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Changes In Intake Under Immigration Sub-Categories Of Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan province of Canada has significantly increased the number of application under two subcategories of an immigration program called the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). More applications are likely to be accepted by the end of 2017.

The two sub-categories are namely International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand and SINP International Skilled Worker – Express Entry.

Two of these categories, launched in the year 2015, have proven to be quite popular among applicants from different nationalities. Both the sub-categories do not require a mandatory job offer from any Canadian employer and have the chance of receiving a provincial immigration or permanent residency. The common-law partner or the spouse can also be included in the application when applying through these two sub-categories. Though, the applicant must have work experience in an occupation that is in demand in Saskatchewan province along with a score of 60 points or more in the SINP assessment grid.

Successful candidates who apply through the Occupations In-Demand sub-category receive a nomination certificate which can be used when applying for permanent residency outside the Express Entry system. Many applicants who haven’t earlier joined the Express Entry pool find it attractive because the benchmark is lower for the minimum language requirement as compared to other Express Entry immigration programs.

You will have to have an Express Entry profile in prior to apply through the Express Entry sub-category. Applicants who are successful receive additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking Points (CRS) that places them a lot ahead in the line for getting selected from the Express Entry pool. When candidates are selected, they can even apply for permanent residency with the help of Express Entry having IRCC process most of the applications within a span of six months.


These subcategories opened quite many times in the year 2017 which often reach their intake in a few days. Under the Occupation In-Demand subcategory, the latest application intake period occurred in August, 2017. It opened for about 1,200 applications which were filed in a single day. The subcategory Express Entry opened to 600 applicants in July which have been filing in four days.

Announcement of August 22
An announcement was outlined on 22nd August by the Saskatchewan government which stated that the maximum number of candidates that can be accepted would increase under the SINP International Skilled Worker subcategories. It points that the future intakes would operate on the basis of first-come first-serve.

Increasing the maximum number of candidates to 900 makes it about 53 percent greater than that was stated previously as the maximum number. According to the previous intake periods, applicants under the Express Entry subcategory will be able to submit their applications successfully for obtaining a provincial nomination if prepared in advance. The documentation necessary for creating by the candidates by the SINP is way more complicated than an Express Entry profile.

Occupations List

The occupations list has been expanded in July which now comprises on 42 occupations out of which almost half will require the candidates to have professional licensure from any designated organisation before the application process is started by the SINP.

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