Saskatchewan Invites 391 in Expression of Interest Draw

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has invited a total of 391 candidates under the Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry sub-categories. The lowest ranking candidate invited in the September 27th round of invitations had a score of 71.

This round of invitations targeted a much larger pool of occupations than the province’s previous draw earlier this month. SINP’s September 27th draw chose candidates with an Education Credential Assessment and one of 61 select occupations. The previous round of invitations targeted just 16 occupations.

This draw follows recently released job numbers from Statistics Canada for August 2021 that reveal Saskatchewan is leading the nation for job growth. Saskatchewan is ranking first among the provinces in terms of employment increase from July 2021 to August 2021 and has an unemployment rate was below the national average.

Individuals invited in Saskatchewan’s latest draw are invited apply to the province for nomination. Successful nominees will be invited to apply to become Canadian permanent residents.

September 27th SINP draw results:

SINP Occupations in Demand subcategory 

  • Invitations: 239
  • Minimum score: 71

Express Entry subcategory

  • Invitations: 152
  • Minimum score: 71

Invitees in this draw must have an Education Credential Assessment and experience in one of the 61 targeted NOC codes.

How do Saskatchewan’s Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand subcategories differ?

Saskatchewan’s Express Entry and Occupations in-Demand sub-categories both fall under the International Skilled Worker category. The eligibility requirements for the two sub-categories are essentially identical, the main difference being the subsequent permanent residence application process.

Saskatchewan’s in-demand stream operates as a base provincial nominee program. This means SINP processes the application outside of the Express Entry system and applicants do not need to meet all Express Entry requirements.

In contrast, the Express Entry subcategory requires applicants to meet the requirements of the one of the Federal Express Entry classes and have an active profile in the pool.

Profiles in both sub-categories are ranked by Saskatchewan’s unique points assessment grid and must meet a minimum of 60 points to submit an Expression of Interest to the province.

Applicants that meet the minimum draw requirements may receive an invitation to apply to Saskatchewan for provincial nomination.

Successful candidates that apply under the Express Entry subcategory may receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS score. As a result, they will receive an Invitation to Apply on their Express Entry profile and the subsequent permanent residence application may be eligible for expedited processing.

Applicants who receive an invitation under the Occupations in Demand stream are invited to submit a non-Express Entry PNP permanent residence application. Unlike Express Entry, this application is generally subject to longer processing times.

Which occupations were selected in Saskatchewan’s latest Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry draw?

In addition to meeting the minimum points requirement, candidates must have had the following NOC code indicated on their profile:

0014Senior managers – health, education, social and community services
0016Senior managers – construction, transportation, production and utilities
0121Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
0421Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training
0423Managers in social, community and correctional services
0621Retail and wholesale trade managers
0651Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.
0711Construction managers
0712Home building and renovation managers
0821Managers in agriculture
0911Manufacturing managers
1122Professional occupations in business management consulting
1123Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
1214Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations
1221Administrative officers
1222Executive assistants
1224Property administrators
1241Administrative assistants
1243Medical administrative assistants
1251Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations
1252Health information management occupations
1313Insurance underwriters
2142Metallurgical and materials engineers
2144Geological engineers
2151Architects
2212Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
2231Civil engineering technologists and technicians
2241Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2242Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
2244Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors
2252Industrial designers
2253Drafting technologists and technicians
2254Land survey technologists and technicians
2262Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers
2263Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
2264Construction inspectors
3143Occupational therapists
3211Medical laboratory technologists
3215Medical radiation technologists
3234Paramedical occupations
4152Social workers
4153Family, marriage and other related counsellors
4156Employment counsellors
4161Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4162Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts
4164Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4166Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4167Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4169Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c.
4212Social and community service workers
4216Other instructors
7231Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
7237Welders and related machine operators
7241Electricians (except industrial and power system)
7294Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
7295Floor covering installers
7321Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
7371Crane operators
7384Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.
8222Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services
9212Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities

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