Saskatchewan draws candidates with specific work experience, revises In-Demand Occupations List

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program broke new ground April 17 with its first Expression of Interest draw for immigration candidates with work experience in specific in-demand occupations.

Three of the four occupations targeted were new additions to Saskatchewan’s In-demand Occupations List, which the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) t

Work experience in an occupation on the list is a requirement for both the SINP’s Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories.

A job offer, however, is not required for either sub-category.

The SINP is part of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program, which allows participating provinces and territories to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residence each year.

4 occupations targeted in April 17 EOI draw

A total of 324 invitations were issued to Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand candidates with eligible work experience in one of the following occupations. NOC in the table below refers to the profession’s code under Canada’s National Occupational Classification.


Occupation Title

2154Land Surveyors
2255Technical Occupations in Geomatics and Meteorology*
6342Tailors, Dressmakers, Furriers and Milliners*
7332Appliance Servicers and Repairers*

* denotes occupations added April 4.

The SINP had indicated earlier this week that it may make “occupation-specific selections” from its Expression of Interest (EOI) system, which manages the pool of candidates for its Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories.

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