Saskatchewan Express Entry for International Skilled Workers

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Saskatchewan Express Entry stream is a pathway of the SINP International Skilled Workers for applicants who have a valid Express Entry profile number and a Job Seeker Code. This means that you must be eligible for one of the three Express Entry pathways and your profile should be in the federal pool.

This article provides detailed information about the eligibility requirements and complete application procedure for the SINP Express Entry pathway.

Eligibility criteria for Saskatchewan Express Entry program

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To be eligible for SINP International Skilled Workers Express Entry, you must have an active profile in the federal pool. Eligibility criteria for Saskatchewan Express Entry program is tabulated below.

Requirement factorsDetails
Express Entry eligibilityBe eligible for one of the three Express Entry pathways:
1. Federal Skilled Worker
2. Canadian Experience Class
3. Federal Skilled Trades Program
Get a CRS score out of 1200 points and be in the federal pool. Once you successfully create your profile, you will get a job seeker code and an Express Entry profile number

Source: Where can I find my Express Entry profile number and/or Job Seeker validation code? 
SINP Score calculatorScore at least 60 points out of 110 in the SINP point assessment grid. The SINP points calculator scores EOI or Expression of Interest according to factors such as age, work experience, education, language proficiency, adaptability. 
Language requirement1. CLB /NCLC 7 for Federal Skilled Worker Program
2. CLB 7 for TEER 0 or 1, CLB 5 for TEER 2 or 3 in case of Canadian Experience Class
3. CLB 5 in speaking and listening, and CLB 4 in reading and writing for Federal Skilled Trades Program
Academic requirementsA minimum of one year post-secondary education is mandatory. You must have a diploma, degree or a certification according to your intended job. If you acquired education from outside Canada, you are required to submit a valid Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report to demonstrate academic proficiency. An ECA report is valid for 5 years.
Work ExperienceYour work experience should correspond with your education and intended occupation. It should also belong to the list of eligible NOC codes for the Saskatchewan Express Entry pathway. Only NOC TEER levels 0,1,2 & 3 are eligible for this stream. Work experience in TEER 3 and 4 is not eligible. Moreover, if required, you should also be eligible for SINP licensure.
1. If you are a skilled professional, you must have paid, full time work experience of at least one year within the last 10 years
2. If you are eligible for Canadian Experience Class, you must have full-time, paid work experience of minimum one year in the last three years.
3. If you belong to the Federal Skilled Trade program, you must have two years of full-time, paid work experience in the last five years.
Settlement PlanYou must have a settlement plan that demonstrates your intention to permanently settle and work in the province of Saskatchewan.

How to Apply to the Saskatchewan Express Entry pathway?

To apply to the SINP International Skilled Worker Express Entry pathway, you will be required to go through six major steps:

  1. Register in SINP online portal or OASIS
  2. Create an Expression Of Interest or EOI and get a score by the SINP point assessment grid.
  3. Get an ITA in Saskatchewan PNP draws if your EOI score is equal to or higher than the cut-off.
  4. Upload all documents and send a complete application along with the non-refundable fee.
  5. Get provincial nomination through the Saskatchewan Express Entry pathway.
  6. Apply for Canada PR

Phase 1: Creating an EOI or Expression of Interest

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The very first step while applying for Saskatchewan Express Entry is to register at OASIS and submit an Expression of Interest. SINP Expression of Interest is not the same as the SINP application. It is completely free. An EOI is valid for one year from the date of creation, and you can have one active EOI at a time. You will need to submit an EOI only if you are applying for Occupations in-demand or Express Entry streams of the SINP International Skilled Worker (ISW) program.

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Submit a complete Expression of Interest by filling out information about your Express Entry profile, job seeker validation code, intended occupation, age, work experience, and other scoring criteria. You will be scored by the Saskatchewan PNP calculator according to the information you provide in your EOI. 

Phase 2: Get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in Draws and Apply to SINP Express Entry

After submission, your EOI will be scored out of 110 by the SINP point assessment grid. The point distribution is tabulated below.

EOI Scoring factorsPoints
Education and Training23 
Skilled Work Experience15 
Language Proficiency  30 
Age12 
Saskatchewan connection30 

Higher your ITA, the better will be your chance to get an Invitation to Apply in the SINP draws that are held twice a month most of the time. Once you get an Invitation to apply, you will have 60 days to submit a completed SINP application with all the required documents. This is the step when you will have to pay a non-refundable application fee of $350 Canadian dollars. 

Phase 3: Get a Provincial Nomination through the Saskatchewan Express Entry pathway and apply to Canada PR.

After you have submitted a complete SINP application, it will undergo a pre-screening and a critical assessment process. During the pre-screening, your application will be examined for completeness. Once it passes the pre-screening phase, it will then be critically assessed for information accuracy.

All your documents and the scored points will be assessed. In case SINP requires more information, you will be notified within email. You will get 10 days to provide all the additional information. After your application passes the assessment phase, you will get an approval for provincial nomination. A provincial nomination is valid for 6 months or 180 days.

After getting Provincial Nomination approval

  1. Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) will submit details of provincial nomination in the Express Entry system.
  2. You will be sent a notification about provincial nomination confirmation in your IRCC account. You will have 30 days to accept the SINP provincial nomination. 
  3. Once you accept the nomination, you will get 600 additional points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) as a provincial nominee. 
  4. Once you get an ITA or Invitation to Apply in the latest Express Entry draw, you will have 60 days to apply to IRCC for Canada PR through Express Entry .

Documents required

You should have all your documents ready before applying to the Saskatchewan Express Entry pathway. This will ensure that you save time and submit a complete application. Below is an approximate list of documents you will need before applying for the SINP Express Entry pathway.

  • Express Entry Profile number and Job Seeker Validation code
  • Language proficiency test results. IRCC and SINP accept CELPIP and IELTS for English proficiency test, and TCF and TEF for French language proficiency test. Your language test results are valid for 2 years or 24 months.
  • ECA report that is not older than 5 years
  • Proof of employment such as reference letters. The reference letter must be on the official letterhead and include information about your job, date of employment, responsibilities and duties, working hours, etc. It should also include the contact information and location of the company.
  • Additional government issued document for work experience. For instance work permits, work visa, provident fund, pension fund, ITR acknowledgement form etc. 
  • A Settlement plan. This includes official statements or certificates from financial institutions.
  • Passport
  • Birth certificate

This list of documents for Saskatchewan Express Entry pathway is not exhaustive and is subject to change based on your profile. Contact a CICC approved immigration representative to get your profile assessed along with a complete list of documents required.

Processing time and fee

The processing time for the Saskatchewan Express Entry pathway is approximately 23 weeks. The non-refundable application fee for SINP Express Entry is $350 CAD. This does not include the extra cost incurred for ECA report, language proficiency tests, and other services.

SINP draws for Express Entry pathway

The SINP issues ITAs to applicants with EOI scores equal to or more than the cut-off. If more than one applicant has the same EOI score, people with a prior Saskatchewan connection will be prioritized. This includes past education, work experience or relatives in the province of Saskatchewan. The next preference will be given to applicants who have more work experience or have higher language test scores. The latest draws for Saskatchewan Express Entry pathway for the year 2023 are tabulated below. 

Date of DrawCommentarySINP NOC listEOI cut-offNo. ITAs
27th December, 2023Mandatory Educational Credential Assessment31200, 31203, 32102, 32120, 32121, 32122, 331016915
23rd
October
2023
Mandatory Educational Credential Assessment13201, 20012, 21211, 21220, 21221, 21222, 21223, 21230, 21231, 21232, 21233, 21234, 21301, 21321, 22220, 22221, 32120, 32122, 60020, 60031, 62100, 63200, 70012, 72024, 72106, 820308459
16th August 2023Applicants living in India00015, 13101, 21120, 22212, 22232, 22300, 22303, 70010, 72010, 72011, 72012, 72013, 72014, 72020, 72021, 72100, 72106, 72200, 72300, 72301, 72320, 72400, 72401, 72410, 72500, 7311260224
8th June 2023Mandatory Educational Credential Assessment11202, 12013, 12102, 13201, 21301, 21310, 21321, 21399, 22100, 22111, 22212, 22301, 22302, 41402, 70012, 72106, 90010, 9201269268
18th May 2023Mandatory ECA13201, 21203, 21211, 21220, 21221, 21223, 21230, 21232, 21233, 21234, 21301, 21321, 22220, 22221, 31203, 32102, 32120, 32121, 32122, 32123, 41301, 62100, 70012, 72100, 72106, 72201, 72400, 72401, 72410, 82030, 9210067784
3rd May 2023Mandatory ECA
13201, 21203, 21211, 21220, 21221, 21223, 21230, 21232, 21233, 21234, 21301, 21321, 22220, 22221, 31203, 32102, 32120, 32121, 32122, 32123, 41301, 62100, 70012, 72024, 72100, 72106, 72201, 72400, 72401, 72410, 82030, 9210068739
20th April 2023Mandatory ECA13201, 20012, 21203, 21211, 21220, 21221, 21222, 21223, 21230, 21231, 21232, 21233, 21234, 21301, 21321, 22220, 22221, 31203, 32102, 32103, 32120, 32121, 32122, 32123, 41301, 62100, 70012, 72024, 72100, 72106, 72201, 72310, 72400, 72401, 72410, 73102, 82030, 9210069623
23rd March 2023Mandatory ECA00012, 00013, 00015, 10010, 10011, 10012, 10020, 10021, 10022, 10029, 10030, 11101, 11102, 11109, 11200, 11201, 11202, 12010, 12011, 12013, 12100, 12101, 12102, 12103, 12200, 12202, 13100, 13101, 13110, 13111, 13112, 20010, 20012, 21101, 21110, 21112, 21120, 21203, 21210, 21220, 21221, 21222, 21223, 21230, 21231, 21232, 21233, 21234, 21300, 21301, 21310, 21311, 21322, 22100, 22101, 22110, 22212, 22220, 22221, 22222, 22232, 22300, 22301, 22303, 22310, 32102, 32112, 32120, 33101, 33103, 40020, 40030, 41200, 41210, 41300, 41320, 41400, 41401, 41402, 41404, 41406, 4212 , 42202, 43100, 60010, 60020, 60030, 62022, 62024, 62100, 62101, 62200, 63102, 63200, 63202, 70010, 70012, 70020, 72401, 72410, 73201, 73401, 80020, 82030, 82031, 90010, 92011, 92012, 92100, 9310182184
16th February 2023Mandatory ECA
00012, 00013, 00015, 10010, 10011, 10012, 10021, 10022, 10029, 10030, 11101, 11102, 11109, 11200, 11201, 11202, 12010, 12011, 12013, 12101, 12102, 12103, 12111, 12112, 12200, 13100, 13110, 13111, 13112, 20010, 20011, 20012, 21101, 21110, 21112, 21120, 21200, 21203, 21210, 21211, 21220, 21221, 21222, 21223, 21231, 21232, 21233, 21234, 21300, 21301, 21310, 21311, 21322, 22101, 22212, 22220, 22221, 22222, 22231, 22232, 22233, 22300, 22303, 22310, 31200, 31201, 32120, 32129, 33103, 40030, 41200, 41210, 41300, 41400, 41401, 41402, 41403, 41404, 41405, 41409, 42202, 43100, 60010, 60020, 62029, 62100, 62200, 63102, 63200, 63202, 70010, 70012, 70020, 72011, 72402, 72410, 73101, 80020, 80021, 82030, 90010, 92012, 92100, 9310184242

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