SASKATCHEWAN: FIRST EOI DRAW FOR OCCUPATION IN-DEMAND ENTRANTS: REVISES IN-DEMAND OCCUPATIONS LIST

After announcing an update in its In-Demand Occupation List on April 4, 2019, the Saskatchewan province held its first Expression of Interest draw for immigration candidates with work experience in four specific in-demand occupations. 324 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued in the draw held on April 17, 2019.

Three out of the four listed occupations were from the new additions to Saskatchewan’s In-demand Occupations List updated on April 4, 2019.

However, the SINP later revised its In-Demand Occupations List and removed the four occupations targeted in the April 17 draw. The list which the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) updated on April 4, added a total of 13 new occupations bringing the total occupation list to 24 In-demand occupations. But, once again, with the latest revision of the list, the total number of occupations has declined to 20.

The Invitations to apply (ITAs) were issued to Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand candidates with work experience in one of the following occupations: Land Surveyors (2154), Technical Occupation in Geomatics and Meteorology (2255), Tailors, Dressmakers, Furrier and Milliner (6342); and Application Services and Repairers (7332). However, these occupations are now removed from the in-demand occupation list.

A week ahead of the Expression of Interest draw, the SINP had indicated that it may make an occupation-specific selection from the pool of candidates within Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories. To be eligible for consideration by Saskatchewan, the Express Entry candidates must register a separate Expression of Interest with the SINP.

The candidates who will be selected for a provincial nomination through SINP’s Express Entry sub-category will receive an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points and will be fast-tracked for an Invitation to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence in upcoming Express Entry Draw.

As mentioned above, after its first EOI draw for occupation in-demand candidates Saskatchewan has yet again revised its In-Demand Occupations List. With the removal of four occupations, the list now consists of the following twenty occupations.

In-Demand Occupations List Revised

NOC

Occupation List

0423

Managers in Social Services and Community Services

1226

Conference and Event Planners

1311

Accounting Technicians

2174

Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers

2251

Architectural Technologists and Technicians

3211

Medical Laboratory Technologists

3215

Medical Radiation Technologists

3216

Medical Sonographers

3234

Paramedics

4151

Psychologists

4212

Social and Community Service Workers

4214

Early Childhood Educators

4215

Instructors of Persons with Disabilities

5254

Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation, Sport and Fitness

6331

Meat Cutters

6332

Bakers

7292

Glaziers

7312

Heavy-duty Equipment Mechanics/Technicians

7321

Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers

7322

Motor Vehicle Body Repairers

To get an Invitation to Apply through SINP’s Express Entry or Occupation In-Demand sub-categories, it is mandatory to have work experience in an occupation mentioned in the list. However, having a job offer is not a compulsory requirement in both cases.

Canada’s PNP allows 9 provinces and 2 territories to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates for Canadian Permanent Residence every year. Saskatchewan is one such province that operates SINP to invite aspirants seeking permanent residence in Canada.

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