Saskatchewan journey person and approved by the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Commission)||20|
|Degree, diploma or certificate (minimum 2 year program)||15|
|Degree, diploma or certificate (minimum 1 year program of study, or equivalent to a trade certificate)||12|
|Skilled Work Experience||Points|
|a) in the 5 year period prior to application submission date|
|b) in the 6-10 year period prior to application submission date|
|less than 1 year||0|
|CLB 8 and higher||20|
|English or French speaker without language test results||0|
|< 18 years||0|
|> 50 years||0|
|Connection to Saskatchewan||Points|
|The following points are for the Employment Offer subcategory only:|
|High skilled employment offer from a Saskatchewan employer||30|
|The following points are for the Occupation In-Demand and Saskatchewan Express Entry subcategories only|
|Close family relative in Saskatchewan (must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Includes parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins.)||20|
|Past work experience in Saskatchewan (minimum of 12 months of work within the past 5 years)||5|
|Past student experience in Saskatchewan (minimum of one full-time academic year of study at a recognized Saskatchewan post-secondary education instution)||5|
In order to qualify for Saskatchewan Express Entry, a candidate must have a minimum of 12 months of full-time work experience in one of the SINP In-Demand Occupations.
|0423||Managers in social and community services|
|2174||Computer Programmers and interactive media developers|
|2251||Architectural technologists and technicians|
|3211||Medical laboratory technologists|
|3215||Medical radiation technologists|
|4212||Social and community service workers|
|4214||Early childhood educators|
|4215||Instructors of persons with disabilities|
|5254||Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness|
|7312||Heavy-duty equipment mechanics/technicians|
|7321||Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers|
|7322||Motor vehicle body repairers|
The Expression of Interest system for managing the Saskatchewan Express Entry stream was implemented on July 16th, 2018. Below is the history of invitations issued following that date:
|Date||Minimum Score||Number of Invitations Issued||Additional Selection Criteria Applied?|
|June 20, 2019||68||268||Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.|
|June 6, 2019||75||84||Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.|
|May 22, 2019||82||104||Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.|
|May 1, 2019||67||81||Occupations included in the selection: Managers in social, community and correctional services, Conference and event planners, Medical sonographers, Psychologists, Instructors of persons with disabilities, Butchers and Bakers.
Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.
|April 17, 2019||60||114||Occupations included in the selection: Land Surveyors, Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology, Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners, Appliance servicers and repairers.
Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.
|March 6, 2019||67||70||All EOIs had Eductional Credential Assessments|
|February 27, 2019||68||83||All EOIs had Eductional Credential Assessments|
|January 16, 2019||63||362||All EOIs had Eductional Credential Assessments|
|December 6, 2018||61||211||All EOIs had Eductional Credential Assessments|
|November 23, 2018||63||247||All EOIs had Eductional Credential Assessments|
|November 1, 2018||60||255||All EOIs had Eductional Credential Assessments|
|October 10, 2018||60||359||All EOIs had Eductional Credential Assessments|
|September 27, 2018||65||225||All EOIs had Eductional Credential Assessments|
|August 21, 2018||68||466||All EOIs had Eductional Credential Assessments|
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