First Expression of Interest (EOI) Draw held for Express Entry Candidates by Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan province has opened gates through the new Expression of Interest(EOI) system introduced in July and issued the first invites to the Express Entry candidates. Further, there also has been revised in-demand occupation list in the process to enhance the employment prospect in the province.

The first Expression of Interest (EOI) draw of Saskatchewan

There were a total number of 466 invitations issued for provincial nomination under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)’s Express Entry Sub-category and the minimum score required for the candidates was 68. That means all those candidates who secured 68 points or above in Saskatchewan’s own point grid were eligible to apply. All the selected applications also had an Educational Credential Assessment(ECA) done before they were shortlisted.

Generally, all those candidates who receive a nomination from a province are allotted 600 bonus points under the Express Entry Program Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score calculation.

To be eligible for Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) Express Entry Sub-category, the candidate should get his profile registered under the Expression of Interest (EOI) and then he/she will be assigned a score out of 100 based on the information filled by the candidate about age, education, work experience and language proficiency. Generally, the eligibility for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) Express Entry Sub-category is based on –

  • Securing the minimum point requirement, which was 68 points this time but generally it is 60 out of 100 points grid.
  • Should hold an educational degree/ diploma/certificate
  • Have a work experience in one of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) in the designated Skill Type O, Skill Level A or Skill Level B

The In-demand Occupation list for SINP Express Entry

For the In-demand Occupation list, the list is applicable for both SINP express entry and occupation in demand sub-category as well. There are total 22 in-demand occupations on Saskatchewan’s in-demand occupation list and out of those 3 doesn’t require any professional license but 19 jobs do require a professional license before working. The list has been updated keeping in mind the latest demands of the labor market.

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


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