On August 26, 2020, the province of Saskatchewan in Canada has invited 570 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program [SINP]. All the invitations issued in the latest SINP draw went to candidates under the Occupations In-Demand category. No invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates.

The previous SINP invitation round was held on August 14, 2020, wherein 286 Express Entry and 247 Occupations In-Demand candidates received invitations to apply.

For being considered by Saskatchewan, or any other province/territory part of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program [PNP], a candidate will be required to initiate the process by creating their Expression of Interest [EOI] profile with the concerned PNP.

Do keep in mind that the EOI is not a visa application. An EOI is only a way of informing the province or territory that you would be interested in being nominated by them for Canada permanent residence.

Anyone seeking a provincial nomination must have the clear intention of settling down within the province/territory nominating them after acquiring their Canada PR.

Generally, SINP invitation rounds are held bi-monthly. The selection of EOIs is limited based on occupation, thereby ensuring that “nominees with positive employment prospects in Saskatchewan are selected” and nominations do not go beyond the employment demand in the province.

Overview – SINP: August 26 draw

Category EOI score of lowest ranked candidate Total candidates invited to apply
Occupations In-Demand 68 570

Candidates invited had Educational Credential Assessments [ECA].

Those invited in the present SINP round had –

  • An ECA
  • Selected any of the occupations [given below]*
  • EOI score 69 or above
  • EOI score of 68 as well as connections to Saskatchewan
  • EOI score of 68 + 10 years’ work experience + language level at least CLB 8

*National Occupational Classification [NOC] codes included in this draw were –

0013, 0111, 0112, 0121, 0131, 0132, 0421, 0423, 0711, 0714, 0821, 0822, 0912, 1114, 1121, 1214, 1215, 1221, 1225, 1241, 1313, 2143, 2144, 2148, 2222, 2234, 2242, 2263, 2264, 3143, 3211, 3212, 3215, 3219, 3234, 4151, 4152, 4153, 4165, 4212, 7246, 7301, 7312, 7315, 7321, 7322, 9212, 9213, 9232, 9241.

SINP International Skilled Workers: Expression of Interest [EOI] Selection Results 2020

Date of Invitations to Apply Category Score of Lowest Ranked Candidate Total invited
January 9, 2020 Occupations In-Demand 69 166
Express Entry 69 142
January 13, 2020 Occupations In-Demand 69 109
Express Entry 69 125
February 13, 2020 Occupations In-Demand 70 369
Express Entry 70 277
February 27, 2020 Occupations In-Demand 69 275
Express Entry 69 301
March 26, 2020 Occupations In-Demand 75 205
May 28, 2020 Occupations In-Demand 78 125
Express Entry 78 127
July 29, 2020 Occupations In-Demand 70 248
Express Entry 70 254
August 14, 2020 Occupations In-Demand 69 247
Express Entry 69 286
August 26, 2020 Occupations In-Demand 68 570