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SINP PNP changed for in-demand occupations

by Nationwide V. Visa Consultant

Welcome change in Saskatchewan PNP for in-demand occupations

As a pathway for Canada immigration, Saskatchewan PNP has its own popularity among the various Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is the official name of the program but it is popularly knows as Saskatchewan PNP. One major reason for its popularity is the fact that it accepts highest number of applications among PNPs, with no limit on the number of applications.


Information about the change

Last year, the Saskatchewan PNP decided to replace its list of eligible occupations, officially known as the ‘In-Demand Occupation List', with a list of ‘Excluded occupations’. The small but significant change helped the number of eligible in-demand occupations increase from a mere 19 to 218. This opened the door for a broad range of candidates, who have highly skilled work experience and had previously been excluded. This allowed them to submit their Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Saskatchewan PNP.

Professions which have now become eligible, cover high-skilled occupations that range from professional and managerial to technical and skilled trades. These represent a spectrum of industries and sectors and include the following in IT:

  • database analysts and data administrators

  • information systems analysts

  • computer network technicians

  • software engineers and designers

  • information systems testing technicians

  • web designers and technicians

  • computer programmers and interactive media developers


Positive demand for employment across occupations

The change is expected to better meet the labour and skill requirements of the Saskatchewan province. All the 218 occupations that are now eligible as per the change, have a positive demand in the province as per the Occupational Outlook of the Government of Saskatchewan. This move will also save the province extra work on having to update the in-demand workers list regularly. Instead, the approach is clear cut that for certain occupations, Saskatchewan PNP will not invite candidates to apply. While for the eligible occupations, candidates will be invited throughout the year as per the Occupational Outlook.


Access to eligible occupations’ list

The one and only way you can now view the list of eligible occupations, is to submit an online Expression of Interest (EOI) on SINP website.

Among all the fields that candidates must complete is a drop-down list that contains the list of eligible occupations. Only those eligible candidates, whose occupation features on the drop-down list can submit an EOI into the pool of candidates for either the Express Entry or the Occupation In-Demand (OID) sub-categories.


Selection of candidates

As per the new change, a candidate’s occupation and EOI score are the most important factors, basis which it is determined who will receive an invitation to apply (ITA) for a nomination from the Saskatchewan province.

The approval rates play a significant role in determining how many people are invited under SINP for a provincial nomination in every eligible occupation.


SINP points calculator

If you are willing to move to Canada by taking the Saskatchewan PNP pathway, but unsure where to start or if you are eligible for the program, use our SINP points calculator. The calculator is fully updated as per the changes in the Saskatchewan PNP. This SINP points calculator will check your eligibility in a few minutes only.


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