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Saskatchewan Express Entry

Saskatchewan Express Entry is one of the International Skilled Worker streams of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) operated by the province of Saskatchewan. Candidates from the federal Express Entry pool who have high skilled work experience in an occupation that is not listed on the SINP Excluded Occupation List may submit an Expression of Interest to be considered for the stream.

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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.

Program Requirements

Requirement 
Express Entry ProfileYes
Connection to ProvinceNo
Job OfferNo
Language ProficiencySee Express Entry requirements
Level of EducationPost-secondary
1 year
Work Experience1 year at NOC level A, B or 0 (cannot be in an occupation listed on the SINP Excluded Occupation List)
Investment RequirementNone

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:

  • Federal Skilled Worker requires candidates to have, at minimum, a high school diploma, as well as at least one year of continuous full-time, skilled work experience. Work experience is considered skilled if obtained in a position at National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level 0, A, or B. Candidates must also demonstrate language proficiency in English or French consistent with Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7.
  • Canadian Experience Class has no minimum education requirement. CEC candidates must have a minimum of one year of full-time Canadian skilled work experience. This work experience does not have to be continuous, but it must have been obtained within the three years prior to application. Work experience is considered skilled if obtained in a position at NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B. Candidates must also demonstrate language proficiency in English or French consistent with CLB level 7 for work experience obtained at NOC Skill Level 0 or A and CLB 5 for work experience obtained at NOC Skill Level B.
  • Federal Skilled Trades has no minimum education requirement. FST candidates must have at least 2 years of full-time work experience in a skilled trade occupation. Candidates must also have either an offer of employment to work in a skilled trade in Canada or a certificate of qualification in their skilled trade issued by a Canadian authority. Candidates must also demonstrate language proficiency in English or French at CLB Level 5 for speaking and listening and CLB 4 for reading and writing.

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.

Work Experience

Candidates must have at least one year of continuous work experience in an occupation at NOC level “A”, “B” or “0”. The occupation will not be eligible if it is listed on the SINP Excluded Occupation List.

Points Assessment Grid

Saskatchewan Express Entry requires that all candidates have scored a minimum of 60 points on the SINP Points Assessment Grid.

Settlement Funds

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.

Application Procedure

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.

SINP Points Assessment Grid

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.

Overview of Factors

FactorPoints
Factor 1: Labour Market Success
Education and Training23
Skilled Work Experience10
Language Ability20
Age12
Factor 1 Maximum70
Factor 2: Connection to Saskatchewan and Labour Market
Employment Offer Subcategory - Connection to Saskatchewan30
Occupation In-Demand and Saskatchewan Express Entry Subcategories - Connection to Saskatchewan20
Factor 2 Maximum30
Maximum100

Education

Education and TrainingPoints
Master's or Doctorate Degree23
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
Maximum23

Work Experience

Skilled Work ExperiencePoints
a) in the 5 year period prior to application submission date
5 years10
4 years8
3 years6
2 years4
1 year2
b) in the 6-10 year period prior to application submission date
5 years5
4 years4
3 years3
2 years2
less than 1 year0
Maximum15

Language

Language AbilityPoints
CLB 8 and higher20
CLB 718
CLB 616
CLB 514
CLB 412
English or French speaker without language test results0
Maximum20

Age

AgePoints
< 18 years0
18-21 years8
22-34 years12
35-45 years10
46-50 years8
> 50 years0
Maximum12

Connection to Saskatchewan

Connection to SaskatchewanPoints
The following points are for the Employment Offer subcategory only:
High skilled employment offer from a Saskatchewan employer30
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
Maximum30

SINP In-Demand Occupations

In order to qualify for Saskatchewan Express Entry, a candidate must have a minimum of 12 months of full-time work experience in an occupation at NOC level “A”, “B”, or “0”. The occupation will not be eligible if it is listed on the SINP Excluded Occupation List:

NOCOccupation Title
11Legislators
12Senior government managers and officials
15Senior managers - trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.
311Managers in health care
411Government managers - health and social policy development and program administration
412Government managers - economic analysis, policy development and program administration
413Government managers - education policy development and program administration
414Other managers in public administration
431Commissioned police officers
432Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers
433Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces
511Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers
512Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
513Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors
823Managers in aquaculture
1111Financial auditors and accountants
1113Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
1227Court officers and justices of the peace
1228Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers
1312Insurance adjusters and claims examiners
1314 Assessors, valuators and appraisers
1315Customs, ship and other brokers
2111Physicists and astronomers
2113Geoscientists
2114Meteorologists and climatologists
2115Other professional occupations in physical sciences
2122Forestry professionals
2145Petroleum engineers
2146Aerospace engineers
2152Landscape architects
2153Urban and land use planners
2271Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors
2273Deck officers, water transport
2274Engineer officers, water transport
2275Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators
3011Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
3012Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
3111Specialist physicians
3112General practitioners and family physicians
3113Dentists
3114Veterinarians
3121Optometrists
3124Allied primary health practitioners
3125Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
3131Pharmacists
3132Dietitians and nutritionists
3141Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
3142Physiotherapists
3144Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
3213Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
3221Denturists
3222Dental hygienists and dental therapists
3231Opticians
3232Practitioners of natural healing
3233Licensed practical nurses
3236Massage therapists
4012Post-secondary teaching and research assistants
4031Secondary school teachers
4032Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
4111Judges
4112Lawyers and Quebec notaries
4154Professional occupations in religion
4155Probation and parole officers and related occupations
4168Program officers unique to government
4217Other religious occupations
4311Police officers (except commissioned)
4312Firefighters
4313Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Forces
5111Librarians
5112Conservators and curators
5113Archivists
5121Authors and writers
5122Editors
5123Journalists
5125Translators, terminologists and interpreters
5131Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
5132Conductors, composers and arrangers
5133Musicians and singers
5134Dancers
5135Actors and comedians
5136Painters, sculptors and other visual artists
5211Library and public archive technicians
5212Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries
5221Photographers
5222Film and video camera operators
5223Graphic arts technicians
5224Broadcast technicians
5225Audio and video recording technicians
5226Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing
arts
5227Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
5231Announcers and other broadcasters
5232Other performers, n.e.c.
5241Graphic designers and illustrators
5242Interior designers and interior decorators
5243Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers
5244Artisans and craftspersons
5245Patternmakers - textile, leather and fur products
5251Athletes
5252Coaches
5253Sports officials and referees
5254Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness
6231Insurance agents and brokers
6232Real estate agents and salespersons
6311Food service supervisors
6314Customer and information services supervisors
6341Hairstylists and barbers
6343Shoe repairers and shoemakers
6346Funeral directors and embalmers
7233Sheet metal workers
7247Cable television service and maintenance technicians
7253 Gas fitters
7303Supervisors, printing and related occupations
7316Machine fitters
7318Elevator constructors and mechanics
7331Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
7361Railway and yard locomotive engineers
7372Drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction
8232Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
8261 Fishing masters and officers
8262Fishermen/women
9214Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
9217Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
9221Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling
9222Supervisors, electronics manufacturing
9223Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing
9224Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing
9227Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly
9235Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators
9243Water and waste treatment plant operators

SINP Recent Draws - Saskatchewan Express Entry

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:

DateMinimum ScoreNumber of Invitations IssuedAdditional Selection Criteria Applied?
November 12, 201969303Invited Candidates had Educational
Credential Assessments.

The following NOCs have been included:
0013, 0014, 0016, 0111, 0112, 0113, 0114, 0121, 0122, 0125, 0131, 0212, 0213, 0421, 0423, 0601, 0621, 0631, 0632, 0711, 0712, 0714, 0821, 1114, 1121, 1211, 1212, 1213, 1215, 1221, 1222, 1223, 1225, 1241, 1253, 1254, 1311, 1313, 2134, 2144, 2172, 2174, 2221, 2234, 2251, 2252, 2253, 2263, 2272, 2281, 2282, 3211, 3212, 3214, 3215, 3234, 4011, 4021, 4033, 4152, 4153, 4161, 4163, 4165, 4166, 4167, 4169, 4211, 4212, 4214, 4214, 4215, 6221, 6235, 6315, 6316, 6321, 6331, 6332, 6342, 7202, 7237, 7241, 7242, 7244, 7251, 7271, 7311, 7312, 7315, 7321, 7371, 9213, 9241
October 31, 201968627Invited Candidates had Educational
Credential Assessments.

The following NOCs have been included:
1114, 1121, 1211, 1212, 1213, 1215, 1221, 1222, 1223, 1224, 1225, 1226, 1241, 1242, 1252, 1253, 1254, 1313, 2171, 2172, 2222, 2234, 2242, 2251, 2253, 2263, 2281, 2282, 3212, 3219, 3223, 3237, 4011, 4021, 4033, 4161, 4163, 4164, 4165, 4166, 4167, 4211, 4216, 6221, 6222, 6235, 6316, 6331, 6342, 7245, 7246, 7315, 8222, 8255, 9212, 9213, 9226, 9241
October 25, 201969372Invited Candidates had Educational
Credential Assessments.

The following NOCs have been included:
0013, 0014, 0111, 0112, 0113, 0114, 0121, 0122, 0125, 0131, 0132, 0212, 0213, 0421, 0423, 0601, 0621, 0631, 0632, 0651, 0711, 0714, 0731, 0821, 0912, 1114, 1121, 1211, 1212, 1213, 1215, 1221, 1222, 1223, 1224, 1225, 1226, 1241, 1242, 1243, 1252, 1253, 1311, 1313, 2134, 2142, 2144, 2148, 2171, 2172, 2174, 2221, 2222, 2233, 2234, 2242, 2251, 2252, 2253, 2262, 2263, 2264, 2272, 2281, 2282, 3143, 3211, 3212, 3214, 3215, 3217, 3219, 3223, 3234, 4011, 4021, 4033, 4151, 4152, 4153, 4161, 4163, 4164, 4165, 4166, 4167, 4169, 4211, 4212, 4214, 4214, 4215, 4216, 6221, 6235, 6315, 6316, 6321, 6331, 6332, 6342, 6344, 7201, 7202, 7204, 7231, 7235, 7236, 7237, 7241, 7242, 7243, 7244, 7251, 7271, 7281, 7294, 7305, 7311, 7312, 7313, 7321, 7322, 7381, 7384, 8211, 8222, 9213, 9231, 9232
October 17, 201967986Invited Candidates had Educational
Credential Assessments.

The following NOCs have been included: 0621, 0631, 0711, 0821, 1114, 1311, 2171, 4212, 4214, 4214, 6221, 7312, 7321
October 8, 201969231Invited Candidates had Educational
Credential Assessments.

The following NOCs have been included:
0111, 0112, 0114, 0122, 0821, 1114,
1221, 1241, 1311, 2171, 2174, 2251
6235, 6332, 7321
October 2, 201968396Invited Candidates had Educational
Credential Assessments.

The following NOCs have been included:
0013, 0014, 0016, 0121, 0125, 0131, 0212, 0421, 0621, 0631, 0632, 0711, 0712, 0714, 0731, 0811, 0912, 1121, 1211, 1212, 1213, 1215, 1222, 1223, 1224, 1225, 1226, 1242, 1243, 1251, 1252, 1254, 1313, 2112, 2172, 2222, 2233, 2234, 2242, 2253, 2262, 2263, 2281, 2282, 3212, 3214, 3219, 3223, 3237, 4033, 4153, 4161, 4163, 4164, 4165, 4166, 4167, 4169, 4211, 4216, 6221, 6222, 6315, 6316, 6321, 6331, 6342, 7232, 7305, 7311, 7315, 7381, 8222, 9212, 9213, 9232, 9241
September 25, 201970404Invited Candidates had Educational
Credential Assessments.

The following NOCs have been included:
0013, 0016, 0111, 0112, 0113, 0114, 0122, 0125, 0131, 0212, 0213, 0421, 0423, 0601, 0621, 0631, 0632, 0651, 0711, 0712, 0714, 0821, 0822, 0912, 1114, 1121, 1211, 1212, 1213, 1215, 1221, 1223, 1224, 1225, 1226, 1241, 1242, 1243, 1251, 1252, 1254, 1311, 1313, 2112, 2131, 2134, 2142, 2148, 2161, 2171, 2172, 2221, 2222, 2242, 2251, 2252, 2253, 2263, 2281, 2282, 3122, 3143, 3211, 3212, 3215, 3234, 4011, 4021, 4033, 4151, 4152, 4161, 4163, 4165, 4166, 4211, 4212, 4214, 4214, 4215, 4216, 6221, 6222, 6235, 6331, 6332, 6342, 7201, 7202, 7204, 7231, 7237, 7305, 7311, 7312, 7321, 7322, 7381, 9213, 9241
August 15, 20197845Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.
July 24, 201974104Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.
June 20, 201968268Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.
June 6, 20197584Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.
May 22, 201982104Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments.
May 1, 20196781Occupations 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, 201960114Occupations 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, 20196770All EOIs had Eductional Credential Assessments
February 27, 20196883All EOIs had Eductional Credential Assessments
January 16, 201963362All EOIs had Eductional Credential Assessments
December 6, 201861211All EOIs had Eductional Credential Assessments
November 23, 201863247All EOIs had Eductional Credential Assessments
November 1, 201860255All EOIs had Eductional Credential Assessments
October 10, 201860359All EOIs had Eductional Credential Assessments
September 27, 201865225All EOIs had Eductional Credential Assessments
August 21, 201868466All EOIs had Eductional Credential Assessments

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