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SINP draw: 541 invited, minimum EOI drops 5 points

SINP draw

The province of Saskatchewan in Canada has held its third round of provincial invitations in 2021.

In the latest Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program [SINP] draw held on February 11, a total of 541 invitations – 344 to Express Entry and another 197 to Occupations In-Demand candidates – have been issued.

The SINP offers various immigration pathways for those looking to migrate overseas to Canada and settle within Saskatchewan.

What is meant by Expression of Interest [EOI]?

The first step of the process for candidates applying through the SINP categories of Express Entry or Occupations In-Demand would be the creation of their Expression of Interest [EOI] profile.

Those successful in submitting an EOI will be entered into the EOI pool.

Valid for 1 year [from the submission date], only 1 active EOI profile can be created per candidate at any time.

Based on the information provided, the candidates will be ranked. It is the highest-ranked candidates that are invited – though EOI draws – to apply to the SINP.

Do keep in mind that a candidate cannot have an EOI profile for both the Express Entry as well as the Occupations In-Demand categories of the SINP at the same time.

Typically, the SINP limits the selection of EOIs per occupation ensuring that “positive employment prospects in Saskatchewan are selected and nominations do not exceed employment demand”.

On a minimum, SINP selection rounds are held on a bi-monthly basis.

 An Overview of SINP February 11, 2021 draw 

Total invitations issued: 541 

Category EOI score of lowest ranked candidate Total candidates invited to apply
Occupations In-Demand 72 197

Occupations In-Demand candidates invited had Educational

Credential Assessments.

NOC codes included:

0013, 0014, 0016, 0121, 0124, 0131, 0421, 0423, 0601, 0621, 0711, 0712, 0714, 0731, 0821, 0911, 0912, 1121, Updated: February 11, 2021 1122, 1123, 1211, 1214, 1215, 1221, 1222, 1224, 1225, 1241, 1242, 1243, 1252, 1313, 2121, 2131, 2132, 2143, 2144, 2148, 2151, 2161, 2211, 2212, 2222, 2232, 2241, 2242, 2243, 2252, 2253, 2262, 2263, 2281, 2282, 3143, 3211, 3212, 3234, 3237, 4033, 4152, 4161, 4162, 4164, 4165, 4166, 4167, 4169, 4212, 4215, 4216, 6221, 6222, 6235, 6316, 6342, 7231, 7237, 7242, 7251, 7283, 7294, 7313, 7321, 7322, 7381, 8222, 9212, 9213, 9241.

Express Entry 72 344

Express Entry candidates invited had Educational Credential Assessments.

NOCs included:

0013, 0014, 0016, 0121, 0124, 0131, 0421, 0423, 0601, 0621, 0711, 0712, 0714, 0731, 0821, 0911, 0912, 1121, 1122, 1123, 1211, 1214, 1215, 1221, 1222, 1224, 1225, 1241, 1242, 1243, 1252, 1313, 2121, 2131, 2132, 2143, 2144, 2148, 2151, 2161, 2211, 2212, 2222, 2232, 2241, 2242, 2243, 2252, 2253, 2262, 2263, 2281, 2282, 3143, 3211, 3212, 3234, 3237, 4033, 4152, 4161, 4162, 4164, 4165, 4166, 4167, 4169, 4212, 4215, 4216, 6221, 6222, 6235, 6316, 6342, 7231, 7237, 7242, 7251, 7283, 7294, 7313, 7321, 7322, 7381, 8222, 9212, 9213, 9241.

The minimum EOI score required in the previous SINP draw, on January 21, 2021, was 77 for both categories. The minimum score cut-off required has dropped to EOI 72 in the latest SINP draw.

How does a provincial nomination help an Express Entry candidate?

A nomination by a provincial or territorial [PT] government – under the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] of Canada – leads to an Express Entry candidate automatically being given 600 ‘additional’ points that are added to their Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS] score.

With their profile thus boosted towards the top of the Express Entry pool, the candidate is guaranteed an Invitation to Apply [ITA] in the subsequent federal Express Entry draw to be held.

As of February 8, 2021, there were a total of 152,714 Express Entry profiles in the pool of candidates. Of these, only 603 were in the 601 to 1,200 CRS range.

In 2020, the SINP invited a total of 8,283 candidates to apply for a SINP nomination for Canadian permanent residence. 3,854 got invitations through the SINP’s Express Entry category.

SINP International Skilled Workers: Expression of Interest [EOI] Selection Results 2021

Total SINP invitations so far – 1,428

Occupations in-Demand: 747

Express Entry: 681

Date of Invitations to Apply Category Score of Lowest Ranked Candidate Total invited
January 7, 2021 Occupations In-Demand 71 237
Express Entry 71 148
January 21, 2021 Occupations In-Demand 77 313
Express Entry 77 189
February 11, 2021 Occupations In-Demand 72 197
Express Entry 72 344

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