The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has invited 280 skilled workers to apply for nomination in a recent Expression of Interest draw. Candidates with at least 77 points on the province’s points grid and experience in one of 63 select targeted occupations were selected by SINP in yesterday’s round of invitations.
Meanwhile, Saskatchewan has also recently announced that they will be investing nearly $13 million in education and skills training. These funds will be used to help to grow a skilled workforce, including engaging under-represented people in the workforce. Among the training initiatives launched with the investment will include providing in-demand skills and language training to newcomers to Canada.
“Saskatchewan’s greatest resource has always been its people and this funding supports the provincial Growth Plan priority to develop a skilled workforce in our province through education and training,”Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison
As Canada begins to slowly recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, provincial and federal governments are increasingly looking to immigration as a means to aid in economic recovery.
July 21st SINP draw results
SINP Occupations in Demand subcategory
- Invitations: 196
- Minimum score: 77
Express Entry subcategory
- Invitations: 84
- Minimum score: 77
Invitees in this draw must have an Education Credential Assessment and experience in one of the 63 targeted occupations.
How do the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand subcategories differ?
Saskatchewan’s Express Entry and Occupations in-Demand sub-categories are essentially identical. The main difference between the two programs are the sub-categories in which they fall under.
Saskatchewan’s in-Demand stream operates as a base provincial nominee program. This means SINP processes the application outside of the Express Entry system and applicants do not need to meet all Express Entry requirements.
In contrast, the Express Entry subcategory requires applicants to meet the requirements of the one of the Federal Express Entry classes and have an active profile in the pool.
Profiles in both sub-categories are ranked by Saskatchewan’s unique points assessment grid and must meet a minimum of 60 points to submit an Expression of Interest to the province.
Applicants that meet the minimum draw requirements may receive an invitation to apply to Saskatchewan for provincial nomination.
Successful candidates that apply under the Express Entry subcategory may receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS score. As a result, they will receive an Invitation to Apply on their Express Entry profile and the subsequent permanent residence application may be eligible for expedited processing.
Applicants who receive an invitation under the Occupations in Demand stream are invited to submit a non-Express Entry PNP permanent residence application. Unlike Express Entry, this application is generally subject to longer processing times.
Which occupations were selected in today’s draw?
In addition to meeting the minimum points requirement, candidates must have had the following NOC code indicated on their profile:
|0013||Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services|
|0014||Senior managers – health, education, social and community services|
|0016||Senior managers – construction, transportation, production and utilities|
|0114||Other administrative services managers|
|0121||Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers|
|0132||Postal and courier services managers|
|0421||Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training|
|0423||Managers in social, community and correctional services|
|0621||Retail and wholesale trade managers|
|0651||Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.|
|0712||Home building and renovation managers|
|0821||Managers in agriculture|
|1121||Human resources professionals|
|1122||Professional occupations in business management consulting|
|1123||Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations|
|1214||Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations|
|1215||Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations|
|1243||Medical administrative assistants|
|1252||Health information management occupations|
|2142||Metallurgical and materials engineers|
|2212||Geological and mineral technologists and technicians|
|2223||Forestry technologists and technicians|
|2225||Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists|
|2231||Civil engineering technologists and technicians|
|2232||Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians|
|2241||Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians|
|2242||Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)|
|2253||Drafting technologists and technicians|
|2262||Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers|
|2263||Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety|
|3211||Medical laboratory technologists|
|4161||Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers|
|4162||Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts|
|4164||Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers|
|4165||Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers|
|4166||Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers|
|4167||Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers|
|4169||Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c.|
|4212||Social and community service workers|
|6316||Other services supervisors|
|6344||Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations|
|7231||Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors|
|7237||Welders and related machine operators|
|7241||Electricians (except industrial and power system)|
|7243||Power system electricians|
|7246||Telecommunications installation and repair workers|
|7294||Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)|
|8255||Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services|
|9232||Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators|