Saskatchewan Expression of Interest (EOI) Draw

May 4, 2021


  • Robynn Farrell

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has issued a total of 515 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence under its Saskatchewan Express Entry Subcategory and another 302 ITAs under its Occupations In-demand Subcategory in 2019. These subcategories fall within the Skilled Worker Category for this program, meaning all applicants need to meet the requirements for a skilled occupation in Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan immigration most recently issued 83 ITAs in a draw on February 27th that was solely Express Entry focused. Keep in mind that the province recently adopted the Expression of Interest (EOI) system in July 2018, which is also used by other regions. This process of submitting interest to the province allows applicants to register their interest in immigrating to a specific province before being asked to apply, which streamlines the process down to eligible applicants.

The Draw 6 March, 2019

On the 6th of March, the province of Saskatchewan issued 70 ITAs for a Provincial Nomination through the Express Entry Subcategory and 68 through the Occupation In-demand Subcategory. Those in the Express Entry category receive 600 points towards their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, fast-tracking them towards permanent residence. The lowest score under the Saskatchewan Express Entry Subcategory was 67 and the lowest score under the Occupations In-demand Subcategory was 81. These scores are all specific to the province’s points grid system which gives candidates a score out of 100 based on certain criteria.
Points Assessment Grid
Education and Training Max 23 Points
Skilled Work Experience Max 15 Points
Language Proficiency Max 20 Points
Age Max 12 Points
Connection to Labour Market Max 30 Points
Total: 100 Points
The pass mark for all those scored under the SINP is 60 out of 100.

Saskatchewan Express Entry

The Express Entry system manages three federal government programs as of 2015, namely the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program and the Canadian Experience Class. The Saskatchewan immigration subcategory of Express Entry is for those who want to live and work in Saskatchewan and are already entered into the Express Entry pool. Applicants need to be eligible for the program and meet all the criteria in order to submit an EOI to this subcategory.


Applicants Are Eligible If They:
Are accepted into the IRCC’s Express Entry Pool, have an Express Entry profile number and job seeker validation code
Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the Saskatchewan INP point assessment grid
Provide valid language test results from a designated testing agency. The results should match what was declared on the Express Entry profile
Have completed a post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship, that is comparable to the Canadian education system of at least one year in length. The candidate should have earned a diploma, certificate or degree during this period
Have work experience in a highly skilled occupation in the National Occupation Classification (NOC), 0, A or B that’s in-demand in Saskatchewan
Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan

Occupation In-demand

This subcategory of the Skilled Workers Program for Saskatchewan immigration is not linked to Express Entry and is for those who do not have a job offer but are skilled in an in-demand occupation listed by the province. Applicants need to meet the criteria set out by the PNP’s points grid system in order to submit their EOI and apply. The Provincial Nominee Program is designed to meet the specific needs of the provinces of Canada, rather than Canada in general which is why this subcategory targets only certain in-demand positions. Being eligible for this subcategory also does not mean that you are eligible for all the skilled occupations listed by Saskatchewan which is why it’s important to apply to the stream you are best-suited for.
Applicants Are Eligible If They:
Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program point assessment grid
Have a language score of at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4
Have completed post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship that’s comparable to the Canadian education system of at least one year in length. The candidate should have earned a diploma, certificate or degree during this time
Have at least one year of work experience in the last 10 years
Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan

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