Saskatchewan's First Expression Of Interest Draw For Express Entry Candidates.

Saskatchewan has issued the first invitations to Express Entry candidates through the it's Expression of Interest system that was introduced in July, and revised its In-Demand Occupation List in the process.

A total of 466 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were issued to candidates in the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)’s Express Entry sub-category in this first draw. The minimum score was 68.

the SINP updated that all Expressions of Interest selected had an Educational Credential Assessment.

Express Entry candidates who apply and receive a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan will be rewarded an additional of 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.

In order to be eligible for the SINP’s Express Entry sub-category, Express Entry candidates must register an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with the SINP and are assigned a ranking score out of 100 based on their answers to questions concerning work experience, education and proficiency in English or French, among other factors.

  • A score of at least 60 points out of 100 on the SINP’s points assessment grid.
  • Post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship of at least one year in length that resulted in a diploma, certificate or degree.
  • Degrees and diplomas obtained outside Canada must be accompanied by an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) from a designated organization.
  • Have work experience in a high-skilled occupation in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) that is designated Skill Type O, Skill Level A or Skill Level B and is found on Saskatchewan’s In-Demand Occupations List.
  • Candidates must show proof of professional status or licensure for regulated occupations or those with professional certification standards in Canada and/or Saskatchewan if required by their occupation.

In order to pursue the SINP’s Express Entry sub-category you will need to enter a profile in the federal government’s Express Entry pool.