Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Expands its Skill Occupation Demand List From 19 To 200 Occupations! (WWICS: 20201909Ga1408)

129 occupations are excluded from the list

Good news for the skilled candidates who are considering applying for Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) as the province has expanded its in-demand skill occupation list from 19 to over 200 occupations for two of its most popular immigration categories – Express Entry and In-Demand Occupation sub-category.

Express Entry and In-Demand Occupation sub-categories are two prominent streams within the SINP for individuals who have education and work experience in a high-skilled and in-demand occupation.

All these occupations are in the NOC 0, A or B category. NOC “A” includes occupations that usually require university education; NOC “B” includes occupations that generally require college education or apprenticeship training while the NOC “0” include occupations related to management.

Both these categories do not require a candidate to have a job offer or work experience in Canada in order to be eligible.

The Express Entry sub-category is for candidates who also have a profile in Canada’s federal Express Entry pool. Express Entry Candidates who receive a provincial nomination through the SINP’s Express Entry sub-category are awarded an additional 600 points towards their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which effectively guarantees them an ITA for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Express Entry draw.

On the other hand, the In-Demand Occupation Sub-Category is for candidates who are not in the Express Entry pool. If nominated, candidates under In-Demand Occupation Sub-Category would apply for permanent residence outside of Express Entry.

However, rather than listing the occupations that are now eligible, the SINP has put on the list of 129 occupations that are excluded from the list and are ineligible to apply for SINP. This means that there are more than 200 occupations which now make it to the In-demand occupation list of Saskatchewan.

Candidates, who wish to immigrate to Saskatchewan through the both Express Entry and In-Demand Occupation Sub-Category, must register a separate Expression of Interest (EOI) with the SINP.

In order to be considered under Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-category, the first step is to submit a profile into the federal Express Entry pool. While to apply through Saskatchewan’s Occupation In-Demand Sub-Category, candidates need to first create a profile in Saskatchewan’s EOI system. 

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