Saskatchewan Conducts Occupation Specific EOI Draws Later Revises In-demand Occupation List
Posted On: Wed, Dec 25 2019
The province of Saskatchewan conducted the first Expression of Interest draw after revising the Saskatchewan in-demand occupation list on April 17 for immigration applicants with work experience in specific in-demand occupations. Three of the four occupations were targeted in the SINP draws that were new additions to Saskatchewan In-demand Occupations List that was updated on 4 April 2019.
The selected applicants were required to have relevant work experience in an occupation listed on SINP for both SINP’s Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories. However, a job offer was not required for either sub-category.
The current EOI draw invited 324 applicants through Express Entry and Occupation In-demand categories with eligible work experience in one of the following occupations:
- Land Surveyors (NOC 2154)
- Technical Occupations in Geomatics and Meteorology (NOC 2255)
- Tailors, Dressmakers, Furriers, and Milliners (NOC 6342)
- Appliance Servicers and Repairers (NOC 7332)
The cut-off score in the April 17 draw for both Express Entry and Occupation In-demand subcategories was EOI 60 points. This was the lowest score drawn for Occupations In-demand applicants since the introduction of the EOI system in July 2018.
Invitations to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence for SINP is normally given to the highest-ranked applicants, however, April 17 occupation specific draw was an exception to this rule.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program is part of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program that allows potential migrants to come and settle in the particular province for permanent basis.
Saskatchewan Province after conducting the occupation-specific EOI draw revised its In-Demand Occupations List to remove the four occupations targeted in the April 17 draw. However, the government said that the applicants who received an invitation to apply prior to the removal of their occupation from the list are still eligible to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residence.
The new SINP occupations in-demand list now contains 20 occupations including Computer Programmer and Interactive Media Developers.
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is part of Canada PR programs that invite migrants to the country on a permanent basis. If you wish to know more in this regard, it is suggested to connect with visa and immigration experts of Aptech Global by filling the SINP Assessment form.