Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program

Nearly 930 invitations issued in latest Saskatchewan Express Entry draw

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) conducted a huge provincial nomination draw on October 24. The draw saw invitations distributed to 922 Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand candidates. These 922 lucky immigration candidates can now apply for provincial nominations, which will bring them closer to gaining Canadian permanent residence. 

The SINP draws its provincial nominations through two streams. First is through the Express Entry stream, where it accesses the profiles of eligible candidates in the federal Express Entry system. Express Entry manages profiles from Canada’s three main economic immigration categories: the Canadian Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Federal Skilled Worker Class. In addition, the other stream is Occupation In-Demand, which is largely open for eligible immigrants without Express Entry profiles.

The candidates from both Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand need to register for an Expression of Interest (EOI) before they can be considered in Saskatchewan draws. The EOI gives them a score based on their education, English or French proficiency, work history, and age. Although the highest-scoring candidates are prioritized, the minimum EOI score for the latest draw was 69 out of 100. For Express Entry candidates, receiving provincial nominations means they get 600 points for their Express Entry profiles. As a result, provincial nominations almost guarantee selection for Canadian permanent residence.  

Expanded Occupations List

Saskatchewan has had nine different invitation draws in that past month. These selections have followed Saskatchewan’s recent expansion of eligible jobs for in-demand occupations. On September 25, Saskatchewan disposed of their in-demand occupations list in favour of an exclusions list. So, this meant that the 216 occupations not on the exclusions list were eligible. This draw had the largest range of targeted occupations, with the selected candidates stemming from 130 different occupations  

Of the nine draws that took place since September 25, four have been Occupation In-Demand exclusive and five have been for Express Entry candidates. Altogether, 3,846 lucky candidates have received provincial nomination invitations.

Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program

Saskatchewan sends provincial nominations to nearly 1000 skilled workers 

In its largest draw yet, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) sent provincial nomination invitations to 986 candidates on October 17. The candidates from this draw were selected from the federal Express Entry pool. However, the SINP usually does select from the Occupations In-Demand immigration stream as well. Those selected had a profile created with the SINP in addition to their Express Entry profiles. 

The SINP ranks Express Entry applicants through an Expression of Interest (EOI) points system. The EOI method is similar to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) used by Express Entry. The EOI system awards points based on the candidate’s Saskatchewan connections, work history, educational experience, language proficiency, etc. However, its main difference from CRS is that EOI ranks candidates out of 100 points. Incidentally, the minimum ranking for this draw was 67 points.  

Occupations for the Saskatchewan Labour Market 

Those who apply for the nominee program through Express Entry do not require a job offer from a Saskatchewan employer. However, they do need to have previous work experience in an occupation they studied for. The occupation must also be an eligible one that is in-demand for Saskatchewan’s labour market. Incidentally, there are now more than 200 of these eligible occupations available for prospective Saskatchewan immigrants. The latest batch of candidates had experience in one of twelve in-demand occupations specified by the province for this draw. 

The occupations that were the focus of this draw were: 

  • Accounting technicians and bookkeepers 
  • Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers 
  • Construction managers 
  • Early childhood educators and assistants 
  • Heavy-duty equipment mechanics 
  • Information systems analysts and consultants  
  • Managers in agriculture 
  • Financial officers
  • Retail and wholesale trade managers 
  • Restaurant and foodservice managers
  • Social and community service workers 
  • Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade 

The 986 candidates will be given invitations to apply for provincial nominations. What’s more, if their applications are successful, they will each receive 600 points to add their Express Entry profiles. These 600 points (for their CRS scores) will bring them to the top of the federal Express Entry draw. From there, the likelihood that they would be selected for Canadian permanent residence in a future federal draw is practically guaranteed.

Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program

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325 invitations issued to Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand candidates by Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited 325 immigration candidates to apply for a Saskatchewan provincial nomination through its International Skilled Worker Category on May 22, 2019. 

The International Skilled Worker Category consists of three sub-categories: Employment offer, Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand. 

Employment offer category requires candidates to have a job offer in Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Express Entry category and Occupation In-Demand category require candidates to have work experience in one of the 19 occupations that are currently listed as in-demand in the province. However, a job offer in Saskatchewan is not required for the two sub-categories. Please see the latest Occupation In-Demand list at the bottom of the page.

221 out of the 325 invitations went to Occupation In-Demand candidates. The rest 104 went to candidates in Saskatchewan Express Entry category. 

A minimum of 60 out of 100 points on the SINP point assessment grid is needed to be considered for a provincial nomination. However, only the highest-scoring candidates are invited to apply. In the May 22 draw, the lowest score among both the Express Entry and the Occupation In-Demand candidates invited was 82. 

So far in 2019, SINP has invited 854 Occupation In-Demand candidates and 814 Saskatchewan Express Entry candidates. The Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category is linked to the Federal Express Entry system, which is an online system managing the pool of immigration candidates for the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class. 

Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which will enhance their profile to obtain an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence from the Government of Canada. 

For any questions on immigrating to Saskatchewan or other Canadian provinces, you are welcome to contact our professional Canada Immigration Consultants. 

Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program

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Saskatchewan opens to International Skilled Worker- Express Entry

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program has reopened Express Entry Skilled Workers to around 500 new applications. Candidates must first make their profile on the Federal Express Entry system.  Only then can they apply to the SINP, Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Programme.


All applications received under the SINP are processed on a first come, first served basis. The SINP is an Express Entry aligned sub-category. As has been previously observed this category can be filled within a matter of hours.


The SINP does not require candidates to have a job offer but a minimum level of Candidates do not require a job offer to apply to the Express Entry sub-category. However, a minimum level of work experience related to their field of study or training in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, or B) on the SINP’s In-Demand Occupation list is required. The SINP’s list of occupations has recently been updated to 33 in-demand occupations.


The SINP has opened for a third time in this year to the Express Entry sub-category. In the previous two intakes the maximum applications accepted were 400 but in this third round, 500 applications are to be accepted.


Candidates who successfully obtain a provincial nomination under the Express Entry sub-category will be awarded an additional 600 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).