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Saskatchewan Invites Express Entry, Occupation In-Demand Candidates With Specific Work Experience


Conference and event planners removed from In-Demand Occupations List following May 1 draw

Saskatchewan invited 202 candidates with work experience in seven occupations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence on May 1.

The draws through the province's Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand immigration sub-categories targeted candidates with work experience in the following occupations. NOC refers to the profession's code under Canada's National Occupational Classification:

NOC Occupation Title
0423 Managers in social, community and correctional services
1226 Conference and event planners
3216 Medical sonographers
4151 Psychologists
4215 Instructors of persons with disabilities
6331 Butchers
6332 Bakers


All seven occupations were on the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)'s In-demand Occupations List.

Work experience in an occupation on the list is among the eligibility requirements for both the SINP's Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories.

A job offer, however, is not required.

The SINP followed the draw by removing conference and event planners (NOC 1226) from the list - the third time that the SINP has updated its In-demand Occupations List since the start of April.

The May 1 draw was the SINP's second to target candidates with work experience in specific occupations on the list. An earlier draw held April 17 invited Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand candidates with work experience in four occupations, all of which were removed from the list after the draw.

The Express Entry sub-category is linked to the federal Express Entry system, which manages the pool of candidates for Canada's Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.

In order to be considered for an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination through either the Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-category, candidates must first create and submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile to the SINP.

Profiles are assessed and given a score based on factors such as education level, work experience, age, language ability and family, work or study connections to Saskatchewan.

The highest-scoring profiles are drawn from the pool of eligible EOI candidates through regular draws and invited to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

The lowest-scoring Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand candidates invited in the May 1 draw had a score of 67.

Express Entry candidates who are approved for a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and are effectively guaranteed an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

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