Saskatchewan immigration conducted another major selection round for candidates in its Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-category, rolling out 922 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence of Canada in its October 24 draws.
The latest invitations were among a series of high-invitation selection round for these popular Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) sub-streams, neither of which requires an employment offer in Saskatchewan or Canadian work experience to be qualified.
The SINP’s Express Entry sub-stream is aligned to the federal Express Entry system, which regulates the pool of candidates for Canada’s three Federal High Skilled immigration programs — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Canadian Experience Class and Federal Skilled Trades Class.
The Occupation In-Demand sub-category is available to immigration candidates who don’t have a valid Express Entry profile.
Nine (9) Major Selection Round of draws since September 25 and nearly 4,000 invitations
The Saskatchewan immigration authority has now held five selection round through its Express Entry sub-stream and four for Occupation In-Demand applicants since September 25. A sum of 3,846 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination has been rolled out to applicants in both sub-categories in the course of these nine invitation rounds.
The draws follow the SINP’s adoption of a new approach to the occupation that are considered qualified under the two sub-categories, which both needing a minimum of one year of work experience in an occupation that is considered in-demand in Saskatchewan province and is related to their field of study, among other requirements.
The new approach saw the SINP launched an Excluded Occupations List that dramatically increased the number of eligible occupations from Nineteen (19) to more than two-hundred (200).
The five draws conducted since then have sent out invitations to candidates with work experience in a large number of occupations and the 130 occupations included in the October 24 draw was the biggest range yet.
Occupations included in this latest draw spanned across professional, managerial, and technical/skilled trades professions.
Expression of Interest
In order to be qualified for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan via either sub-category, applicants must register an Expression of Interests, or EOI, with Saskatchewan.
Eligible applicants for both sub-categories are assigned a score out of 100 based on the SINP’s International Skilled Worker Point Assessment Grid, which considers factors such as age, educational qualification, skilled work experience, abilities in English or French and attachment to Saskatchewan.
The highest-ranked persons are issued an invitation to apply through regular draws held by the SINP.
Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand candidate invited on October 24 had a minimum score of sixty-nine (69).
Express Entry candidates who apply for and obtained a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan are granted an extra 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and are practically assured an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Saskatchewan 200 Occupation List
Over 200 occupations are now eligible for consideration under the SINP’s Express Entry system and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories. In the latest major selection round, Saskatchewan issued 922 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
|NOC Code||Occupation Description|
|12||Senior government manager and officials|
|15||Senior managers – broadcasting, trade, and other services, n.e.c.|
|311||Managers in health care|
|411||Government manager – social and health policy development and program administration|
|412||Government manager – policy development, economic analysis, and program administration|
|413||Government manager – education policy developments and program administration|
|414||Other managers in public administrations|
|431||Commissioned police officer|
|432||Fire chief and senior firefighting officers|
|433||Commissioned officer of the Canadian Forces|
|511||Library, museum, archive and art gallery managers|
|512||Managers – motion pictures, publishing, broadcasting and performing arts|
|513||Recreation, sport and fitness programs and service directors|
|823||Managers in aquaculture|
|1111||Financial auditor and accountants|
|1113||Securities consultants, investment dealers and brokers|
|1227||Court officer and justices of the peace|
|1228||Employment insurance, border services, immigration, and revenue officers|
|1312||Insurance adjuster and claims examiners|
|1314||Assessors, valuator and appraisers|
|1315||Customs, ship and other brokers|
|2111||Physicists and astronomer|
|2113||Geoscientists and oceanographer|
|2114||Meteorologists and climatologist|
|2115||Other professional occupation in physical sciences|
|2153||Urban and land use planner|
|2271||Air pilots, flight engineers and flying educators|
|2273||Deck officer, water transport|
|2274||Engineer officer, water transport|
|2275||Railway traffic controller and marine traffic regulators|
|3011||Nursing co-ordinator and supervisors|
|3012||Registered nurse and registered psychiatric nurses|
|3112||General practitioner and family physicians|
|3124||Allied primary health practitioner|
|3125||Other professional occupation in health diagnosing and treating|
|3132||Dietitians and nutritionist|
|3141||Audiologist and speech-language pathologists|
|3144||Other professional occupation in therapy and assessment|
|3213||Animal health technologist and veterinary technicians|
|3222||Dental hygienist and dental therapists|
|3232||Practitioner of natural healing|
|3233||Licensed practical nurses|
|4012||Post-secondary teaching and research assistant|
|4031||Secondary school teacher|
|4032||Elementary school and kindergarten teacher|
|4112||Lawyer and Quebec notaries|
|4154||Professional occupation in religion|
|4155||Probation and parole officer and related occupations|
|4168||Program officer unique to government|
|4217||Other religious occupations|
|4311||Police officer (except commissioned)|
|4313||Non-commissioned rank of the Canadian Forces|
|5112||Conservators and curators|
|5121||Authors and writers|
|5125||Translators, terminologist and interpreters|
|5131||Producers, directors, choreographer and related occupations|
|5132||Conductors, arrangers, composers and|
|5133||Musicians and singer|
|5135||Actors and comedians|
|5136||Painters, sculptors and other visual artist|
|5211||Library and public archive technician|
|5212||Technical occupation related to museums and art galleries|
|5222||Film and video camera operator|
|5223||Graphic arts technician|
|5225||Audio and video recording technician|
|5226||Other technical and co-ordinating occupation in broadcasting, motion pictures, and the performing arts|
|5227||Support occupations in motion pictures, photography, broadcasting, and the performing arts|
|5231||Announcers and other broadcaster|
|5232||Other performers, n.e.c.|
|5241||Graphic designers and illustrator|
|5242||Interior designers and interior decorator|
|5243||Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designer|
|5244||Artisans and craftsperson|
|5245||Patternmakers – textile, leather and fur product|
|5253||Sports officials and referees|
|5254||Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sports and fitness|
|6231||Insurance consultants and broker|
|6232||Real estate agents and salespersons|
|6311||Food service supervisors|
|6314||Customer and information services supervisor|
|6341||Hairstylist and barbers|
|6343||Shoe repairer and shoemakers|
|6346||Funeral director and embalmers|
|7233||Sheet metal worker|
|7247||Cable television service and maintenance technician|
|7303||Supervisors, printing and related occupations|
|7318||Elevator constructor and mechanics|
|7331||Oil and solid fuel heating mechanic|
|7361||Railway and yard locomotive engineer|
|7372||Drillers and blaster – surface mining, construction and quarrying|
|8232||Oil and gas well drillers, servicer, testers and related workers|
|8261||Fishing masters and officer|
|9214||Supervisor, plastic and rubber products manufacturing|
|9217||Supervisor, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing|
|9221||Supervisor, motor vehicle assembling|
|9222||Supervisor, electronics manuf acturing|
|9223||Supervisor, electrical products manufacturing|
|9224||Supervisor, furniture and fixtures manufacturing|
|9227||Supervisor, other products manufacturing and assembly|
|9235||Papermaking, pulping and coating control operators|
|9243||Water and waste treatments plant operators|
Source: Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)