Saskatchewan immigration department invited 269 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on May 25. For this invitation round, the province targeted Occupations In-Demand candidates.
The invitations were issued to candidates who may be eligible for a nomination from the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), precisely from the International Skilled Worker category.
Invited immigration candidates needed an Expression of interest (EOI) score of at least 65 in order to be invited.
This score is five points lesser than the score needed in the previous selection round.
They also needed Educational Credential Assessments to show their foreign education certificate was comparable to the Canadian education standard and work experience in one of the thirty-six in-demand occupations listed on the government webpage.
The province uses an EOI system to manage the pool of candidates for two of its Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry sub-categories.
The EOI is a “pre-application” process that allows candidates to complete a form demonstrating their interest in applying to immigrate to the Saskatchewan province.
About the Occupations In-Demand subcategory
The Occupations In-Demand sub-category is open to those candidates who do not have a valid federal Express Entry profile.
This program is for immigration candidates who possess work experience in occupations that have labor shortages in Saskatchewan province.
They will also be assessed on how their age, education, language ability, and ties to the province show their capacity to settle into life in Saskatchewan.
They are then given a score out of 100 based on the SINP’s International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid.
There were 269 Occupations In-Demand individuals invited to apply for a provincial nomination, and like the Express Entry sub-category, candidates require a provincial score of Sixty-five (65) in order to be chosen.
The highest-scoring candidates are then granted an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
About the Express Entry sub-category
The Express Entry sub-category is an enhanced PNP, meaning it is aligned to the federal Express Entry system.
Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-category is aligned to the federal Express Entry system, which manages the pool of applicants for three of Canada’s main economic-class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Trades Class, Federal Skilled Worker Class, and Canadian Experience Class.
Candidates with valid Express Entry profiles must also create EOI profiles for Saskatchewan province in order to be considered for an invitation to file for a provincial nomination.
Express Entry candidates who apply for and obtain a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan province are awarded an extra 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score at the federal level, and are practically assured an invitation to apply for permanent residence.
The same goes for anyone of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs that are linked with Express Entry.
Which occupations are in-demand in Saskatchewan?
The Occupations In-Demand (OID) and Express Entry (EE) programs are for those who have work experience and education in an in-demand occupation.
Eligible occupations must fall under the following National Occupational Classification (NOC) Matrix levels:
|NOC Code||Occupation In-Demand|
|2133||Electrical and electronics engineers|
|2141||Industrial and manufacturing engineers|
|2147||Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)|
|2173||Software engineers and designers|
|2175||Web designers and developer|
|4212||Social and community service workers|
|4214||Early childhood educators and assistants|
|3211||Medical laboratory technologists|
|124||Advertising, marketing and public relations managers|
|423||Managers in social, community and correctional services|
|1112||Financial and investment analysts|
|1122||Professional occupations in business management consulting|
|1123||Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations|
|2211||Chemical technologists and technicians|
|2212||Geological and mineral technologists and technicians|
|2121||Biologists and related scientists|
|2123||Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists|
|2225||Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists|
|2231||Civil engineering technologists and technicians|
|2241||Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians|
|2242||Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)|
|2243||Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics|
|2253||Drafting technologists and technicians|
|714||Facility operation and maintenance managers|
|7312||Heavy-duty equipment mechanics|
|7321||Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics|
|7322||Motor vehicle body repairers|
|811||Managers in natural resources production and fishing|
|821||Managers in agriculture|
Please Note: To remain qualified for a nomination, you must achieve the minimum points of the EOI selection through which you received your invitation to Apply.