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:
|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|
|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|
|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)|
|2243||Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics|
|2244||Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors|
|2253||Drafting technologists and technicians|
|2254||Land survey technologists and technicians|
|2261||Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians|
|2263||Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety|
|3211||Medical laboratory technologists|
|3215||Medical radiation technologists|
|4153||Family, marriage and other related counsellors|
|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|
|4169||Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c.|
|4212||Social and community service workers|
|6316||Other services supervisors|
|7202||Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations|
|7231||Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors|
|7237||Welders and related machine operators|
|7241||Electricians (except industrial and power system)|
|7312||Heavy-duty equipment mechanics|
|7321||Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers|
|7381||Printing press operators|
|7384||Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.|
|9232||Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators|