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Saskatchewan Invites 452 in Latest Skilled Worker Draw

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has invited 452 candidates in their most recent International Skilled Worker draw. The draw targeted individuals eligible under the Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry sub-categories.

The minimum points requirement has decreased from SINP’s previous draw, which targeted candidates with a score of at least 77. This draw also issued a significantly higher volume of invitations from previous draws; SINP has not issued this many invitations in a single draw since February 2021.

August 5th SINP draw results:

SINP Occupations in Demand subcategory 

  • Invitations: 281
  • Minimum score: 73

Express Entry subcategory

  • Invitations: 171
  • Minimum score: 73

Invitees in this draw must have an Education Credential Assessment and experience in one of the 65 targeted occupations.

How do Saskatchewan’s Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand subcategories differ?

Saskatchewan’s Express Entry and Occupations in-Demand sub-categories both fall under the International Skilled Worker category. The two are essentially identical, the main difference being the subsequent permanent residence application process.

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 the most recent Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker draw?

In addition to meeting the minimum points requirement, candidates must have had the following NOC code indicated on their profile:

0013Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services
0014Senior managers – health, education, social and community services
0016Senior managers – construction, transportation, production and utilities
0114Other administrative services managers
0121Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
0421Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training
0423Managers in social, community and correctional services
0621Retail and wholesale trade managers
0651Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.
0711Construction managers
0712Home building and renovation managers
0821Managers in agriculture
0911Manufacturing managers
1121Human resources professionals
1122Professional occupations in business management consulting
1123Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
1221Administrative officers
1222Executive assistants
1224Property administrators
1241Administrative assistants
1243Medical administrative assistants
1252Health information management occupations
2131Civil engineers
2142Metallurgical and materials engineers
2144Geological engineers
2151Architects
2212Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
2223Forestry technologists and technicians
2225Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
2231Civil engineering technologists and technicians
2232Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
2241Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2242Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
2243Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
2244Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors
2252Industrial designers
2253Drafting technologists and technicians
2254Land survey technologists and technicians
2261Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians
2263Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
2264Construction inspectors
3211Medical laboratory technologists
3215Medical radiation technologists
3234Paramedical occupations
4152Social workers
4153Family, marriage and other related counsellors
4156Employment counsellors
4161Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4162Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts
4164Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4165Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4166Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4169Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c.
4212Social and community service workers
6316Other services supervisors
7202Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
7231Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
7236Ironworkers
7237Welders and related machine operators
7241Electricians (except industrial and power system)
7312Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
7321Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
7381Printing press operators
7384Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.
9232Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators
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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