The Government of Saskatchewan invited 595 Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
The draw was held on December 20, where the candidate was not required t have a job offer to qualify, just required to submit an EOI with the SINP. They were required to have a minimum of one year of work experience in an eligible skilled work experience that must be related to their field of study.
Express Entry sub-category
A total of 304 invitations issued on December 20 went to candidates who had profiles in the federal Express Entry pool.
This sub-category is in line with the federal government’s Express Entry program and allows the province to search for skilled immigrants in the express pool who are able to meet the requirements of the local labour market. Express Entry manages the pool of the candidates registered under:
- Federal Skilled Worker Class
- Federal Skilled Trades Class
- Canadian Experience Class
Express Entry candidates with the minimum score of 69 points in the SINP assessment grid, were issued the invitations in the latest round.
Occupations In-demand sub-category
The Occupations In-Demand sub-category is open to immigration candidates who do not have a federal Express Entry profile.
There were 291 Occupations In-Demand candidates invited to apply for a provincial nomination, and like the Express Entry sub-category, candidates needed a provincial score of 69 in order to be chosen.
The SINP has now issued 6,284 invitations to candidates in both sub-categories over the course of 16 invitation rounds since September 25, when Saskatchewan overhauled its Occupations In-demand list.
The SINP moved away from a limited In-Demand Occupations List this fall. Instead, they created an Excluded Occupations List that expanded the number of eligible occupations for both sub-categories from 19 to more than 200.
The 16 draws held since this change have targeted candidates in a wide variety of eligible occupations.
The December 20 draw issued invitations to candidates in 96 occupations. Some of these in-demand occupations include: corporate sales managers; supervisors, finance and insurance office workers; and paralegals.