This latest round of invitations targeted skilled workers eligible under the Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry sub-categories. These candidates were chosen based on their work experience in one of 16 select occupations.
This draw has invited candidates with some of the lowest scores seen all year, second only to the May 25th, 2021 Occupations In-Demand draw, which invited just 269 candidates. Meanwhile, Saskatchewan’s recent draw saw the largest number of invitations issued in one day since February 2021.
SINP Occupations in Demand subcategory
Express Entry subcategory
Invitees in this draw must have an Education Credential Assessment and experience in one of the 16 targeted NOC codes.
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.
In addition to meeting the minimum points requirement, candidates must have had the following NOC code indicated on their profile:
|0821||Managers in agriculture|
|3211||Medical laboratory technologists|
|9232||Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators|
|9212||Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities|
|3215||Medical radiation technologists|
|8255||Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services|
|2225||Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists|
|9226||Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing|
|0822||Managers in horticulture|
|9231||Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing|
The same occupations were targeted in both the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand draws.
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