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The province of Saskatchewan has issued its first invitations to Express Entry candidates through the new Expression of Interest system introduced in July, and revised its In-Demand Occupation List in the process.

In total, 466 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for candidates for the sub-category of express admission to the Saskatchewan immigration program (SINP) were filed in this first draw. The minimum score was 68.

In its update, SINP said that all selected Expressed Interests have an Educational Authority Assessment.

Candidates Express Entry, which apply and receive a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan, receive an additional 600 points on the scale "Integrated Rating System" (CRS).

In order to be eligible for the SINP Express Entry sub-category, Quick Record candidates must register the EOI profile with SINP and they are assigned a rating of 100 based on their answers to questions about the experience work, education and knowledge of English or French, among other factors.

Eligibility criteria for the SINP’s Express Entry sub-category include:

  • A score of at least 60 points out of 100 on the SINP’s points assessment grid;
  • Post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship of at least one year in length that resulted in a diploma, certificate or degree.
    • Degrees and diplomas obtained outside Canada must be accompanied by an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) from a designated organization.
  • Have work experience in a high-skilled occupation in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) that is designated Skill Type O, Skill Level A or Skill Level B and is found on Saskatchewan’s In-Demand Occupations List.
    • Candidates must show proof of professional status or licensure for regulated occupations or those with professional certification standards in Canada and/or Saskatchewan if required by their occupation.

The first step toward pursuing the SINP’s Express Entry sub-category is to enter a profile in the federal government’s Express Entry pool.

In its renewal of the drawing, SINP announced that it revised the list of occupations on demand to ensure that "candidates with positive job prospects in Saskatchewan are selected, and nominations do not exceed the demand for labor."

The list of vacancies on demand applies to both the SINP Express Entry subcategories and the In-Demand classes.

Of the 22 claimed occupations in the updated list of vacancies on request in Saskatchewan, three of them do not require candidates to obtain a certain professional license. The government of Saskatchewan requires a professional license from the relevant organizations for the remaining 19 professions.

 

No license required

NOCOCCUPATION
0821 Managers in agriculture
2123 Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers

Professional license required

NOCOCCUPATIONGOVERNMENT-APPROVED ORGANIZATION
0822 Managers in horticulture Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
2154 Land surveyors Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS)
3111 Psychiatrists College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan
3215 Medical Radiation Technologists Saskatchewan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
3234 Paramedics Saskatchewan College of Paramedics
4151 Psychologists College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan
4212 Social and community service workers Canadian Association of Social Workers
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants Ministry of Education
3211 Medical laboratory technologists Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists
3216 Medical sonographers Sonography Canada
6331 Meat cutters Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7201 Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7204 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7311 Industrial mechanics Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7322 Motor vehicle body repairers Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7237 Welders Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)
7384 Recreation Vehicle Service Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC)

The following occupations were removed from the SINP in-demand list of occupations:

  • NOC 0211 – Engineering managers
  • NOC 0911 – Manufacturing managers
  • NOC 0912 – Utilities managers
  • NOC 2131 – Civil engineers
  • NOC 2173 – Software engineers
  • NOC 2173 – Software designers
  • NOC 2242 – Electronic service technicians (household and business)
  • NOC 2175 – Web designers and developer
  • NOC 2147 – Computer engineers
  • NOC 2225– Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
  • NOC 4162 – Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts