Saskatchewan invited 202 immigration candidates under Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand immigration sub-categories to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in a draw that took place on May 1.
The draws targeted Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand candidates with work experience in the following 7 occupations that were listed on the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)’s In-demand Occupations List.
NOC Occupation Title
- 0423 Managers in social, community and correctional services
- 1226 Conference and event planners
- 3216 Medical sonographers
- 4151 Psychologists
- 4215 Instructors of persons with disabilities
- 6331 Butchers
- 6332 Bakers
Work experience in an occupation listed on the In-demand Occupations List is among the eligibility requirements for both the SINP’s Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories. However, it does not require a job offer from a Saskatchewan employer in order to be eligible.
Nevertheless, SINP removed conference and event planners (NOC 1226) occupation from the list after the draw, which marks the third time that the SINP has updated its In-demand Occupations List since the start of April.
The May 1 invitation round was the SINP’s second to target candidates with work experience in specific occupations on the list. In an earlier draw held on April 17, SINP invited Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand candidates with work experience in four occupations, all of which were removed from the list after the draw.
In order to be considered for an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination through either the Express Entry or Occupation In-Demand sub-category, candidates need to first create and submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).
EOI profiles are assessed and given a score out of 100 based on factors including age, education, work experience, language ability and family/work/study connections to Saskatchewan. The highest-scoring candidates are then invited to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence from the pool through regular draws.
The lowest-scoring Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand candidates who received an invitation in the May 1 draw had a score of 67.