In the latest draw held on May 1, 2019, Saskatchewan has issued 202 invitations to candidates who applied for Canadian Permanent Residence via provincial nominations. This was the second time that Saskatchewan invited candidates with work-experience in specific occupation in-demand.

The Express Entry included detailed In-Demand Occupation candidates with work experience in the selected seven occupations including Medical Sonographers, Psychologists, and Bakers, etc. are issued the invitations under Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). Candidates applying through either SINP’s Express Entry or Occupation In-Demand sub-category are required to have work experience in any of the seven listed occupations mentioned in the table below. However, it is not mandatory to have a job offer when applying for Canadian PR.

The following table lists all seven occupations along with their respective NOC codes.

Selected Occupations from SINP’s In-demand Occupations List

NOCOccupation Title
0423Managers in social, community and correctional services
1226Conference and event planners
3216Medical Sonographers
4215Instructors of persons with disabilities

However, after the draw one of these occupations namely ‘Conference and Event Planners’ (NOC 1226) was removed from the list. This is for the third time since April 2019, that SINP has revised its In-Demand Occupation List after releasing a draw.

The draw held on May 1, 2019, was the second SINP draw targeting candidates with work experience in specific occupations. Prior to this, the draw held on April 17, 2019, welcomed 324 Invitations to Apply to candidates with work experience in four specific occupations, all of which were removed from the list after the draw.

The candidates who apply under SINP’s Express Entry sub-category are from the Federal Express Entry pool managing candidates for Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.

The SINP’s Express Entry candidates along with In-Demand Occupations sub-category candidates have to create and submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile for Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). They are then considered eligible for Invitations to Apply for provincial nominations.

The EOI profiles of the candidates are assessed on the basis of eligibility criteria including work experience, educational level, age, language proficiency skills, and many more factors. Also, candidates’ family, work, and education connections with Saskatchewan are analyzed.

On the basis of their profiles, the candidates are given a score. The highest-scoring candidates are selected through the SINP draws and are invited to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residence.

Canada’s PNP program allows 9 provinces and 2 territories to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates for Canadian Permanent Residence every year. The Express Entry Candidates who receive ITAs through these provincial nominations gets an edge of 600 points in their CRS scores, thus accelerating their chances of securing an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the subsequent Express Entry draws.


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