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Latest Saskatchewan Draw with Lowest Points Cut-Off in Two Years

On May 25, 2021 the Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program issued 262 invitations to candidates eligible under the Occupations In-Demand stream with at least 65 points in their latest draw. The candidates invited also had an Education Credential Assessment (ECA) and experience in one of the following NOC codes:

0711Construction managers
0712Home building and renovation managers
0714Facility operation and maintenance managers
0731Managers in transportation
7201Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
7202Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
7203Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
7205Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
7231Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
7232Tool and die makers
7237Welders and related machine operators
7242Industrial electricians
7243Power system electricians
7245Telecommunications line and cable workers
7246Telecommunications installation and repair workers
7282Concrete finishers
7291Roofers and shinglers
7294Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
7301Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
7302Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
7304Supervisors, railway transport operations
7305Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
7311Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
7312Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
7313Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
7321Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
7322Motor vehicle body repairers
7333Electrical mechanics
7335Other small engine and small equipment repairers
7371Crane operators
7381Printing press operators
7384Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.

What makes this draw unique?

The points cut-off for Saskatchewan’s Occupations In-Demand stream has not gone below 65 since April 2019, when the Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry stream saw 324 total invitations issued to candidates in a few select occupations needed to fill labour market gaps in the province.

This draw also mimics the federal government’s approach of reducing the CRS points cut-off in Express Entry draws to target only the Federal Skilled Trades program.

What is an Education Credential Assessment?

An Education Credential Assessment (ECA) is used to determine the Canadian equivalency of an applicant’s education credentials. An immigration-specific ECA report from an organization designated by the IRCC is required for many economic immigration programs in Canada.

Lauren Boorman

Lauren is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant based in Montreal with a particular focus on researching and writing about the latest updates in immigration news.

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