Saskatchewan held its provincial nominee draw, inviting 500 candidates on June 8, 2023.
Saskatchewan conducted the latest Expression of Interest draw of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) in Occupation-in-demand and the Express Entry streams. The SINP draw for the Express stream invited 268 candidates, while the occupations-in-demand stream selected 232 candidates with specified NOC codes. The minimum CRS score requirement for these draws was 69 points.
Saskatchewan Occupations-in-Demand stream
Saskatchewan operates the Occupations-in-Demand stream, a sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). It targets international skilled workers having skilled work experience in main occupations. Candidates can immigrate to Saskatchewan through the non-Express Entry linked category by creating Expression of Interest (EOI) profiles. Top-ranking candidates receive invitations through regular SINP draws. The applicants need no active Express Entry profiles to qualify for the Occupations-in-Demand sub-category of SINP.
Saskatchewan Express Entry Stream
Candidates with active Express Entry profiles can explore the Saskatchewan Express Entry pathway to work and settle in the province. It does not mandate a job offer from a Canadian employer. The Express Entry stream is under the international skilled worker category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). Candidates qualifying under the Express Entry stream receive an extra 600 points in their CRS scores. The addition boosts the chances of their selection through Express Entry draw.