Saskatchewan Invites 496 International Skilled Workers in Latest Draw

Published on: August 23rd, 2021

In one of the province’s largest draws of the year, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has invited nearly 500 skilled workers to apply for nomination. Individuals invited in today’s draw may now apply to Saskatchewan for provincial nomination.

This latest round of invitations targeted skilled workers eligible under the Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry sub-categories.

For both sub-categories, the minimum points requirement has continued to decrease, targeting the lowest points cut-off seen since June 2021.

Likewise, the number of invitations issued has gone up. The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has not issued this volume of invitations in a single draw since February 2021.

August 19th SINP draw results:

SINP Occupations in Demand subcategory 

  • Invitations: 335
  • Minimum score: 70

Express Entry subcategory

  • Invitations: 161
  • Minimum score: 71

Invitees in this draw must have an Education Credential Assessment and experience in one of the NOC code targeted by the stream they have applied under.

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 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
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
1252Health information management occupations
1313Insurance underwriters
2131Civil engineers
2142Metallurgical and materials engineers
2144Geological engineers
2151Architects
2212Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
2225Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
2231Civil engineering technologists and technicians
2232Mechanical 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
2263Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
2264Construction inspectors
3211Medical laboratory technologists
3215Medical radiation technologists
3216Medical sonographers
3234Paramedical occupations
4152Social workers
4153Family, marriage and other related 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
4212Social and community service workers
4216Other instructors
6316Other services supervisors
7205Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
7235Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
7237Welders and related machine operators
7242Industrial electricians
7243Power system electricians
7245Telecommunications line and cable workers
7246Telecommunications installation and repair workers
7251Plumbers
7271Carpenters
7281Bricklayers
7321Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
7322Motor vehicle body repairers
8222Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services
9211Supervisors, mineral and metal processing

Which occupations were selected in Saskatchewan’s latest Express Entry draw?

Individuals invited in Saskatchewan’s latest Express Entry draw 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
0132Postal and courier services managers
0421Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training
0621Retail and wholesale trade managers
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
1213Supervisors, library, correspondence and related information workers
1221Administrative officers
1222Executive assistants
1224Property administrators
1241Administrative assistants
1252Health information management occupations
2131Civil engineers
2142Metallurgical and materials engineers
2143Mining engineers
2151Architects
2232Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
2241Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2252Industrial designers
2253Drafting technologists and technicians
2263Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
2264Construction inspectors
3143Occupational therapists
3211Medical laboratory technologists
3215Medical radiation technologists
3234Paramedical occupations
4151Psychologists
4153Family, marriage and other related counsellors
4161Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4164Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4166Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4212Social and community service workers
4216Other instructors
6316Other services supervisors
7242Industrial electricians
9212Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities
9232Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators
9232Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators

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