Saskatchewan Expands Its List of Eligible In-Demand Occupations for Express Entry and In-Demand Occupation sub-categories
129 occupations are also excluded from the list
The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has expanded its list of in-demand occupations from 19 occupations to more than 200 for two of its most popular immigration categories – Express Entry and In-Demand Occupation sub-category.
Express Entry and In-Demand Occupation sub-category are two prominent streams within the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) for individuals who have education and work experience in a high-skilled and in-demand occupation. High skilled occupations include:
- NOC “A” (occupations that usually require university education);
- NOC “B” (occupations that usually require college education or apprenticeship training); or
- NOC “0” (management)
However, both these categories do not require a candidate to have a job offer or work experience in Canada in order to be eligible.
The Express Entry sub-category is for candidates who also have a profile in Canada’s federal Express Entry pool. Express Entry Candidates who receive a provincial nomination through the SINP’s Express Entry sub-category are awarded an additional 600 points towards their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which effectively guarantees them an ITA for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Express Entry draw.
On the other hand, the In-Demand Occupation Sub-Category is for candidates who are not in the Express Entry pool. If nominated, candidates under In-Demand Occupation Sub-Category would apply for permanent residence outside of Express Entry, which is generally slower by comparison.
However, rather than listing the occupations that are now eligible, the SINP lists the 129 occupations that are excluded from the list, which leaves over 200 occupations that may now be eligible to apply.
Candidates, who wish to immigrate to Saskatchewan through the both Express Entry and In-Demand Occupation Sub-Category, must register a separate Expression of Interest (EOI) with the SINP.
In order to be considered under Saskatchewan’s Express Entry sub-category, the first step is to submit a profile into the federal Express Entry pool. While to apply through Saskatchewan’s Occupation In-Demand Sub-Category, candidates need to first create a profile in Saskatchewan’s EOI system.
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